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Melba’s Farewell

Dame Nellie Melba (soprano)

Amazing that Nellie Melba was 65 when she said farewell to Covent Garden with such a youthful sounding Mimì. Forget the surface noise – Melba’s technique triumphs throughout.

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Contents:

Verdi: Otello / Act 4

10:31
  • Royal Opera House Covent Garden
  • Vincenzo Bellezza
  • Jane Bourguignan (mezzo-soprano), Dame Nellie Melba (soprano)

Piangea cantando "Willow Song"

6:42

Ave Maria, piena di grazia "Desdemona’s Prayer"

3:49

Puccini: La Bohème: Act 3

11:21
  • Royal Opera House Covent Garden
  • Vincenzo Bellezza
  • John Brownlee (baritone), Aurora Rettore (soprano), Dame Nellie Melba (soprano), Browning Mummery (tenor)

Entrate … C’è Rodolfo

3:45

Donde lieta uscì "Mimì’s Farewell"

3:06

Addio dolce svegliare alla mattina (Quartet)

4:30

Puccini: La Bohème / Act 4

12:37
  • Royal Opera House Covent Garden
  • Vincenzo Bellezza
  • Browning Mummery (bass-baritone), John Brownlee (baritone), Frederick Collier (bass-baritone), Édouard Cotreuil (bass), Browning Mummery (tenor), John Brownlee (bass-baritone), Aurora Rettore (soprano), Dame Nellie Melba (soprano)

Gavotta... Minuetto

3:39

Sono andati?

4:42

Io, Musetta … Oh, come è bello e morbido! "Death of Mimì"

4:16

Address By Lord Stanley Of Alderley

3:22
  • LORD Arthur Lyulph Stanley (speaker)

Dame Nellie Melba’s Farewell Speech

2:37
  • Dame Nellie Melba (speaker)

Gounod: Faust, CG 4 / Act 3

3:13
  • Landon Ronald (piano), Dame Nellie Melba (soprano)

No.14b Air des bijoux: "Ah! Je ris de me voir"

3:13

Gounod: Faust, CG 4 / Act 5

2:52
  • New Symphony Orchestra
  • Landon Ronald
  • Giuseppe Mario Sammarco (bass), John McCormack (tenor), Dame Nellie Melba (soprano)

All’erta, all’erta, o più tempo non è!

2:52

Bemberg: Elaine - Act 1

2:49
  • Ladies' Chorus
  • Herman Bemberg (piano), Dame Nellie Melba (soprano)

L’amour est pur comme la flamme

2:49

Massenet: Don Cézar de Bazan - Act 3

3:00
  • New Symphony Orchestra
  • Landon Ronald
  • Dame Nellie Melba (soprano)

À Séville belles Señoras

3:00

Puccini: Tosca / Act 2

3:26
  • New Symphony Orchestra
  • Landon Ronald
  • Dame Nellie Melba (soprano)

Vissi d'arte

3:26
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Lotti: L’infedeltà punita - Act 1

4:00
  • Landon Ronald (piano), Dame Nellie Melba (soprano)

Pur dicesti, o bocca, bocca bella

4:00

Thomas, Ambroise: Distance Tests (From Ambroise Thomas’s Hamlet Mad Scene)

1:47
  • Landon Ronald (piano), Dame Nellie Melba (soprano)

Tosti: La serenata

3:37
  • Landon Ronald (piano), Dame Nellie Melba (soprano)

Tosti: Goodbye

3:56
  • Landon Ronald (piano), Dame Nellie Melba (soprano)

Ronald: Four Impressions

2:39
  • Landon Ronald (piano), Dame Nellie Melba (soprano)

4. The Sounds Of Earth Grow Faint

2:39

Henry "Harry" Thacker Burleigh: Jean

2:56
  • Landon Ronald (piano), Dame Nellie Melba (soprano)

trad.: Swing Low, Sweet Chariot (Arr. Burleigh)

2:30
  • Harold Craxton (piano), Dame Nellie Melba (soprano)
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