THE D'OYLY CARTE OPERA COMPANY

Minnie Walsh (1879-80)

Minnie Walsh was primarily a concert singer whose career goes back to at least December 1874 when she appeared in Greenpoint, Long Island.

Initially a member of the chorus, with Carte's First American Pirates of Penzance Company in New York, she went on as Mabel, an emergency replacement for Blanche Roosevelt, on Saturday, January 24, 1880. A critical success, she was chosen to play Mabel on tour from February to July 1880 with D'Oyly Carte's Third American Pirates Company. She also filled in briefly for Sallie Reber as Mabel with Carte's Second American Pirates Company in Philadelphia.

Her last appearance in the New York area may have been a concert at the Central Avenue Baptist Church in Brooklyn in February 1889.



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