- Date: Friday, 13 November 2015 to Saturday, 19 December 2015
- Venue: Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) — Edith Cowan University, 2 Bradford St, Mt Lawley, Perth, WA
Composed by: Johannes Luebbers
Libretto: Nicholas Christo
Music Director: David Wickham
Directed by: Nicholas Christo
Performed by: Postgraduate Classical Vocal students
The voice. The legend. The woman.
She was a young mother from the cane fields of Queensland with a voice of gold and a will of iron. Australia’s opera superstar was worshipped by millions, courted by royalty, yet reviled by one man ... her own husband. Glimpse inside Europe’s grandest palaces and opera houses where, backstage, an even greater operatic tale of love, rebellion and betrayal is destined to unfold. Fusing Dame Nellie Melba’s most famous arias with an exciting new score, this world premiere event is a thrilling celebration of a woman ahead of her time who would risk it all in her fight to stay at the top.
Based on the biography I Am Melba by Ann Blaine.
Further information for this event is available online at the event's website
Featured Australian Works
|Melba (music theatre) by Nicholas Christo and Johannes Luebbers — World premiere|
— performed by WAAPA singers and David Wickham
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