Enid Walsh (1946-51)

[Born Tidworth, Wiltshire c.1926, died 1 Jan 1970]

Doris Enid Walsh joined the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company as a soprano chorister in July 1946. She took over the parts of Isabel in The Pirates of Penzance and Fleta in Iolanthe from Rosalie Dyer in March 1947, and added the First Bridesmaid in April of that year when Trial by Jury was added to the repertoire.

In the 1947-48 she was once more the regular Bridesmaid, and shared Isabel, Fleta, and Fiametta in The Gondoliers with other artists. She also filled in that year on occasion as Casilda in The Gondoliers. The following season (1948-49) she had the Bridesmaid, Isabel, Celia in Iolanthe, and Fiametta to herself. She also deputized on occasion as the Plaintiff in Trial by Jury, Patience in Patience, Zorah in Ruddigore, and Casilda in The Gondoliers.

In August 1949 she swapped the Bridesmaid for the Plaintiff in Trial. Her regular roles were at that point Plaintiff, Isabel, Celia, Zorah, and Fiametta. She would perform them for the next two years:until August 1951 when she left the Company. In March and April 1950, she filled in from time-to-time for Margaret Mitchell as Yum-Yum in The Mikado, Rose Maybud in Ruddigore, and Casilda. In July of that year she deputized on one occasion as Patience in Patience. For the six-week tour of Oxford and Nottingham the following year (March 26 to May 5), Miss Walsh took Yum-Yum, Rose, Casilda, plus Phyllis in Iolanthe in place of the absent Miss Mitchell.

Enid Walsh may be heard as Fiametta on the Company's 1950 recording of The Gondoliers.

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