Throughout the year, Melba scholars and alumni are engaged in a variety of performances, both public and private. On this page you will find links and further information on our public events, which we encourage you to attend. Our public events are fantastic opportunites to hear our talented singers and repetiteurs in action, and often come with the chance to meet and learn more about each scholar following the performance. Our private events are not listed here, but more information about Melba Artists’ happenings can be found on our Facebook page and on Libretto – The Melba Opera Trust Journal. Should you wish to engage Melba Artists for your private function, please contact us at We are always happy to discuss event possibilities, and can provide artists across Australia upon request.

Nights at the Opera

Venue: The Italian Institute of Culture

Date: Thursday 26 October

Time: 6:30pm   

Cost: Free admission, bookings required 

Nights at the Opera is a creation of Stephen McIntyre. It follows on from his earlier concert show, the extremely popular Nellie in Her Own Write, which has been performed to acclaim all around Victoria. Nights at the Opera features various anecdotes from the world of opera: the music, the composers, the great performances, the famous – or infamous! – singers and all of the drama both on and off stage. As Stephen relates the sometimes amusing, sometimes dramatic but always entertaining stories, Hannah Dahlenburg and Daniel Carison will perform the arias and duets from the operas concerned with pianist Rhodri Clarke.

To book, call The Italian Institute of Culture on: (03) 9866 4729