THE D'OYLY CARTE OPERA COMPANY

Charles Rose (1889-92)

[Born 1867]

After a few months on tour as Colonel Fairfax in The Yeomen of the Guard with D'Oyly Carte Opera Company "B" (July-October 1889), tenor Charles R. Rose joined Carte's main Company at the Savoy as small part player and understudy. There he appeared as Leonard Meryll in Yeomen (October-November 1889), deputized for Courtice Pounds as Colonel Fairfax in Yeomen (November 1889), created the part of Francesco in The Gondoliers (December 1889-September 1890), filled in for Pounds as Marco in The Gondoliers (April and June 1891), played Christopher Jolly in the companion piece Captain Billy (September 1891-June 1892), and substituted for Pounds on one occasion as Indru in The Nautch Girl (October 17, 1891).

Rose's next role in London came many years later:as Sir Harry Bumper in Sheridan's The School for Scandal (St. James's, 1907). He was also Vincent Clive in the musical comedy The Antelope (Waldorf, 1908), an English Officer in the operetta Carminetta (Prince of Wales's, Princes, Garrick, 1917-18), and Beppo in a "tale of enchantments" The Loving Heart (New, 1918).



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