THE D'OYLY CARTE OPERA COMPANY
Alice Oppitz (1896-99)
Alice Oppitz spent the better part of three years with the D'Oyly Carte organization as a chorister and small part player. Her first role was Vittoria in The Gondoliers which she may have played on tour with the Company in South Africa (December 1896-June 1897). She appeared in that role with the Company when they returned to Southport in July 1897.
She then transferred to Carte's Company "C," appearing as Kate in The Yeomen of the Guard and Casilda in The Gondoliers, and filling in on occasion as the Plaintiff in Trial by Jury, the Lady Ella in Patience, and Princess Zara in Utopia Limited between August and December 1897. She was back in the Company "C" chorus the next season, appearing only as a occasional substitute Plaintiff in Trial by Jury and Casilda in January 1898. She was then called to the Savoy, appearing with the main Company there in the chorus of The Beauty Stone (May-July 1898). She returned to touring shortly thereafter, her only subsequent named part being Lazuli in The Lucky Star with D'Oyly Carte Opera Company "D" (February-June 1899).
Later, between 1904 and 1906, Alice Oppitz would appear in small parts on the London Stage in The Cigalee and The Little Michus at Daly's and The Little Crerub at the Prince of Wales's. In each instance she succeeded to the part during the run.
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