THE D'OYLY CARTE OPERA COMPANY

Victoria Reynolds

Victoria Reynolds (1882)

Victoria Reynolds made at least three appearances on the New York Stage as a juvenile between December 1870 (in a Christmas Cinderella at the Circus) and June 1873 when she appeared for a return engagement in "variety" at Tony Pastor's. From 1876 forward her name appeared frequently in variety bills and in 1880 or thereabouts she began to appear in dramatic works.

Miss Reynolds joined D'Oyly Carte's New York cast of Patience at the Standard Theatre in January or February 1882 replacing Rose Chappelle as the Lady Saphir. She remained at the Standard for a second Carte production, as Dolly in Stephens and Solomon's Claude Duval, March-April 1882.

She appeared in Patience again in June-July 1882, again as Saphir, in a non-D'Oyly Carte production at New York's Bijou Opera House, and yet again at the Bijou and on tour (September-October 1882) in a cast that now starred Lillian Russell.

After traveling to London, where she played Marjorie in Farnie & Planquette's Nell Gwynne (Avenue, April-May 1884), she returned to New York where she appeared at the People's Theatre on two occasions in 1886 and 1888.




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