THE D'OYLY CARTE OPERA COMPANY

Rose Rosslyn in The Pirates of Penzance

Rose Rosslyn (1897-1903)

[Died 1933]

Rose Rosslyn was a member of the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company chorus at the Savoy from at least November 1897 until January 1903. She took three small named parts:"Song-of-Nightingale" in The Rose of Persia (November 1899-June 1900), Wee-Ping briefly in the unshortened version of The Willow Pattern that served as curtain raiser early in the first revival of Iolanthe (December 1901), and the Lady-in-Waiting in Merrie England (April 1902-January 1903, including a 14-week tour). She also filled in on occasion as Kate in the 1900 revival of The Pirates of Penzance, the Countess of Newtown in The Emerald Isle (April-November 1901), and the Queen of the Fairies in Iolanthe (December 1901-March 1902).

Miss Rosslyn later appeared at the Lyric as the Comtesse de Laborde in Henry Hamilton and Ivan Caryll's The Duchess of Dantzic (October 1903-June 1904).




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