THE D'OYLY CARTE OPERA COMPANY

Ada Leech (1899-1903)

[Born Hull 1877]

Soprano Ada Leech (or Leach) toured with D'Oyly Carte Opera Company "C" from October 1899 to March 1902, and took her first named parts (Mabel in The Pirates of Penzance and Gianetta in The Gondoliers) in October 1900 when she filled in for Lina Carr.

With Company "C" she appeared regularly in the small roles of Ada in Princess Ida (September 1901-March 1902) and Giulia and, later, Fiametta in The Gondoliers (December 1900-March 1902). In South Africa she took a number of minor parts:the Plaintiff in Trial by Jury, Fleta (and possibly Celia) in Iolanthe, Kate in The Yeomen of the Guard, Fiametta in The Gondoliers, Princess Nekeya in Utopia Limited, and "Blush-of-Morning" in The Rose of Persia, and also filled in on occasion as the Sultana in The Rose of Persia.

She married fellow D'Oyly Carte artist P. Thompson Flucker in July 1901.



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