Adelaide Randall

Adelaide Randall (1882-83)

Adelaide Randall was a popular concert and opera singer who made her New York stage debut in a charity concert at Steinway Hall in February 1874. Her first Gilbert & Sullivan role, as for so many American performers, came in a pirate production of H.M.S. Pinafore, as Hebe at Haverly's Lyceum Theatre in May 1879. In May 1882 she appeared at the New York's Standard Theatre as Josephine in a Pinafore revival.

Miss Randall was then engaged to play Phyllis with D'Oyly Carte's Second American Iolanthe Company at the Lyceum Theatre, Philadelphia, for six weeks beginning December 5, 1882. In January 1883 she transferred to the First American Iolanthe Company at the Standard Theatre, New York, replacing Sallie Reber as the Arcadian shepherdess. When Iolanthe closed in February her D'Oyly Carte career ended.

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