Chronology | 1910 to 1913

1910

February
Melba commissioned Adelaide artist Hans Heysen to do a painting for her. (Thiele, Heysen of Hahndorf p132.)

March 26
The Adelaide Advertiser ran a special report on the finished Melba painting. (Thiele, Heysen of Hahndorf p132.)

November 24
Melba appeared at the Metropolitan Opera House as Gilda in Rigoletto. (Radic, Melba p189-191.)

November 29
Melba appeared at the Metropolitan Opera House as Violetta in La Traviata. (Radic, Melba p189-191.)

1911

June 26
Melba was invited to the Coronation of King George V and Queen Mary. (Thompson/ McPherson, Melba: Important Dates p9.)

August
Melba and her opera company arrived in Perth on the RMS Osterley. (Vestey, Melba p 134.)

Melba sent a telegram from Perth wanting to meet Hans Heysen at Adelaide. (Thiele, Heysen of Hahndorf p137.)

September 2
The Melba Grand Opera Company’s opera season opened in Sydney at Her Majesty’s Theatre with La Traviata. (Thompson/ McPherson, Melba: Important Dates p10.)

October 28
First Melba-Williamson Grand Opera Season at His Majesty’s in Melbourne. (Thompson/ McPherson, Melba: Important Dates p9.)

December 9
Final performance of the Melba Grand Opera Company in Melbourne. (Thompson/ McPherson, Melba: Important Dates p10.)

December 22
Final Australian performance by the Melba Grand Opera Company in Australia at Her Majesty’s Theatre in Sydney. (Thompson/ McPherson, Melba: Important Dates p10.)

1912

March 1
Melba concert at Her Majesty’s Theatre raised £1000 for concert hall, Melbourne University Conservatorium of Music. (Thompson/ McPherson, Melba: Important Dates p10.)

March 1
Melba concert at Her Majesty’s Theatre raised £1000 for concert hall, Melbourne University Conservatorium of Music. (Thompson/ McPherson, Melba: Important Dates p10.)

July 23
Melba met art dealer  William H. Gill at Coombe Cottage. (Thiele, Heysen of Hahndorf p142.)

1913

February 23
George Armstrong married Evelyn Doyle in London. (Thompson/ McPherson, Melba: Important Dates p10.)

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