Nellie Melba was an Australian singer. One of the most popular singers of the early 20th century, Melba was the first Australian classical musician to achieve international recognition. Also known for her charity work during the First World War, Nellie Melba was made Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1918.
Australian soprano Joan Sutherland was exposed to music at an early age, being the daughter of a singer. Trained in voice and the piano by her mother, she made her debut as Dido in Dido and Aeneas. The first Australian to earn a Grammy, she was also awarded the DBE.
Award-winning Australian singer Kate Miller‐Heidke specializes in both contemporary pop and classical music. Apart from releasing multi-platinum hits such as Last Day on Earth, she has also composed the opera Rabbits and performed at various international music festivals. Her album O Vertigo! became the fastest crowdfunded project on Pledge.
Marina Prior is an Australian actress and opera singer. She achieved popularity in the early-1990s when she portrayed Christine Daaé in The Phantom of the Opera. Best known for her contribution to musical theatre in Australia, Marina Prior is the recipient of several prestigious awards, such as the Green Room Awards and the Australian Entertainment Mo Awards.
Danielle de Niese is an Australian-American opera singer. After winning singing competitions in Australia as a young child, De Niese moved to America, where she pursued an operatic career. She achieved international fame in 2005, when she played Cleopatra in George Frideric Handel's Giulio Cesare at Glyndebourne, England.
Eva Mylott was an Australian opera singer. A protégé of Nellie Melba, Mylott moved to England with the former in 1902 in order to pursue her career as an opera singer outside Australia. In 1917, Eva Mylott married an American businessman named John Hutton Gibson and is best remembered as the paternal grandmother of American actor Mel Gibson.
Mark Vincent is an Australian opera singer who achieved popularity in 2009, when he won the popular reality TV contest, Australia's Got Talent. Over the course of his career, Vincent has won several prestigious awards, including the Australian Entertainment Mo Awards. A committed supporter of Save Our Sons, Mark Vincent is also known for his philanthropic efforts.
June Bronhill was an Australian opera singer and actress. She is best remembered for playing Hanna Glawari in an operetta titled The Merry Widow. Apart from portraying prominent roles in operetta, June Bronhill also played important roles in musical theatre and light opera.