Our Omnibus-Box. The Theatre New series 1887 August 1 10: 106
(the complete "Our Omnibus-Box" section occupies pp. 104-112 of this issue)
Miss Geraldine Ulmar, whose fair semblance forms
the subject of the first portrait in this month's magazine, was born in
Boston, U.S.A., June 23, 1862, and began to study music when she was only
nine years of age. She commenced her artistic car eer [sic]
th [sic] autumn of 1879 with the Boston
Ideal Opera Company, with whom she remained for nearly six years as leading
soprano in the "Marriage of Figaro," the "Bohemian Girl," "Fra diavolo,"
"Giralda," "The Chimes of Normandy," "Fatinitza," "Girofle-Girofla," "Czar
and Carpenter," &c., and in Gilbert and Sullivan's operas. Miss Ulmar
joined Mr. D'Oyly Carte's English Company in New York in the autumn of
1885, when the "Mikado" was produced for the first time there. After an
eight months' successful season in America, she accompanied the troupe
to England and went with them to Berlin, remaining a member of the company
till July of last year. Miss Ulmar's career has been one of continued success,
which has culminated in her present engagement at the Savoy Theatre, where
she now so favourably fills the rôle of Rose Maybud in "Ruddigore."
Photograph of Geraldine Ulmar.
"From a photograph specially taken for "The Theatre" by Barraud, 263, Oxford Street, W."
The Theatre 1887 August 1 New series 10: facing page 59
transcribed by Helga J. Perry, 15 November 2000