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 opportunities 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, Instagram and Twitter. Should you wish to engage Melba Artists for your private function, please contact us at info@melbaoperatrust.com. We are always happy to discuss event possibilities and can provide artists across Australia upon request.

Singing Melba and Grainger

Venue: Grainger Museum 

Date: Sunday 23 September 2018

Time: 2:00 pm   

Cost: Free admission, bookings required 

Join us for an afternoon of song with Melba Opera Trust Scholar Cleo Lee-McGowan, with accompanist Tom Griffiths. Relive the repertoire of Dame Nellie Melba, and an arrangement by Percy Grainger, at the Grainger Museum, before exploring their newly opened exhibition.

This is a free event, as part of the Objects of Fame: Nellie Melba and Percy Grainger exhibition but bookings are required.

To reserve your place, call the Grainger Museum at The University of Melbourne on  03 8344 5270 or Book Now 

Cleo Lee-McGowan

Cleo Lee-McGowan

Amore e speranza

Venue: The Italian Cultural Institute

Date: Thursday 27 September 2018

Time: 6:30pm   

Cost: Free admission, bookings required 

A delightful evening dedicated to Italian opera and music with a fine selection of arias and songs. Featuring performances by current Melba Opera Trust scholars Cleo Lee-McGowan and Jessica Harper with associate artist Rhodri Clarke. Following the performance, join the artists for light refreshments courtesy of the Italian Cultural Institute.

Presented by Melba Opera Trust in collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute.

To reserve your place, call The Italian Cultural Institute on (03) 9866 5931 or Book Now 

Cleo Lee-McGowan

Cleo Lee-McGowan

Jessica Harper

Jessica Harper