THE D'OYLY CARTE OPERA COMPANY

G. W. Traverner (1882)

George W. Traverner was a principal tenor with Mr. D'Oyly Carte's "Claude Duval" Company from January to March 1882, and Carte's No. 1 "Pirates" Company from April to August of that year. His roles were Charles Lorrimore in Claude Duval and Frederic in The Pirates of Penzance.

Traverner was later engaged by Violet Melnotte to create the role of Chevalier Georges de Lauvenay in Felix Remo & Ivan Caryll's comic opera The Lily of Leoville at the Grand Theatre, Birmingham, in May 1886. When the work transferred to London's Comedy Theatre later that month, however, Traverner collapsed on dress-rehearsal night and was unable to go on. He was replaced for the London opening by Henry Bracy.



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