THE D'OYLY CARTE OPERA COMPANY

Stuart Harold (1880)

From February to May 1880 Stuart Harold toured the U.S. and Canada as Samuel in The Pirates of Penzance with D'Oyly Carte's Second American Pirates Company. Harold did not have a role when H.M.S. Pinafore was presented instead of Pirates in Philadelphia (April 12-24), but when the Company arrived in Baltimore on April 26 for a week of Pinafore, Harold assumed the part of Captain Corcoran.

In November 1886, Harold made what may have been his New York Stage debut as Florian in a revival of Princess Ida at the Fifth Avenue Theatre under the management of John Stetson. Though not a D'Oyly Carte production, the cast featured several well-known Savoyards including Courtice Pounds and Geraldine Ulmar.

Harold's subsequent New York roles included Pippo in a revival of The Mascot and Sancho Mendingo in a musical work called Big Pony (both Bijou Opera House, 1887), and Miguel in a Mexican comic opera called Jacinta (Harry Miner's Fifth Avenue Theatre, 1894).



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