Nellie Melba

The opera singer Dame Nellie Mebla (1861–1931, born Helen Porter Mitchell) was born in Richmond, Australia as the eldest of seven children. After some success as a singer Melbourne, she moved to London and then to Paris where she found success. She went onto establish herself in Europe and the United States. She had a relatively small repertoire, and was most closely identified with only ten roles. Nowadays she is perhaps most closely linked with the food named after her by Auguste Escoffier.

Melba in The Barber of Seville, 1898
Melba in The Barber of Seville, 1898
Melba
Melba
Melba by unknown photographer
Melba by unknown photographer
Melba, 1894
Melba, 1894

As Elizabeth in 'Tannhauser', photographed by Davis & Sanford, 1894

Melba
Melba

Photographed by Reutlinger

Melba
Melba

Photographed by Reutlinger

Melba, 1890
Melba, 1890

As Marguerite in 'Faust', c.1890, photographed by Aime Dupont

Meba
Meba
Melba in The Barber of Seville, 1898
Melba in The Barber of Seville, 1898

Photographed by Benjamin Joseph Falk, c1898

Melba
Melba

Photographed by Reutlinger

Melba
Melba
Melba
Melba

Photographed by Benjamin Joseph Falk, c1898