Dame Nellie Melba

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    Dame Nellie Melba's life

  • The birth of Dame Nellie Melba

    Dame Nellie Melba was born to Helen Porter Mitchell in the suburb of Richmond, located in melbourne. She was the oldest to survive of ten children. Her father's name was David Mitchell, a building contractor.
  • Dame Nellie Melba marries Charles Nisbett Frederick Armstrong

    The two married in Melbourne, but it was an unhappy marriage. She gave birth to a son named George but she left her husband just two years later.
  • Melba leaves her husband

    Unhappy in her marriage, she left him to go to Melbourne in hopes of starting a singing career.
  • Dame Nellie Melba makes her debut

    At a Liedertafel concert at the Melbourne Town Hall, Melba makes her debut in singing, and is praised for her voice.
  • Melba leaves for England

    Her father, appointed Victoria's commissioner to the Indian and Colonial Exhibition, leaves for London, accompanied by his daughter.
  • Dame Nellie Melba makes her debut as an opera singer.

    Her first performance as an opera singer, after seven years of studying under Cecchi, she performs at the Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie in Brussels.
  • Armstrong officially divorces Melba

    After several years in which Armstrong was reluctant to leave his wife, acocmpanying her to Europe and occasionally visiting her and her baby, she was accused of adultery but the case later dropped. THe official divorce finally occurred in Texas.
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  • Melba returns to Australia

    After several years overseas going around Europe and slowly building a career for herself, she returns to Australia
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  • Melba returns to Europe

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  • Melba begins a tour of Australia

    TOuring 16093 km and appearing in several small towns, Melba attempted to deepen her links with her home country.
  • Dame Nellie Melba anounces her official farewell to grand opera.

    Though she did perform a few performances afterwards, in October of 1924, Melba anounced her farewell to Grand Opera.
  • Dame Nellie Melba dies.

    After a successful career and several performances, Melba died from septicaemia, developed from facial surgery in Europe, a few weeks before. In St Vincent's Hospital, Darlinghurst, Melba passes away.