Terence O'Donoghue

Terence O'Donoghue (1946-47)

[Died Sydney, Australia 1984]

Irish tenor Terence O'Donoghue appeared briefly in the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company chorus from December 1946 to April 1947. He later worked at the Adelphi, London, for C. B. Cochran in the A. P. Herbert & Vivian Ellis musicals Bless the Bride (1947-49) and Tough at the Top (1949). He went on to sing the tenor role in the ice show London Melody at the Empress Hall, and in 1949 joined the Vincent Tildsley Mastersingers.

O'Donoghue married fellow-D'Oyly Carte artist Sybil Ghilchik in 1947. They emigrated to Australia in 1956 where he was engaged by the J. C. Williamson Company for their 1956-58 season of Gilbert & Sullivan, appearing as Ralph Rackstraw in H.M.S. Pinafore, Frederic in The Pirates of Penzance, Earl Tolloller in Iolanthe, Nanki-Poo in The Mikado, Richard Dauntless in Ruddigore, Colonel Fairfax in The Yeomen of the Guard, and Marco in The Gondoliers.

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