THE D'OYLY CARTE OPERA COMPANY

Maud Holland (1890)

[Died London Oct 1968]

Maud Holland created the small part of Daisy in The Red Hussar, a comic opera by Henry Pottinger Stephens and Edward Solomon which opened at London's Lyric Theatre in November 1889. Later in the run, which continued until May 1890, she filled in for Marie Tempest in the leading part of Kitty Carroll, and when The Sentry (a one-act musical vaudeville) was added to the Lyric bill in April 1890 Miss Holland took the part of Peggy.

Her only engagement with the D'Oyly Carte organization seems to have lasted but three days. She was one of fourteen Gianettas who appeared at the Savoy during the initial run of The Gondoliers. Miss Holland's turn lasted from August 27 to 29, 1890. Later that year she appeared at the Prince of Wales's in the pantomime The Rose and the Ring (December 1890-January 1891).

She had several further roles on the London Stage between 1893 and 1895:including Guinevere Block and, later, Little Christopher in the burlesque Little Christopher Columbus (Lyric, 1893-94), Peggy again in The Sentry (Lyric, 1893), Pansy in Weatherwise (another Lyric curtain raiser, 1894), and Girtonia Fitzgiggle in The Newest Woman (a single matinee, Avenue, April 1895).



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