MELBA - A New Musical
Book & Lyrics by Nicholas Christo
Music by Johannes Luebbers
Adapted from the book “Marvellous Melba” by Ann Blainey
An exclusive opportunity to see a dress rehearsal performance of MELBA, starring one of Australia's most acclaimed opera singers, Emma Matthews, as Dame Nellie Melba.
Actors' Benevolent Fund Dress Rehearsal Fundraiser
Thursday 10 August
7pm for pre-show drinks
Supporting the Actors' Benevolent Fund of NSW
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Starring Emma Matthews as Melba, and co-starring Annie Aitken, Michael Beckley, Caitlin Berry, Andrew Cutcliffe, Blake Erickson, Genevieve Lemon, Adam Rennie and Samuel Skuthorp.
A marriage, a scandal, a lost child.
Dame Nellie Melba was the most celebrated singer of her generation. Lauded on more than three continents as a phenomenon, her life was the stuff that dreams are made of, but her journey to the top was not always untroubled.
From humble beginnings as Nellie Mitchell in Melbourne, to the stages of opera houses across Europe, MELBA charts the life of a woman who was determined to be the best in a conservative world. Melba’s life was filled with triumph and tragedy, stardom and shame; a story that is little known beyond her stellar career.
Blending contemporary music theatre with operatic arias, MELBA brings to life a woman we know so well, yet not at all.