Pick of the week theatre
Melba Helpmann Award-winning soprano Emma Matthews (pictured) leads the musical rendition around the life of opera diva Dame Nellie Melba. Melba blends contemporary musical theatre with operatic arias. It follows Nellie’s humble Melbourne childhood and then love, stardom and tragedy. The supporting cast features Annie Aitken, Caitlin Berry, Blake Erickson, Adam Rennie and Samuel Skuthorp. Directed by Wayne Harrison. Hayes Theatre Co, 19 Greenknowe Avenue, Sydney. Today, 2pm and 7.30pm. Tickets: $70. Bookings: (02) 8065 7337 or online. Duration: 2hr 30min, including interval.