Leonora Braham

From ESAT
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Miss Leonora Braham (18**-19**) was a British singer and actress.

Not to be confused with L. Braham, a British Christy's style singer and performer, who visited the country in 1862.

The Prima Donna of London's Savoy Theatre, she was the leading actress for the Lyric Company in Stephenson and Cellier’s musical Dorothy, when it opened Cape Town’s Opera House on 31 August 1893.


In 1893-4 she performed for the Lyric Opera Company while on tour in South Africa, including performances in the Opera House, Cape Town, during October of 1894, under the management of Edgar Perkins and Arturo Bonamici, appearing in performances of inter alia Faust (Gounod), La Traviata (Verdi), I Pagliacci (Leoncavallo), Cavalleria Rusticana (Mascagni), with a company that also included Signor Verdi and Marguerite Macintyre.


Sources

Fletcher, 1994

Go to South African Theatre/Bibliography

Return to

Return to ESAT Personalities B

Return to South African Theatre Personalities

Return to The ESAT Entries

Return to Main Page