THE D'OYLY CARTE OPERA COMPANY

Siddie Symons (1884-88)

Soprano Siddie Symons made her first appearance in a D'Oyly Carte program in October 1884, filling in for Esme Lee in as Princess Ida with Mr. D'Oyly Carte's "D" ("Princess Ida" No.1) Company in October 1884.

She may have remained a chorister and understudy with Company "D" until August 1886 when she took over the role of Peep-Bo in The Mikado. She filled in briefly as Yum-Yum in October 1886, and held onto Peep-Bo until April 1887, when the tour ended and she joined Carte's newly-formed "B" Company as principal soprano:Rose Maybud in Ruddigore. For the next fourteen months Miss Symons toured as Rose and (from December 1887) Yum-Yum as well. When Company "B" was disbanded in June 1888 it appears her D'Oyly Carte career ended.



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