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MELBA

from the surname of the australian opera singer "nellie melba". this was a stage name that she got from the name of the city melbourne, where she was born. melba studied singing in melbourne and made a modest success in performances there. after a brief and unsuccessful marriage, she moved to europe in search of a singing career. failing to find engagements in london in 1886, she studied in paris and soon made a great success there and in brussels.

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