Melba, Dame Nellie, 1861–1931, Australian soprano. She made her operatic debut in Brussels in 1887. Famous for her lyric and coloratura roles, she sang regularly at Covent Garden in London from 1888 until 1926 and intermittently with the Metropolitan Opera Company in New York City from 1893 to 1910; in 1907 she performed at the Manhattan Opera House and also made appearances in Australia and many other parts of the world. She was made Dame of the British Empire in 1918.

Melba, Dame Nellie, 1861–1931, Australian soprano. She made her operatic debut in Brussels in 1887. Famous for her lyric and coloratura roles, she sang regularly at Covent Garden in London from 1888 until 1926 and intermittently with the Metropolitan Opera Company in New York City from 1893 to 1910; in 1907 she performed at the Manhattan Opera House and also made appearances in Australia and many other parts of the world. She was made Dame of the British Empire in 1918.

Culture Victoria - Signed photograph of Nellie Melba as Ophelia in Hamlet, 1897

Culture Victoria - Signed photograph of Nellie Melba as Ophelia in Hamlet, 1897

Melba, Nellie - Cabinet Photo

Melba, Nellie - Cabinet Photo

Nellie Melba | Dame Nellie Melba

Nellie Melba | Dame Nellie Melba

Melba, Nellie - Cabinet Photo by C. Ritzmann, New York

Melba, Nellie - Cabinet Photo by C. Ritzmann, New York

Lovely cabinet photo of the star Australian soprano photo by Charles Ritzmann, New York.

Melba, Nellie - Large Signed Photo!

Melba, Nellie - Large Signed Photo!

Nellie Melba | http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/6/1580/1600/melba.jpg

Nellie Melba | http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/6/1580/1600/melba.jpg

Melba, Nellie - Signed Cabinet Photo in Faust

Melba, Nellie - Signed Cabinet Photo in Faust

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