THE D'OYLY CARTE OPERA COMPANY

Rosa Husk (1881-84)

[Born Kings Cross, London 1863]

Rosa Alexandra Husk toured with D'Oyly Carte organization in the early 1880s. She appeared as Kate in The Pirates of Penzance (April-December 1881) with Mr. D'Oyly Carte's "C" Company, and later had two tours as the Lady Angela in Patience with Mr. D'Oyly Carte's No. 1 "Patience" Company (March-April 1883 and March-July 1884). During the 1881 Pirates tour she appeared as Kate Husk, but for the subsequent Patience tours she was billed by her real name of Rosa or as Rose.

Miss Husk was the daughter of James B. Husk, and early D'Oyly Carte chorister who sang the Foreman in Trial by Jury on occasion, and the younger sister of the well-known spiritualist medium Cecil Husk.



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