THE D'OYLY CARTE OPERA COMPANY

Josset Legh (1908-09)

[Born c.1888, died England 1978

Josset Agnes Legh was a soprano chorister and small part player with the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company at the Savoy for the Second London Repertory Season, April 1908 to March 1909. She filled in briefly in the small named parts of Nancy Raine in the curtain raiser A Welsh Sunset (October 1908) and Fiametta in The Gondoliers (January 1909).

Miss Legh later appeared at the Savoy in Eden & Somerville's comic opera The Mountaineers (September-November 1909), creating the part of Yvette, and as a chorister, later as Gretchen, in the musical play Two Merry Monarchs (March-April 1910).

Her marriage to her first husband was cut short when he died as the result of wounds suffered in World War I. She visited the island colony of St. Lucia in 1937 with Dorothy D'Oyly Carte, and took up residence on a forty acre rock called Pigeon Island. She loved the island life and became a bit of an eccentric character there. Josset Legh died in England at the age of 90, on her first trip back to her homeland in over 30 years.



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