THE D'OYLY CARTE OPERA COMPANY

Bernard Maher in The Gondoliers

Bernard Maher (1935-38)

[Born c.1910]

Bernard Maher was a tenor chorister with the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company from November 1935 to September 1938. He assumed the small part of First Yeoman in The Yeomen of the Guard in August 1936, and during the Company's 1936-37 American tour understudied Robert Wilson, going on on occasion as the Defendant in Trial by Jury, Leonard Meryll in Yeomen, and Francesco in The Gondoliers. Maher assumed Francesco as his own in August 1937, but by the time the new season began in September 1938, however, First Yeoman had been given to newcomer Leonard Osborn. Maher continued to play Francesco but left the Company later that month.




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