THE D'OYLY CARTE OPERA COMPANY
Annie Dayton (1881, 1882)
Annie Dayton appeared in the chorus with one of two R. D'Oyly Carte and E. E. Rice Opera Companies playing Billee Taylor in America in the spring of 1881. Her name appears in the programme for a benefit matinee put on by the combined companies in New York for Helen Lenoir, May 19, 1881.
In March and April 1882 she was in the chorus of Claude Duval, and probably Patience, when they were produced under D'Oyly Carte management at New York's Standard Theatre.Later that year she played Tulip (an innocent fairy) in Venus, a "musical and political fairy extravaganza" at Tony Pastor's New Fourteenth Street Theatre.Venus was based on W. S. Gilbert and Gilbert a Beckett's burlesque The Happy Land.
Miss Dayton later appeared at the Standard as Hodge in Frederic Clay's opera The Merry Duchess (September-October 1883), and at the Casino in an American adaptation of a Viennese comic opera called Amorita (November 1885-February 1886).
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