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  • In this group are Nellie Melba, Maria Callas and, more recently, Kathleen Battle.

    The Diva Goes Barefoot

  • My father would be at the piano, which was draped with a lace scarf and covered with gold-framed pictures of the divas: Callas, Tebaldi, Nellie Melba, and my mother, of course.

    Goodnight Nobody

  • My father would be at the piano, which was draped with a lace scarf and covered with gold-framed pictures of the divas: Callas, Tebaldi, Nellie Melba, and my mother, of course.

    Goodnight Nobody

  • My father would be at the piano, which was draped with a lace scarf and covered with gold-framed pictures of the divas: Callas, Tebaldi, Nellie Melba, and my mother, of course.

    Goodnight Nobody

  • Special contributors to the edition include, btw, Nellie Melba, modestly introduced as Operatic Soprano, opposite Blanche Marchesi(Baronne Coccamisi) - "Opera, Oratorio and Concert Singer" and one mysterious (again, possibly only to me) William Shakespeare- "Singer and Vocal Instructor"

    languagehat.com: RIP STEVE LACY.

  • On June 16, 1920, Lord Northcliffe, the Briton who had pioneered in journalism with the inexpensive, mass-circulation Daily Mail, sponsored a broadcast of the soprano Nellie Melba, which was heard simultaneously all over Europe.

    3. Culture and Popular Culture

  • After Lorne we travelled to Ballarat and stayed in the hotel where Nellie Melba sang.

    a better woman

  • After Lorne we travelled to Ballarat and stayed in the hotel where Nellie Melba sang.

    a better woman

  • After Lorne we travelled to Ballarat and stayed in the hotel where Nellie Melba sang.

    a better woman

  • "When the blessing had been pronounced and the bridal pair were kneeling at the altar Dame Nellie Melba, wearing a blue dress and hat, crept from the side chapel to the choir and to the joy of the audience sang the pathetic 'Ave Maria' that Desdemona sings in the last act of Verdi's _Othello_ when she feels her predestined doom approaching."

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 156, June 25, 1919

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  • See Melba.

    September 4, 2010