Elisabeth Kumm

Elisabeth Kumm

Wednesday, 14 June 2017 18:51

VESTRIS, Madame (1797-1856)

English actress, vocalist & manager. Née Lucia Elizabetta Bartolozzi. Born January 1797, London, England. Daughter of Gaetano Stefano Bartolozzi (art dealer) and Theresa Jansen (pianist). Married (1) Armand Vestris (dancer), 1813, (2) Charles James Mathews (actor), August 1838. Died 8 August 1856, London, England.

Important singer and actor-manager associated with the Lyceum and Covent Garden theatres in London. On stage in England from 1815.

Riley/Hailes Scrapbook, page 60.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017 18:50

VERDI, Giuseppe (1813-1901)

Italian composer.

One of the best known composers of opera in the nineteeth century.

Riley/Hailes Scrapbook, page 273.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017 18:48

VANE, Dorothy (1870-1947)

English actress & vocalist (mezzo-soprano). Née Gertrude Amy Mackenzie. Married Norman Menzies (of Menzies Hotel in Melbourne), 1898. Died 4 March 1947, London, England.

On stage in England and Australia from 1890s performing in musical comedy and G&S for JC Williamson Ltd.

Riley/Hailes Scrapbook, pages 56bis, 239.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017 18:47

VAN DYNE, Charles

Comic vocalist.

Stage in Australia 1901-1902.

Riley/Hailes Scrapbook, page 255.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017 18:46

TYE, Annie (fl. 1900s-1920s)

Australian actress, vocalist & dancer. 'Character comedienne', on vaudeville stage in Australia from 1905.

Riley/Hailes Scrapbook, page 213.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017 18:44

TURNPENNY, Henry

English vocalist (tenor).

Visited Australia in 1911 as principal with the Sheffield Choir.

Riley/Hailes Scrapbook, page 253.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017 18:41

TURNER, Eardley (1864-1929)

English actor & playwright. Né Eardley William Tisdale. Born 1864, London, England. Son of William Turner and Catherine --. Married Ellen Agnes (Nellie) Slattery, 7 April 1904, Melbourne, VIC, Australia (d.1920). Died 24 January 1929, Sydney, NSW, Australia.

On stage in England and Australia. Brought to Australia by JC Williamson in 1903 with HB Tree's production of The Eternal City.

Riley/Hailes Scrapbook, page 220.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017 18:40

TREE, Herbert Beerbohm (1853-1917)

English actor, manager & producer. Born 17 December 1852, London, England. Married Maud Tree (actress), 1882. Died 2 July 1917, London, England. Father of Viola Tree (actress).

Leading actor-manager in London.

Riley/Hailes Scrapbook, page 235.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017 18:37

TOOLE, JL (1830-1906)

English actor & manager. Né John Lawrence Toole. Born 12 March 1830, London, England. Son of James Toole. Married Susan Hale Caslake, 1854. Died 30 July 1906, Brighton, Sussex, England, aged 76.

On stage in England and Australia from 1850s. Popular comedian who managed his own theatre in London. Visited Australia and New Zealand in 1890.

Riley/Hailes Scrapbook, page 257.