THE D'OYLY CARTE OPERA COMPANY

Jesse Smith (1881, 1884-85)

Jesse Smith was a chorister and small part player on tour with at least three D'Oyly Carte companies between August 1881 and December 1885. His first named parts were Policeman X in Quite an Adventure (Mr. D'Oyly Carte's "D" Company, August-December 1881), Napoleon Fitz-Stubbs in A Private Wire (Carte's "C" Company, March-July 1884), and Mr. Bunthorne's Solicitor in Patience ("E" Company, July 1884-May 1885). From September to December 1885 he was with Mr. D'Oyly Carte's "C" (Repertory) Company:appearing as the Usher in Trial by Jury and the Notary in The Sorcerer. They were his last roles with the D'Oyly Carte organization.



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