Neva Bond as Isabel in The Pirates of Penzance

Neva Bond (1880-91)

[Born London c.1854-55]

Miriam Neva Bond was the younger sister of Jessie Bond. She was a member of the D'Oyly Carte chorus at the Opera Comique and Savoy for approximately twelve years:from 1880 to 1891. Her only appearance in a named role with the D'Oyly Carte organization was as Isabel in the first London production of The Pirates of Penzance, from April until July 1880, at which point the cast that presented the opera in New York returned and Billie Barlow took over the role. Neva Bond's career as a chorister at the Savoy is known to have included appearances in The Mikado (1885), Ruddigore (1887), The Gondoliers (1889), and The Nautch Girl (1891).

After leaving the D'Oyly Carte and the Savoy, she had one named role on the London Stage:as Frau Pumpernickel in The Pied Piper of Hamelin (Comedy, 1893-94):and appeared as an extra in Dandy Dan, the Lifeguardsman (Lyric, 1897-98).

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