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Marble-sculptured story about Helen of Troy "the song cycle Nuit Persane... intriguing... Saint-Saëns induces a finely piquant atmosphere of love... and proves to be a master of refined melody."
  Camille Saint-Saëns: Hélène, Nuit Persane Conductor: Guillaume Tourniaire State Opera Prague, Premiere (13 February 2008)   Smart Celebration in the State Opera***** (5 stars) The production team may be proud of the new premiere of two...
A long lost opera, composed for the late Dame Nellie Melba, has its world premiere recording in Melbourne more than a century after its last performance.   7.30 Report  (follow link forboth video and transcript of item) ABC Television
An interview with Maria Vandamme, Founder of Melba Recordings and producer of the SACD Recording of Wagner's Ring Why did Melba record this Ring in Adelaide? I have been recording operas for 20 years, and having worked with John Culshaw, and Sir...
Steve Davislim is worth being spoken of in the same breath as his notable predecessors of similar voice – Peter Anders and Fritz Wunderlich – and praise can hardly be higher than that. Gramophone   Melbourne audiences have the opportunity to...
A rediscovered opera written for Dame Nellie Melba, and recorded in Melbourne a century later, will be revived in Prague next February. Hélène, written by French composer Camille Saint-Saëns and based on the Helen of Troy story, was considered old...
The Melba Foundation is the recipient of the ABAF State Giving Award, announced at a special ceremony at the Sofitel Hotel yesterday.   Read the full article 
It’s 2001 and the second round of competition for Symphony Australia’s elite Young Performers Award is under way. The national judging panel is already impressed by the Queensland talent, but nothing can prepare them for what happens when a 16-...
Different, so double take twice as rewarding Pei-Jee and Pei-Sian Ng are two young, talented musicians with great stage presence, each playing a beautiful old cello with remarkable facility. And, by they way, they’re identical twins. As one...
The cello lineage of twins Pei-Jee and Pei-Sian Ng can be traced back via the Elder Conservatorium to James Whitehead, teacher of Janis Laurs, teacher to these outstandingly gifted musicians. Playing together, they fit as snugly as the...