THE D'OYLY CARTE OPERA COMPANY

Irene Perry

Irene Perry (1880, 1881)

Irene Perry made her first appearance on the New York Stage as Sir Joseph Porter (!) in a New York Juvenile Opera Company production of H.M.S. Pinafore at Wood's Broadway Theatre on October 20, 1879.

She had two D'Oyly Carte engagements. In March 1880 she appeared as Isabel in The Pirates of Penzance with Carte's Third American Pirates Company. She later toured as a charity girl with R. D'Oyly Carte and E. E. Rice's Second Billee Taylor Company in America in the Spring of 1881. Her name appears in the programme for a benefit matinee put on by the combined (First and Second) companies in New York for Helen Lenoir, May 19, 1881. The programme consisted of the first act of The Pirates of Penzance, the second act of H.M.S. Pinafore, followed by the first act of Billee Taylor. Miss Perry played Isabel in the first segment.

Subsequently, she appeared in New York as Lady Saphir in Patience with Rice's Comic Opera Company (in November 1881), and on tour as Constance Partlett in The Sorcerer, Edith in The Pirates of Penzance, and the Lady Angela in Patience with the McCaull Opera Comique Company (in 1885).




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