THE D'OYLY CARTE OPERA COMPANY

M. F. Donovan as Ralph Rackstraw in H.M.S. Pinafore

M. F. Donovan (1880)

M. F. Donovan of St. John's Roman Catholic Church, Philadelphia, appeared as Ralph Rackstraw in Philadelphia and on tour with Gorman's Church Choir Pinafore Company in 1879.In April 1880 he appeared briefly on tour in New England as Frederic in The Pirates of Penzance with D'Oyly Carte's First American Pirates Company, for which he was presumably a chorister and understudy.




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