Dame Nellie Melba

  • Nellie Melba was born.

    Born as Helen Porter Mitchell.
  • Nellie Melba marries Charles Nisbett Frederick Armstrong.

  • Left Mackay for Melbourne.

    Nellie Melba leaves Mackay and goes to Melbourne.
  • Nellie Melba's first starring role.

    Her first starring role as 'Gilda' at the Théâtre de La Monnaie in Brussels.
  • First debut at Convent Garden.

    Her first debut at Convent Garden ,where she sang as 'Lucia'.
  • Paris debut.

    Made her Paris debut as 'Ophelie' from Hamlet.
  • Nellie Melba's divorce.

    Nellie Melba and husband divorce in Texas. (exact date unknown)
  • Appointed as Dame Commander of the British Empire.

    Nellie Melba is appointed as Dame Commander of the British Empire for her efforts in World War 1.
  • Announces Australian farewell to grand opera.

    Nellie Melba announces first farewell to grand opera. (exact date unknown)
  • Promoted to Dame Grand Cross of the British Empire.

    Along with Princess Mary, Nellie Melba is promoted to Dame Grand Cross of the British Empire.
  • One of Nellie Melba's last Australian tours.

    One of her last Australian tours, in Melbourne.
  • Nellie Melba died.

    Nellie Melba dies from septicaemia, which was from a facial surgery in Europe some weeks before. She died in St Vincent's Hospital in Sydney.