Pauline Joran as Saida in The Beauty Stone

Pauline Joran (1898)

[Born Freeport, Illinois c.1870, died Paddington, London 13 Aug 1954]

Pauline Joran made her London Stage debut in 1893 at Covent Garden as Lola in Cavalleria Rusticana and Beppe in L'Amico Fritz.Over the next three years (1894-96) she appeared at Drury Lane and Covent Garden in Maritana, Faust, Carmen, Cavalleria Rusticana, Orfeo, Faust, Cavalleria Rusticana, Die Walkure, Pagliacci, Falstaff, Romeo et Juliette, The Lady of Longford, and Fra Diavolo.In early 1897 she performed Carmen at the Garrick and Gertrude in an opera bouffe called Il Maestra de Capella at the Prince of Wales's.

After a gap of some 14 months she returned to the London Stage to create the role of Saida in The Beauty Stone at the Savoy. The Beauty Stone ran from May 28 to July 16, 1898, a run of only 50 performances.It was her only engagement with the D'Oyly Carte organization.

In January and February 1899 she sang in three familiar operas, Faust, Pagliacci, and Cavalleria Rusticana at the Lyceum.She retired from the stage in December 1899.

Miss Joran was also an accomplished violinist.In 1893, she played Mendelssohn's G minor Violin Concerto at a concert in Liverpool, and in December 1896 she gave a concert as violinist and vocalist at St. James's Hall, London.

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