Dame Nellie Melba, Part 2

The Australian opera singer Nellie Melba. About 1927. Photograph. (Photo by Imagno/Getty Images) *** Local Caption ***

The second part of our episode on the Australian diva focuses on her career in the early 1900s, her charity work and her belief that singers had to work -- and work hard -- to be constantly perfecting their technique.

Nellie Melba circa 1927. Photo by Imagno/Getty Images

Topics in this Podcast: music history, entertainment history, Australia, London, 20th century, Opera, nellie melba, Covent Garden, melbourne, biographies, women