Event La Fille du Tambour-major
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Venue Prince of Wales Opera House, Melbourne, VIC
First Date 27 December 1880
Last Date 23 April 1881
Dates Estimated No
Status Professional
World Premiere No
Description Musgrove secured funding to travel to London and import productions. On Monday 27th December, 1880, the Opera Comique season commenced with the first production in Australia of Offenbach's 'La Fille du Tambour Major'. Guns, swords and other arms were especially manufactured by Mr, G. Woods, amourer, of Russel street, Drury Lane, London. Wigs were made to order from Bow street, London. Over 300 costumes were made especially in London. The cast featured Maggie Liddle, John Wallace and H.R Harwood. Pattie Laverne, Nellie Hope, Albert Brennir, J.H. Halliwell and George Dean were all making their first appearances in Australia.
Primary Genre Music Theatre
Secondary Genre Opera
Name Function Notes
Albert Brennir Actor
Jessie Grey Actor
Henry Richard Harwood Actor
Minnie Hope Actor
Pattie Laverne Actor
Fred Mervin Actor
Henry Richard Harwood Business Manager
Jacques Offenbach Composer
Alexander Habbe Devisor
George Musgrove Entrepreneur
Text Nationality France
Production Nationality Australia
Data Source
Source Description
Book Currency Press "Companion to the Theatre in Australia"
Event Identifier 66076