THE D'OYLY CARTE OPERA COMPANY

Clinton Elder (1894)

[Born c.1867]

Tenor Clinton Elder's first recorded appearance on the New York Stage was in a concert at the Fourteenth Street Theatre in December 1887. Several concert appearances are recorded before his first dramatic role as Philip de Bellegarde in Planquette's Captain Therèse (Union Square Theatre, February 1892).

He was later engaged to play Captain Fitzbattleaxe with D'Oyly Carte's American Utopia Limited Company, appearing in New York and Boston from March 26 to June 1, 1894.It was Elder's only role with the D'Oyly Carte organization. Elder remained in America after Utopia closed, appearing that summer as Frederic in The Pirates of Penzance at Boston's Tremont Theatre.

Elder appeared often in New York musical productions over the next several years.His last role there was Frederick, Prince of Pisa, in a revival of The Mascot by the Castle Square Opera Company (American Theatre, 1900).



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