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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.

4/05/2007
Melba's Ring Acclaimed Around The World  MARIA VANDAMME, CEO of Melba Recordings, was in Paris on the 4th May for the presentation of the prestigious Prix Lauritz Melchior* to tenor Stuart Skelton for his internationally acclaimed...
2/04/2007
The Music Lover and the Maestro   Under the baton of Barry Tuckwell AC OBE, one of the world’s greatest horn players, Sydney musician Ben Jacks has recorded a work for horn and orchestra—a work commissioned by the well-known Australian...
1/03/2007
The recent chamber works of Australian composer and pianist Roger Smalley are the feature of a disc recorded with the former Australian String Quartet (now known as the Grainger Quartet); horn player Darryl Poulsen, violinist Paul Wright and the...
1/03/2007
Conductor and Opera lover Richard Bonynge takes part in a new adventure, that of the Melba label, as Australian as the Soprano it takes its name from. Very tall, slim, elegant and relaxed, Richard Bonynge apologizes with a great sense of humour for...
28/02/2007
Nothing, it seems, can stop Maria Vandamme. She started the classical record label, Melba, in 2000 and two years ago controversially persuaded the Federal Government to provide $1 million a year for five years. Financially secure, she looked...
15/02/2007
Melba has collaborated with virtuoso wind player Nick Byrne to bring the sounds of the ophicleide to twenty-first century music lovers. Berlioz and Meyerbeer in France, and Mendelssohn and Wagner in Germany wrote for it but these days no one plays...
17/01/2007
The name Melba will live again in opera circles with a glittering launch party at Jeanne Pratt’s New York apartment tomorrow. Rupert Murdoch and Alexander Downer will be among guests at the American launch of the Melba Foundation’s recordings of...
10/01/2007
Melba Recordings CEO, Maria Vandamme took the label into the huge, discerning American market when she flew to New York for the company’s North American launch in January. Mr Anthony Pratt and Mrs Jeanne Pratt AC hosted the launch party where the...
10/12/2006
Reviews have been staggering for Melba Recordings’ SACD release of State Opera of South Australia’s production of Wagner’s Ring Cycle, recently launched in the UK, USA and Europe. The level of international acclaim for the release of the first...
26/10/2006
Das Rheingold was launched at a private function at the Australian Club on October 26th by the Federal Minister for the Arts, Senator The Hon. Rod Kemp, in the presence of Dame Elisabeth Murdoch AC DBE, and Mrs Jeanne Pratt AC, Melba Foundation...