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Go behind the scenes for insights on our recordings, our artists and our future plans. Follow our artists' schedules and share the excitement of their journeys.

1/10/2006
David Tong, a twenty two year old piano virtuoso, is already considered to be one of the best pianists of his generation. He has performed not only in Australia, but also in Asia, the USA and Canada. ... on the occasion of his debut recording...
1/10/2006
  Walküre producer and Melba CEO Maria Vandamme accepting the award The voting has ended and the listeners have spoken: Melba Recordings has won the 2006 ABC Classic FM's Listeners' Choice Award for its first instalment of the...
1/09/2006
To celebrate the centenary of Dmitri Shostakovich’s birth, Melba Recordings is proud to present a stunning live recording of his Tenth Symphony by the Australian Youth Orchestra conducted by Alexander Anissimov. "These days there is always debate...
1/08/2006
Doubt that the dancing stars shine doubt even that the sun is bright, and that on the damp earth flowers grow; doubt tears, doubt smiling, and doubt that there are angels in paradise, but believe in love. Franco Faccio (Amleto, 1865) What is...
1/08/2006
The groundbreaking Australian label Melba Recordings is making international waves. Its founder Maria Vandamme explains where it’s heading… When we decided to record the State Opera of South Australia’s Ring cycle on SACD we did it for the...
25/07/2006
"For every hundred begging letters you write, maybe you get one response,'' sighs Maria Vandamme, founder and artistic director of the Australian classical label Melba Recordings.   While she looks exhausted just talking about it, it seems to...
22/07/2006
A small Australian record label is daring to take an untrodden path with SACD, Michael Quinn reports Is the recording industry dying? If the fate of the so-called major labels is any indication, then yes it is. With Warner Classics the latest high...
15/07/2006
... In June there was a great advance for Australian Wagnerites: Melba Recordings' excellent Die Walküre, taken from the State Opera of South Australia's Ring performances in Adelaide in late 2004. The three other operas are to follow ... [so here]...
12/07/2006
Melba Recordings takes more than just its name from Australia’s first operatic superstar. It also shares a birthplace and an attitude that has become its guiding ambition. Launched in Melbourne in February 2000 to champion the cause of Australia’...
1/07/2006
Two years ago Maria Vandamme received an interesting proposition. As head of Melba Recordings she was approached by the State Opera of South Australia to record the first Australian production of Der Ring des Nibelungen. During her many years as a...