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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).
1. (Biography) Dame Nellie, stage name of Helen Porter Mitchell. 1861–1931, Australian operatic soprano
2. do a Melba slang Austral to make repeated farewell appearances
(Dame) Nellie (Helen Porter Mitchell Armstrong), 1861–1931, Australian soprano.