Thursday, May 26, 2011

Postage Stamp Honors 150th Birth of Soprano Dame Nellie Melba

Australia Post is releasing a stamp issue for the 150th anniversary of the birth of soprano, Dame Nellie Melba (1861-1931). The stamp issue will be available on 10 May 2011.

"We are delighted to commemorate Australia's first world-renowned opera singer, Dame Nellie Melba, who has been represented on this stamp using a portrait by an Australian artist of the era, Rupert Bunny. We hope this special stamp issue will be popular with opera and art-lovers as well as the public," said Australia Post Managing Director and CEO, Ahmed Fahour.

Melba was . . .

Full story at: Australia Post

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