THE D'OYLY CARTE OPERA COMPANY
Basil Wood (1890, 1896-1901)
Basil Wood's first appearance in London may have been as a chorister in the comic opera Mynheer Jan at the Comedy Theatre, February-March 1887. He was in the chorus for D'Oyly Carte's New York production of The Gondoliers at Palmer's Theatre (February-April 1890). While it seems likely that he returned to Britain with the Company, no other D'Oyly Carte touring experience can be traced.
Wood later joined the chorus of the main D'Oyly Carte Company at the Savoy, appearing for more than five years spanning the first productions of The Grand Duke (March-July 1896) and The Emerald Isle (April-November 1901). Wood's only named part at the Savoy was Viscount Mentone in The Grand Duke, a role he took on occasion replacing Mr. E. Carleton.
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