Eric Palmer (1937-38)

[Born London]

Eric Palmer sang small tenor parts with the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company between May 1937 to March 1938, deputizing as the Duke of Dunstable in Patience and Earl Tolloller in Iolanthe as his first roles in June 1937. During his time with the Company he appeared on a regular basis as the Defendant in Trial by Jury, the Duke of Dunstable in Patience, and Leonard Meryll in The Yeomen of the Guard (both August 1937-March 1938). He also filled in for John Dean on regular occasions as Earl Tolloller in Iolanthe.

Palmer resumed his career after the War, but not with the D'Oyly Carte. His roles in London included the Hon. George Home in Herbert & Ellis's lyric opera Big Ben (Adelphi, 1946), and Harry Grey in Victor Herbert's The Red Mill (Palace, 1947). He also appeared in the revue Maid to Measure (Cambridge, 1948) and was the Prince in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (an adaptation of the Disney film, Victoria Palace, 1949-50).

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