THE D'OYLY CARTE OPERA COMPANY

Linda Anne Hutchison as Elsie Maynard in The Yeomen of the Guard

Linda Anne Hutchison (1969-73)

[Born Perth, Scotland]

Linda Anne Hutchison studied piano, elocution, and ballet in her native Scotland, where she appeared in her first Gilbert & Sullivan roles at Gordonstoun School. She traveled to London at age 16 to study at the Guildhall School of Music, and was later a finalist in the 1969 Ferrier Competition.

She joined the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company chorus in September 1969. During her first season she filled in for Anne Guthrie as Phyllis in Iolanthe. Miss Guthrie would leave the D'Oyly Carte at the end of the season and, in September 1970, Miss Hutchison would begin the new season as a principal soprano. She would play the Plaintiff in Trial by Jury, Constance Partlett in The Sorcerer, Josephine in H.M.S. Pinafore, Patience in Patience, Phyllis in Iolanthe, Elsie Maynard in The Yeomen of the Guard, and Gianetta in The Gondoliers, all but the Plaintiff (which she gave up in October 1972) for the balance of her D'Oyly Carte Opera Company career. She left the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company in June 1973.




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