Got everything fired up and working perfectly at Margaret's
Memoirs this afternoon so look forward to her return very
I don't know whether overseas readers will remember
the great Australian Opera singer of the late 1800s and
early 1900s but Dame Nellie Melba retired so many times
that "More comebacks than Dame Nellie" became a part of
I only mention this as Margaret is feeling a bit like that at
Dame Nellie Melba 1861 - 1931.
World famous opera singer
In her lifetime, Dame Nellie Melba achieved international recognition as a soprano and enjoyed an unrivalled 'super-star' status within
Nellie Melba was born Helen Porter Mitchell on
After the death of her mother in 1881, followed by that of her youngest sister, Nellie accompanied her father to Mackay in
In 1887, Melba made her operatic debut in
Melba's triumphant home-coming in 1902 involved a concert tour of all
Melba's voice was remarkable for its even quality over a range of nearly three octaves, and for its pure silvery timbre. Between 1904 and 1926 she made almost 200 recordings and in 1920 she became the first artist of international standing to participate in direct radio broadcasts.
Dame Nellie Melba gave a number of supposedly 'final' performances. Her final
Every man I meet wants to protect me. I can't
figure out what from.