Long Reign of Melba

Nellie Melba, near her 60th year, still gathers laurels as a prima donna of opera. She was the great star of this year's operatic season in England. Her voice is said to be still astonishingly fine. The season was another essay at opera in English. The vernacular, as usual, did not work so well. The two chief artists were Melba, born British, and Edward Johnson, American, and a Metropolitan Opera star. These two sang in French and Italian, while the rest of the casts sang in English. The...

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