A Toast To Melba (1980)

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Premiere: 03 August 1980

Episodes: 1 tvm
Length: 80 minutes


Synopsis: A vaudeville biography of Nellie Melba, from her childhood in Richmond to her death, at 70, in Sydney. Her unsuccessful marriage, her notorious affair with the Duke of Orleans, her triumphs across the world in opera and her final decline are depicted against a checkerboard of the eccentrics who surround her. (AFC)



Role Actor

Cast list:
Armstrong, Harris, Caruso
Gottlieb, O'Kane, Norton
Father, Shaw
Mother, Lady de Grey, Amy,
Eunice
Lemmone, Lupton, Duke
Nellie
Cecchi, Buffalo Bill, Mayor,
Beecham
Jimmy, Newsboy
Marchesi, Moncrieff
Michael Aitkens
Mervyn Drake
Tim Elliott

Jane Harders
Donald McDonald
Robyn Nevin

Henry Szeps
Shane Tapper
Anna Volska



Note:
• Part of the Australian Theatre Festival series.



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