THE D'OYLY CARTE OPERA COMPANY

Adeline Vaudrey (1889-90, 1896-1902)

Adeline Vaudrey has two distinct tours with D'Oyly Carte touring companies. Her first was as a principal mezzo-soprano with D'Oyly Carte Opera Company "B," from December 1889 to September 1890:her roles were Pitti-Sing in The Mikado (December-March), Phoebe Meryll in The Yeomen of the Guard (December-April), and Tessa on The Gondoliers (March-September). She appears to have left the Company in September 1890, succeeded in her parts by Laura Maxwell.

When she returned to the D'Oyly Carte organization in March 1896 it was initially as principal soprano with D'Oyly Carte Opera Company "E." She toured with Company "E" until May 1901, appearing as Julia Jellicoe in The Grand Duke (March 1896-April 1897), Yum-Yum in The Mikado (July 1896-February 1900), Gianetta in The Gondoliers (July 1896-July 1897), Aline in The Sorcerer (May 1897-June 1898, January-April 1899, and January-February 1900), Josephine in H.M.S. Pinafore (July 1897-February 1900), Elsie Maynard in Yeomen (January 1898-February 1900), the Grand Duchess in The Grand Duchess of Gerolstein (June 1898-May 1899), Aloes in The Lucky Star (April-November 1899), and Dorothy Vernon in Haddon Hall (October-November 1899); then, resuming mezzo parts, as "Heart's Desire" in The Rose of Persia (February 1900-June 1901), the Lady Angela in Patience (January-June 1901), and Molly O'Grady in The Emerald Isle (July 1901-May 1902).

In between her D'Oyly Carte engagements, Miss Vaudrey had at least one role on the London Stage. She filled in for a time for Jessie Bond as Nanna in W. S. Gilbert & F. Osmond Carr's "His Excellency" (Lyric, October 1894-April 1895), and took the same part on an Edwardes tour later that year.



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