THE D'OYLY CARTE OPERA COMPANY
Kate Neville (1878-80, 1888)
Kate Neville was a chorister with the Comedy Opera Company Ltd. under D'Oyly Carte management between March and August 1878. She also served with Mr. D'Oyly Carte's "Second 'Pinafore' Company" (later "A" Company) from December 1879 until some point the following year. While with the "Second 'Pinafore' Company," she was picked to sing the small part of Isabel in the make-shift copyright performance of The Pirates of Penzance given at the Royal Bijou Theatre, Paignton, on December 30, 1879. Kate Neville later toured as a chorister with D'Oyly Carte Pinafore and Pirates Company "E" in the spring of 1888. In between her D'Oyly Carte engagements, Miss Neville appeared on tour as Maria in a musical farcical burlesque called Larks in 1886 and/or 1887.
A Kate Neville, possibly the same lady, had appeared at New York's Wood's Museum in a play titled Hand and Glove in September-October 1874, and a Katie Neville was in a single performance of the farcical comedy Margate at London's Terry's Theatre in February 1895.
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