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] in 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."

Geraldine Ulmar. THE THEATRE 1887 Aug 1, facing page 59

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