Dame Nellie Melba

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Helen Porter Armstrong (Mitchell)

Also Known As: "Nellie Melba"
Death: Died
Immediate Family:

Wife of Charles Nesbitt Frederick Armstrong
Mother of George Nesbitt Armstrong

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 George Armstrong.


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Dame Nellie Melba's Timeline

May 19, 1861
Age 21
March 23, 1931
Age 69