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A Night with Dame Nellie Melba
March 9, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Britain-Australia Society, in conjunction with Allen & Unwin/Atlantic Books, invites you to A Night With Dame Nellie Melba.
It is the worldwide launch of Wainwright’s Nellie, The Lives and Loves of a Diva in the beautiful surrounds of the Exhibition Hall, Australia House.
Melba was an Australian operatic soprano who died in 1931. She became one of the most famous singers of the late Victorian era and the early 20th century, and was the first Australian to achieve international recognition as a classical musician. She took the pseudonym “Melba” from Melbourne, her home town.
There will be an introduction from HE, the Hon. George Brandis QC, and a special performance from young singers supported by the Melba Trust (AU) and the Tait Memorial Trust.
Welcome drink and nibbles will be provided!