Story: Opera and musical theatre

William Stratford Percy

William Stratford Percy

William Stratford Percy, comic actor with the second Pollard Opera Company, is portrayed with some of the characters he played in this photographic montage from 1900. Successive Pollard juvenile opera companies toured New Zealand from the 1880s until 1910, performing English, French and German comic operas. They were very popular with audiences.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, John Casey Collection
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Lindis Taylor, 'Opera and musical theatre - Light opera and musical theatre', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 29 January 2023)

Story by Lindis Taylor, published 22 Oct 2014