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Nellie Melba.

A real photo postcard of Nellie Melba from Beagles & Co of London featuring an 1894 photograph.

    

Nellie Melba [Helen Porter Mitchell] born 19th May 1861 died 23rd February 1931 becoming Dame Nellie Melba in 1918.

    

The great Australian soprano had her first starring role at the Théâtre de La Monnaie, Brussels on 12th October 1887 as Gilda in Verdi’s Rigoletto and appeared the same year at Covent Garden with little success. However she sang Lucia in Lucia di Lammermoor there in 1st June 1888 to resounding success.

    

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Taken sometime in 1894