THE D'OYLY CARTE OPERA COMPANY

Alison Stewart in The Pirates of Penzance

Alison Stewart (1923-24)

Soprano Alison Stewart joined the D'Oyly Carte Repertory Opera Company as chorister and small part player in December 1923, filling in briefly at some point during the next six months as Fiametta in The Gondoliers. In June 1924 she transferred to the D'Oyly Carte "New" Opera Company taking over the lead role of Josephine in H.M.S. Pinafore. >From July to December 1924 she was one of two principal sopranos for the "New" Company, appearing as Josephine, and as Elsie Maynard in The Yeomen of the Guard. She left the "New" Company in December 1924 and was replaced by Kathleen Anderson.

After leaving the D'Oyly Carte it appears she spent the next several years on tour. Miss Stewart's only recorded role on the London Stage was the Princess of Morocco in the pantomime Dick Whittington (London Hippodrome, December 1932-February 1933).




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