Dame Nellie Melba, was a famous Australian operatic soprano. She achieved international acclaim for her performances and became one of the most renowned singers of her time. Melba is known for her exceptional voice and her contributions to the world of opera. Melba perceived every other soprano as a potential rival but Luisa Tetrazzini and Emma Eames were the main ones.
In the series:
Dec. 5: Operatic rivals. Bellini Norma, Donizetti Maria Stuarda, Verdi Aida, Ponchielli La Gioconda, Cilea Adriana Lecouvreur
Dec. 12: Sarah Bernhardt and Eleonora Duse – who was the greatest actress?
Dec. 19: Coco Chanel and Elsa Schiaparelli. Who was the best Designer?
Jan. 2: Nellie Melba and her enemies. Peach Melba was created in her honour – but she was no peach!