Melba Recordings

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News from Melba Recordings

Go behind the scenes for insights on our recordings, our artists and our future plans. Follow our artists' schedules and share the excitement of their journeys.

In Melbourne last week, we met long-time friend of Melba Recordings Maestro Richard Bonynge who talked revealingly about the importance of recordings to performers. Watch Richard Bonynge Interview.
The lucky winner is Kevin Cox who sent this reply to WHY I LOVE OPERA: I love opera because of the 8th Wonder of the world - Dame Joan Sutherland having heard her many times. There were many other wonderful responses, including the following: Melba’...
Our warmest wishes for a happy birthday go to Richard Bonynge.
Michael Williams speaks with Maria Vandamme, founder and head of Melba Recordings, regarding a recent grant from the office of Federal Arts Minister, George Brandis.  
Ben Eltham‘s article "...grant to Melba bypasses scrutiny" (18 September) is filled with inaccuracies and displays a gross misunderstanding of the circumstances relating to the Melba Foundation, Melba Recordings and its funding. It is not the first...
Tributes poured in when the much-loved French coach Denise Shepherd (nee Schubenel) passed away in Melbourne on May 30. Denise was regarded in Australian opera and concert circles as a national treasure. She generously shared her love of French...
Peter Craven's article in the Melbourne Review. Why does Australia have so much difficulty realising it’s onto a good thing when it comes to the arts? Why are we so willing to let excellence wither and die, or run the risk of doing so, when the...
The unanimous acclaim from pundits and public alike that greeted Guillaume Tourniaire’s conducting of Opera Australia’s new production of Eugene Onegin in Sydney and Melbourne should have surprised no-one who has been keeping up with developments in...
How does the Australia Council set its funding priorities?“Dumping” is a trade term, denoting the practice whereby one country unloads its surplus production on another at a price the locals can't match. Dumping has undermined Australia's...
How a small Australian record label is bringing the world to Australia, and Australia to the world.Two remarkable conductors whose fortunes owe much to a small Melbourne-based recording company with big ambitions are about to play significant roles...