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SOUND RECORD
Author Melba, Nellie, Dame, 1861-1931.

Title Melba [sound recording] : the farewell performance, Covent Garden, June 8, 1926.

Published [19--]

Copies

Location Call No. Status
 UniM Grainger  LP 15    NOT FOR LOAN
Physical description 1 sound disc : analog, 33 1/3 rpm, mono. ; 12 in.
Language notes Sung in Italian; speeches in English.
Notes "Private record"
At head of title: Opus Records.
Summary Compilation of recordings of Melba's farewell performance at Covent Garden. Includes: excerpts from La Bohème and Otello; speech by Lord Stanley (of Alderley?), Honouring Melba; reply and farewell speech by Melba; Melba Distance Test (recording quality tests)
Performers La Bohème: Nellie Melba (Mimi); Aurora Rettore (Musetta); Browning Mummery (Rodolfo); John Brownlee (Marcello); Frederic Collier (Schaunard); Edouard Cotreuil (Colline). Otello: Nellie Melba (Desdemona); Jane Bourguignon (Emilia); Vincenzo Bellezza, conductor (unknown orchestra)
Other author Bellezza, Vincenzo.
Verdi, Giuseppe, 1813-1901. Otello. Selections.
Puccini, Giacomo, 1858-1924. Bohème. Selections.
Royal Opera House (London, England)
Subject Operas -- Excerpts.
Occasional speeches.
Opera -- England -- London.
Variant Title Farewell performance, Covent Garden, June 8, 1926
Title on container: Melba : the complete recordings from her farewell performance, Covent Garden, June 8, 1926.
Publisher Number Opus 84 Opus Records