Gabrielle Ray

'Gabrielle Ray said, 'I am always dancing; I love it! When I don't dance, I sing. What else is there to do?'

Lily Elsie (Rotary 4827 C)

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Constance Drever – The Merry Widow – The Tatler – Wednesday 22nd September 1909

MISS CONSTANCE DREVER AND M. DE FREYN

Dancing the celebrated waltz from “La Veuve Joyeuse” at the Apollo Theatre. So successful has the French “Merry Widow” become that it will be played right through the autumn and winter season. Miss Drever has become a great favourite with Parisian audiences.

The Tatler – Wednesday 22nd September 1909

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Constance Drever – The Merry Widow – The Illustrated London News – Saturday 25th July 1908

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Constance Drever – The Merry Widow – The Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News – Saturday 29th May 1909

The Dancing Girls.

Miss Constance Drever, the well-known London artist, in the title-role.        Mdlle. Therese Cernay, as the Ambassadress.

THE PRODUCTION OF THE “MERRY WIDOW” (“LA VEUVE JOYEUSE”) AT THE APOLLO THEATRE, PARIS.

 

A French contemporary says that this long-awaited production follows 2,400 representations of the work in Germany and Austria, 3,000 in England, and 3,500 in America.

The Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News – Saturday 29th May 1909

 

 

 

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Constance Drever – Sonia – The Merry Widow (Dover Street Studios 3600 – 4)


Constance Drever, born Annette Constance Scott Drever in Coonoor, Madras, India, 19th September 1879 to 2nd September 1948 in Canada. She took over the role of Natalie, the Merry Widow at Daly’s Theatre in April 1908 then as Sonia in July the same year when Lily Elsie was on holiday. Later she performed the title role in 1909 at the Apollo Theatre, Paris.

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Constance Drever – The Merry Widow – The Sphere – Saturday 18th July 1908

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Lily Elsie – The Merry Widow (Rotary 4825 D)

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Lily Elsie – The Merry Widow (Rotary 4825 A)

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Lily Elsie (Rotary P. 339 H)

 

Lily Elsie as Sonia in The Merry Widow (Rotary 4827)

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Lily Elsie – The Bystander – 1907

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