Rediscovery: HÈlËne by Saint-SaÎns

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A recently rediscovered opera written especially for Victorian music icon, Dame Nellie Melba, has its world premiere recording in Melbourne more than a century after its last performance, Minister for the Arts, Lynne Kosky, said today.
Ms Kosky said that Melbourne-based Melba Recordings made history at the South Melbourne Town Hall this month with the first ever recording of HÈlËne, a neglected masterpiece written by French composer Camille Saint-SaÎns especially for Dame Nellie Melba to sing.