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World première ~ Amasis.

A Dover Street photograph featuring Madge Vincent as 'Natis' a maid and Frank Parfitt as 'Psamtik' captain of the guard in 'Amasis' in the world première on 9th Aug 1906 at London's New Theatre [Middlesex Music Hall],

 

'Amasis' is a comic opera in two acts by Frederick Fenn. Music by Philip Michael Faraday and based on the ancient Egyptian worship of the cat ~ Prince Anhotep has come to Egypt to marry the Princess Amasis.

 

It ran for a total of 300 performances and the cast included Rutland Barrington, creator of many Gilbert and Sullivan roles, as 'Amasis ix' Pharaoh of Egypt.

 

# Madge Vincent was born in Norfolk during 1884 and joined the D’Oyly Carte Opera Company in 1897/98 – her sister Ruth was already a member. Madge stayed until 1901 and during her stay was a chorister and understudied some minor roles.

 

Apart from various Gilbert and Sullivan productions on 28th May 1898 at the Savoy she took part in the world première of ‘The Beauty Stone’ by Sullivan and Pinero / Carr, in which her sister created the role of ‘Laine’ the Weaver’s daughter.

 

After leaving the D’Oyly Carte Opera Company she had a successful career on stage – both musical and non-musical – taking many principal roles.

   

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Taken sometime in 1906