THE D'OYLY CARTE OPERA COMPANY

Ada Seaton

Ada Seaton (1879-88, 1897-98)

[Born Sweden c.1859]

Ada Elise Seaton was a chorister and occasional small part player for a number of D'Oyly Carte touring companies between 1879 and 1898.

While the record of her service is spotty, we know she appeared as a chorister with Mr. D'Oyly Carte's "Second London Company" (December 1879-February 1880),"E" Company (later "No. 2 "Patience" Company, spring 1881-June 1884), and "C" Company (July-December 1884). She took the part of Jane in the Desprez & Faning curtain-raiser Mock Turtles on an 1881-82 Patience tour, and again from July to December 1884 with "C" Company.

She toured with Mr. D'Oyly Carte's "E" Company in 1886, eventually landing with "B" Company (December 1887-June 1888), taking the small part of Ruth in Ruddigore. We then lose track of her until 1897 when she appeared between January and April as Olga in The Grand Duke with D'Oyly Carte Opera Company "E." Later that year, in September, and again in December 1898, Miss Seaton filled in for Agnes Taylor as Peep-Bo in The Mikado. It was her last role with the Company.

She was married to D'Oyly Carte bass-baritone Edward Clowes.




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