THE D'OYLY CARTE OPERA COMPANY

Agnes Stone as Pitti-Sing in The Mikado

Agnes Stone (1885-86, 1887)

Agnes Stone made what may have been her London Stage debut as Clare in the original production of H. B. Farnie & Robert Planquette's comic opera Nell Gwynne at the Avenue Theatre, February-May 1884.

She was engaged by Richard D'Oyly Carte and John Stetson to play Pitti-Sing in New York and New England with Carte's Third American Mikado Company (November 1885-May 1886).

After appearing briefly on tour with Stetson as Pitti-Sing, Melissa, and the Lady Angela in a non-D'Oyly Carte productions of The Mikado (November 1886), Princess Ida (November-December 1886) and Patience (February 1887), Miss Stone resumed touring under the D'Oyly Carte banner, and from February to May 1887, played the Northeastern United States first as Lady Psyche in Princess Ida, then as Mad Margaret with Carte's Third American Ruddygore Company, also managed by Stetson.

She later appeared in New York as Lady Hawthorne in Alfred Cellier's comic opera Dorothy (Standard Theatre, November-December 1887) and Inez in a revival of The Queen's Mate (Broadway Theatre, August-September 1888). After a lengthy absence she returned to the New York Stage for one further musical role:Aurelia in a musical comedy called The West Point Cadet (Princess Theatre, September-October 1904). It closed after just three performances.



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