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[Melba, Nellie (Dame), Australian opera singer : theatre programmes, ephemera / held in the PROMPT Collection, National Library of Australia]
Bib ID 3000975
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Description [1891-1931] 
3 boxes 
Series

Australian performing arts programs and ephemera (PROMPT) collection

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  • 1. 1891-1921
  • 2. 1922-1931
  • 3. Plays, etc. ; Performances ; Newspaper cuttings ; Ephemera ; Memorial concerts.
 
Biography/History

Dame Nellie Melba was born in Melbourne in 1861 and took her stage name from that city. A year's study in Paris with the famous Mathilde Marchesi transformed her from a gifted beginner into a brilliant vocalist, soon to be regarded as the most accomplished and most famous soprano of her time. Her purity of voice made her the most famous Diva in the operatic world, throughout which she gave many performances. Between 1904 and 1926 Melba made some 150 records. Her final performance at Covent Garden was in June 1926, with her last Australian performances in Sydney and Melbourne in 1927. Melba died in Sydney in 1931.

Notes

Filed in PROMPT Collection under Melba, Nellie, Dame.

Includes the extensive Australian and overseas career of Dame Nellie Melba.

Related Material Associated biographical files and PROMPT scrapbooks through the Petherick Reading Room and associated non-print materials through the Pictures and Manuscripts Reading Rooms, National Library of Australia.  Associated JC Williamson Opera files in PROMPT Collection available through Petherick Reading Room. 
Index/Finding Aid Note Finding aid (8 p.) 
Subjects Melba, Nellie, - Dame, - 1861-1931.  |  Theater programs - Australia.  |  Sopranos (Singers) - Australia - Miscellanea.  |  Theater programs.
Other authors/contributors Melba, Nellie, Dame, 1861-1931  |  National Library of Australia  |  J. C. Williamson (Firm)

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