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News from Melba Recordings

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.

1/03/2008
Musical Magic of Persian and Greek Nights Young French chief conductor Guillaume Tourniaire has brought back concerts onto the stage of State Opera Prague, and has done it in remarkable quality of both dramaturgy and interpretation. In autumn he...
1/03/2008
The French in Prague To go to Prague to the auditorium of the New German Theatre, opened 120 ago, to listen to two works by a renowned French composer, which had been forgotten for a hundred years and which have for the first time been recorded...
29/02/2008
Conductor Richard Bonynge keeps a schedule that would challenge a man half his age. The 77-year-old trots the globe conducting opera and ballet, makes records and undertakes scholarships. Though based in Switzerland, the Sydney-born conductor...
19/02/2008
The world is strange: a man goes to Prague to discover Australia, but more accurately he discovers Melba Recordings, an entrepreneurial CD company unknown to me until now. This business is named after the legendary Australian Prima-Donna, who...
6/02/2008
Note Worthy  For the first time in more than 100 years, Camille Saint-Saëns’ one-act opera Hélène will get a public airing next week, though not in the composer’s native Paris. The Prague State Opera is staging a concert performance of the...
2/02/2008
Following Melba Recordings' acclaimed world premiere recording of Saint-Saëns’ Hélène and Nuit Persane, both works featured in a gala concert performance by the Prague State Opera. Read the Gala Concert reviews .... Galakonzert review - Prague Music...
1/02/2008
Marble-sculptured story about Helen of Troy "the song cycle Nuit Persane... intriguing... Saint-Saëns induces a finely piquant atmosphere of love... and proves to be a master of refined melody."
1/02/2008
  Camille Saint-Saëns: Hélène, Nuit Persane Conductor: Guillaume Tourniaire State Opera Prague, Premiere (13 February 2008)   Smart Celebration in the State Opera***** (5 stars) The production team may be proud of the new premiere of two...
31/12/2007
A long lost opera, composed for the late Dame Nellie Melba, has its world premiere recording in Melbourne more than a century after its last performance.   7.30 Report  (follow link forboth video and transcript of item) ABC Television
11/11/2007
An interview with Maria Vandamme, Founder of Melba Recordings and producer of the SACD Recording of Wagner's Ring Why did Melba record this Ring in Adelaide? I have been recording operas for 20 years, and having worked with John Culshaw, and Sir...