Theatre

The Weekend Australian - Review - - Out & About -

SH Ervin Gallery, 2 Wat­son Road, Millers Point, Syd­ney. In­quiries: (02) 9258 0173 or on­line. Un­til Oc­to­ber 15. Melba Ni­cholas Christo’s is a new mu­si­cal about the jew­el­sand-furs prima donna Nel­lie Melba. Christo was at­tracted to the Melba story be­cause the so­prano was a cel­e­brated fig­ure in the early years of Aus­tralian na­tion­hood, as well as a self­made woman who over­came the lim­i­ta­tions im­posed on her gen­der. Writ­ten with com­poser Jo­hannes Lueb­bers, the mu­si­cal is a kind of mem­ory play in

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