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10 Years

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THE NEXT 10 YEARS A strength of a milestone is that it encourages us to take a moment and reflect on the journey. For a decade, Melba Opera Trust has provided some of Australia’s most valuable scholarship support

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2016

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A MELBA PILGRIMAGE As part of Melba Opera Trust’s commitment to championing Dame Nellie Melba’s legacy, in 2016 the program launched its inaugural Melba Pilgrimage – a chance for scholars to learn more about the namesake whose memory

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2019

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Honouring an extraordinary woman The Amelia Joscelyne Memorial Scholarship is a cornerstone of Melba Opera Trust’s program. It has provided precious support to 27 gifted young singers thanks to the vibrant community of more than 400 supporters who

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2017

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Meeting the scholars, in style The highlight of any new year is introducing our new scholars. In 2017 we did this in grand fashion, at three of Australia’s most historic locations featuring a scholar address from Zoe Drummond.

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2015

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Mentoring at Cranlana Lady Southey AC continued to show her great generosity to the Melba Opera Trust by inviting scholars into the Myer family home on three occasions in 2015. Cranlana was a superb setting for scholars to

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2014

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Covent Garden successes Emily Edmonds and Lauren Fagan Continuing our international forays, the Melba had three alumni selected for 2014’s prestigious Jette Parker Young Artists Program at The Royal Opera. A coveted program that selects only five

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2013

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The launch of Melba’s Will When Dame Nellie Melba died in 1931, her will emphasised the purpose of her legacy gift: it was to be a scholarship to support a young singers’ development “in the hope that another

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2012

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Founding the Harold Blair Scholarship A landmark achievement in 2012, Melba Opera Trust proudly announced the establishment of the Harold Blair Opera Scholarship. Named after Australia’s first Indigenous opera singer, tenor Harold Blair (1924-1976), the scholarship’s foundation was

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2011

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Dame Nellie Melba: the 150th In 2011, Melba Opera Trust was proud to announce our inaugural Patrons-in-Chief, His Excellency, the Honourable Alex Chernov AO QC, then-Governor of Victoria, and Mrs Elizabeth Chernov. Among the many celebrations to

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2010

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A tailored Artistic Development Program After its first full year of operation, Melba Opera Trust provided support to seven scholarship recipients, distributing a total of $60,000. Melba’s inaugural selection panel included Professor Melville Waters, Michael Leighton- Jones

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