Melba Nellie

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Dame Nellie Melba

Mel·ba

 (mĕl′bə), Dame Nellie Originally Helen Porter Mitchell. 1861-1931.
Australian soprano primarily with London's Covent Garden (1888-1926) and New York City's Metropolitan Opera (1893-1910).
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