Dame Nellie Melba

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Helen Porter Armstrong

Also Known As: "Nellie Melba", "Helen Armstrong", "Helen Porter Armstrong"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Richmond, Yarra City, Victoria, Australia
Death: Died in Darlinghurst, Council of the City of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Cause of death: blood poisoning
Place of Burial: Lilydale, Yarra Ranges Shire, Victoria, Australia
Immediate Family:

Daughter of David Mitchell and Isabella Ann Dow
Ex-wife of Charles Nesbitt Frederick Armstrong
Mother of George Nesbitt Armstrong
Sister of Margaret Walker Mitchell; William James Mitchell; Ann Fraser Mitchell; Isabella Mitchell; Francis David Mitchell and 5 others

Occupation: prima donna
Managed by: Ric Dickinson
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About Dame Nellie Melba

Dame Nellie Melba GBE (19 May 1861 – 23 February 1931), born Helen "Nellie" Porter Mitchell

Australian operatic soprano. She became one of the most famous singers of the late Victorian Era and the early 20th century. She was the first Australian to achieve international recognition as a classical musician.

In the early 1890s, Melba had a well known affair with Prince Philippe, Duke of Orléans, while still married to Charles Armstrong.

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Dame Nellie Melba's Timeline

1861
May 19, 1861
Richmond, Yarra City, Victoria, Australia
1883
October 16, 1883
Age 22
Marian, Queensland, Australia
1931
February 23, 1931
Age 69
Darlinghurst, Council of the City of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
February 26, 1931
Age 69
Lilydale, Yarra Ranges Shire, Victoria, Australia