THE D'OYLY CARTE OPERA COMPANY

Antony Powell-Bristow

Antony Powell-Bristow (1949-51)

[Born London 16 Sep 1928]

Antony Powell-Bristow joined the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company chorus in August 1949, serving in that capacity for two full seasons ending in August 1951. That month he married D'Oyly Carte soprano Joyce Hill and left the Company.

Upon leaving the Company, Powell-Bristow appeared for two-and-a-half years in South Pacific at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane. In 1953 he and his wife moved to Hyde, became duetists, and did a couple of seasons around the Northern Clubs. They eventually moved south where they were involved with producing for amateur operatic societies, while continuing to appear themselves in their duet act. They eventually opened a Fancy Dress Costumiers business which they operated until 1992.

Antony Bristow, as he is now known, lives in Brighton. Since the 1980s he has worked as a professional toastmaster.




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