THE D'OYLY CARTE OPERA COMPANY

J. Warren Foster in King of Cadonia

J. W. Foster (1896, 1898)

John Warren Foster made his first London Stage appearance in a single Royal Academy of Music matinee performance of Peter the Shipwright at the Lyceum, March 25, 1893. He later joined the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company chorus at the Savoy, filling in for Jones Hewson as the Herald during the first production of The Grand Duke in June 1896 while Hewson was deputizing as Ludwig. Foster appears to have left the D'Oyly Carte during the 1896 revival of The Mikado for his name cannot be found among the choristers of the subsequent productions of The Grand Duchess of Gerolstein or The Yeomen of the Guard. He returned to the Savoy in May 1898 when he created the small part of Baldwyn of Ath in The Beauty Stone.

Foster seems to have left the D'Oyly Carte again after The Beauty Stone. His remaining appearances on the London stage were few and far between. In March and April 1900 he was Proculeius in six performances of Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra at the Lyceum, and from April to July 1909 he was Akbar in the musical play A Persian Princess at the Queen's Theatre. He also appeared on tour around 1910 in the musical play King of Cadonia.




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