THE D'OYLY CARTE OPERA COMPANY

Mary Roney (1887-92, 1896-97)

[Born London 1865]

Mary (or May) Roney was a chorister on tour with several D'Oyly Carte touring companies between 1887 and 1897. We know her occasional roles in Ruddigore (Ruth, Company "C," November 1887), The Gondoliers (Casilda, Company "C," June and July 1890, November 1892), Iolanthe (Leila, "B" (later "C") Company, January-July 1897, and "B" Company, October-December 1897; Fleta, "C" Company, October 1897), and The Sorcerer (Mrs. Partlett, "B" Company, October-December 1897). She also appeared with D'Oyly Carte Opera Company "D" in 1891, when she took an unknown role in The Nautch Girl, and with Company "B" in 1896, when she may have had a role in The Vicar of Bray.

In 1893 she married D'Oyly Carte bass-baritone W. H. Leon.



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