WorldCat Identities

Melba, Nellie Dame 1861-1931

Overview
Works: 1,188 works in 1,924 publications in 7 languages and 10,470 library holdings
Genres: Operas  Live sound recordings  Biography  Drama  Excerpts  Interviews  Songs and music  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Records and correspondence  Documentary films 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Author, Originator, Vocalist, Instrumentalist, Other, Correspondent, Narrator, Dedicatee
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
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Most widely held works about Nellie Melba
 
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Most widely held works by Nellie Melba
Melba's farewell : Dame Nellie Melba's famous farewell from Covent Garden, and other recordings by Nellie Melba( )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and Italian and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nellie Melba by Nellie Melba( Recording )

23 editions published between 1962 and 2002 in 7 languages and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Divas 1906-1935( Recording )

7 editions published in 1989 in 3 languages and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains arias by Verdi, Puccini, Mozart, Massenet, Rossini, Beethoven, Rimsky-Korsakov, Gounod, and Boito
Melodies and memories by Nellie Melba( Book )

34 editions published between 1925 and 2011 in English and Swedish and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dame Nellie Melba (1861-1931) was one of the most famous sopranos of her time. Born in Australia, Melba began her training in Melbourne but moved to Europe in 1882 to start her career. She found success in Brussels as Gilda in Verdi's Rigoletto and was soon well known throughout the continent's opera houses. She debuted at the Metropolitan Opera in New York in 1893. Her repertoire extended over twenty-five roles, and she was regarded as unmatched in ten of these, continuing to perform throughout her life, in concert recitals as well as in opera, to great acclaim, and becoming one of the earliest modern 'celebrities'. In this autobiography, published in 1925, Melba describes her childhood and her journey from the 'great Australian Bush' to the bright lights of the European and American stage, while also giving a colourful, first-hand account of the world of opera
Great voices of the century( Recording )

1 edition published in 1964 in Italian and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La Bohème by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

7 editions published between 1962 and 1988 in Undetermined and Italian and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This recording contains the complete opera sung in Italian. The book contains the complete text of the libretto with annotations in both English and Italian, and a critical historical commentary. The text also includes the background of the composer, biographies of the principal singers and conductor
Great voices of the century( Recording )

4 editions published between 1969 and 1978 in Italian and No Linguistic content and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Opera arias and songs by Nellie Melba( Recording )

7 editions published between 1961 and 2004 in 6 languages and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

EMI: Cdh 7 61070 2
The era of Adelina Patti( Recording )

8 editions published in 1993 in 4 languages and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Royal Opera House Covent Garden : an early history on record by England) Royal Opera House (London( Recording )

3 editions published in 1991 in 3 languages and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dame Nellie Melba by Nellie Melba( Recording )

13 editions published between 1980 and 1989 in 4 languages and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dame Nellie Melba : the first recordings by Nellie Melba( )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enrico Caruso : historical recordings, 1902-1914 by Enrico Caruso( Recording )

2 editions published between 1989 and 1999 in Italian and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Melba's gift book of Australian art and literature by Nellie Melba( Book )

11 editions published between 1915 and 1916 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stories, poems, and illustrations of paintings, prints, drawings, and sculptures published to raise money for Belgian relief in World War 1
Great singers in New York : the age of Caruso( Recording )

2 editions published in 1993 in Undetermined and Italian and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Melba : a biography by Agnes Genevieve Murphy( Book )

5 editions published between 1909 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Great sopranos of the century( Recording )

in French and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Melba-- the London recordings, 1904-1926 by Nellie Melba( Recording )

3 editions published in 1976 in Multiple languages and Italian and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les urnes de l'Opéra( Recording )

1 edition published in 2009 in Italian and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On Dec. 24, 1907, 48 gramophone records of the greatest singers of the day were buried in the basement of the Paris Opéra, with instructions to leave them there for 100 years. In 2007, the records were unearthed and restored with the help of EMI Classics technicians. These recordings, released in partnership with the Bibliothèque Nationale de France, the Opéra National de Paris, and the Association pour le Rayonnement de l'Opéra de Paris, feature such performances as Enrico Caruso in Bohème, Rigoletto, and Lucia; Nellie Melba singing Mozart's Figaro; Reynaldo Hahn singing his own composition and another by Chabrier; Pol Plançon as Méphistophélès; and Adelina Patti in Don Giovanni. The set also includes instrumental soloists such as Fritz Kreisler, Raoul Pugno, Jan Kubelik, and Ignacy Paderewski
Faust by Charles Gounod( Recording )

1 edition published in 1991 in French and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

René Pape's swaggering Mephistophélès is as seductive as it is demonic in this story of Faust (Roberto Alagna) who sells his soul to the devil to reclaim his youth. Wasting no time, Faust falls in love with Marguerite (Solie Isokoski) but things soon begin to go horribly wrong. Her brother (Dmitri Hvorostovvsky) is murdered, she goes insane, and Faust is dragged to hell. But the music is unforgettable
 
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Alternative Names
Armstrong, Helen

Armstrong, Helen 1861-1931

Armstrong, Helen Porter 1861-1931

Armstrong, Nelli

Armstrong, Nellie Mitchell 1861-1931

Melba

Melba 1861-1931 Madame

Melba, Madame, 1861-1931

Melba, Nellie 1861-1931 Dame

Melba, Nellie, Dame, 1861-1931

Melba, Nelly.

Melba, Nelly 1861-1931

Mitchell, Helen

Mitchell, Helen Porter.

Mitchell, Helen Porter 1861-1931

Nellie Melba

Nellie Melba Australian opera singer

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Nellie Melba Australisch zanger

Nellie Melba Australisch zangeres

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Нелли Мелба австралийская оперная певица

Нелли Мельба

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נלי מלבה

نلی ملبا خواننده استرالیایی

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內莉·梅爾巴

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