Melba, Dame Nellie [Mitchell, Helen Porter ]
- Desmond Shawe-Taylor
(b Richmond, Melbourne, 19 May 1861; d Sydney, 23 Feb 1931). Australian soprano of Scottish descent. She had already had some training and concert experience before 1886, the year she left Australia for further study in Europe. She studied in Paris with Mathilde Marchesi, and made her operatic début on ...