MELBA, Dame Nellie


MELBA, Dame Nellie
See ARMSTRONG, Helen Porter

Dictionary of Australian Biography by PERCIVAL SERLE. . 1949.

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  • Melba,Dame Nellie — Mel·ba (mĕlʹbə), Dame Nellie. Originally Helen Porter Mitchell. 1861 1931. Australian soprano primarily with London s Covent Garden (1889 1926) and the Metropolitan Opera in New York City (1893 1911). * * * …   Universalium

  • Melba, Dame Nellie — orig. Helen Porter Mitchell born May 19, 1861, Richmond, near Melbourne, Austl. died Feb. 23, 1931, Sydney Australian soprano. After study with Mathilde Marchesi (1821–1913) in Paris, she debuted in Brussels in Rigoletto (1887), and in the next… …   Universalium

  • Melba, Dame Nellie — orig. Helen Porter Mitchell (19 may. 1861, Richmond, cerca de Melbourne, Australia–23 feb. 1931, Sydney). Soprano australiana. Después de estudiar con Mathilde Marchesi (n. 1821–m. 1913) en París, debutó en Bruselas en Rigoletto (1887), y en los… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Dame Nellie Melba — noun Australian operatic soprano (1861 1931) • Syn: ↑Melba, ↑Helen Porter Mitchell • Instance Hypernyms: ↑coloratura, ↑coloratura soprano …   Useful english dictionary

  • ARMSTRONG, Helen Porter (Dame Nellie MELBA), (1861-1931) — soprano singer was born at Burnley street, Richmond, a suburb of Melbourne, on 19 May 1861. She was the third child of David Mitchell, a well known and successful Melbourne contractor, and his wife Isabella Ann Dow. Both parents were musical, her …   Dictionary of Australian Biography

  • Melba toast — n. [after MELBA Dame Nellie] [also m t ] bread sliced very thin and toasted until brown and crisp …   English World dictionary

  • Nellie Melba — Portrait of Melba by Henry Walter Barnett Dame Nellie Melba GBE (19 May 1861 – 23 February 1931), born Helen Nellie Porter Mitchell, was an Australian operatic soprano. She became one of the most famous singers of the late Victorian Era and… …   Wikipedia

  • Nellie — /nel ee/, n. 1. a female given name, form of Helen. 2. (l.c.) Slang. a fussily effeminate male. 3. Slang (disparaging and offensive). a male homosexual. Also, Nelly. * * * (as used in expressions) Bly Nellie McClung Nellie Nellie Mooney Melba… …   Universalium

  • Nellie — (as used in expressions) Bly, Nellie McClung, Nellie Nellie Mooney Melba, Dame Nellie …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • dame — /daym/, n. 1. (cap.) (in Britain) a. the official title of a female member of the Order of the British Empire, equivalent to that of a knight. b. the official title of the wife of a knight or baronet. 2. (formerly) a form of address to any woman… …   Universalium


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