Event A Toast To Melba
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Venue Parade Theatre (1969-1999), Kensington, NSW
First Date 29 September 1976
Opening Date 29 September 1976
Last Date 16 November 1976
Dates Estimated No
Status Professional
World Premiere No
Description The play traces opera diva Nellie Melba's career from her early caterwauling by the banks of the Yarra to her lofty achievements on the stage at Covent Garden.
Description Source Website
Primary Genre Music Theatre
Secondary Genre Biographical
Subjects Australian National Identity
Name Function Notes
John Allen Actor Armstrong / Oscar Wilde / Mayor of Brisbane / Enrico Caruso
Terry Bader Actor Lemmone / Newsboy
Christine Collins Actor Lady de Grey / Amy Castles / Eunice / Mother's voice
Ralph Cotterill Actor Maestro Cecchi / Sir Augustus Harris / Neville Cardus / Norton
Drew Forsythe Actor GB Shaw / Duke of Orleans / Wedekind / Sir Thomas Beecham
Anne Grigg Actor Madame Marchesi / A Cockney Streetwalker / Jimmy Mullins / Gladys Moncrieff
Jennifer McGregor Actor Nellie Melba
Mario Merino Actor
Hugh Colman Designer
Mick Rodger Director
Jerry Luke Lighting Designer
Sandra McKenzie Musical Director
Jack Hibberd Playwright
John Frost Stage Manager
Geoff Gougeon Stage Manager
Text Nationality Australia
Production Nationality Australia
Data Source
Source Description
Programme Dennis Wolanski Library collection at UNSW Library
Cast List Dennis Wolanski Library collection at UNSW Library
Event Identifier 5808