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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...
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...
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...
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."
  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...
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
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...
Steve Davislim is worth being spoken of in the same breath as his notable predecessors of similar voice – Peter Anders and Fritz Wunderlich – and praise can hardly be higher than that. Gramophone   Melbourne audiences have the opportunity to...
A rediscovered opera written for Dame Nellie Melba, and recorded in Melbourne a century later, will be revived in Prague next February. Hélène, written by French composer Camille Saint-Saëns and based on the Helen of Troy story, was considered old...
The Melba Foundation is the recipient of the ABAF State Giving Award, announced at a special ceremony at the Sofitel Hotel yesterday.   Read the full article