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Salon Sessions: Melba Opera Trust | This event has now been CANCELLED.

June 4 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm


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An afternoon of song, arias and duets…

The BMI in partnership with Melba Opera Trust.

Come along and meet the 2023 these talented young artists, program coming soon…

We will have a different program and artists on 9th July.

Tom Nicholson – Baritone

Tom holds a bachelor’s degree and a graduate certificate from the Queensland Conservatorium (Griffith University). His recent roles include Jones (Johann) in Die Opernprobe (Lisa Gasteen National Opera Program) and Frank Maurrant in Kurt Weill’s Street Scene (Queensland Conservatorium).

In 2022 he was a semi-finalist in the IFAC Handa Australian Singing Competition. Tom was a Melba Artist in 2022, and in 2023 he hopes to continue his training in Germany.

Tom Nicholson | Baritone

Oliver Heuzenroeder – Baritone

Oliver graduated from the Queensland Conservatorium (Griffith University) in 2021 with an honours degree in Music and completed a Postgraduate Certificate in Music Studies in 2022, studying with Margaret Schindler.

His opera performances include Strephon in Iolanthe, the Count in The Marriage of Figaro, and Marcello in La bohème, and he has worked with notable industry figures such as Stuart Maunder, Johannes Fritzsch and Anna Sweeney. Later in 2023 Oliver will begin further study in London.

Oliver Heuzenroeder | Baritone

Nina Korbe – Soprano

Nina Korbe | Soprano

Stacey Yang – Piano

Stacey Yang | Piano

Sharolyn Kimmorley AM, Artistic Director

After studying at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Sharolyn Kimmorley joined the  Music Staff of The Australian Opera and has  assisted in the preparation of a vast range of works with many distinguished singers and conductors. In 1985 she became Principal Répétiteur for The Australian Opera and in 1987 was appointed Head of Music Staff. From 1994 to 1999 she was the company’s Artistic Administrator, following which she was Opera Australia’s Director of Music Administration until June 2003.

Sharolyn Kimmorley is regarded as one of Australia’s finest vocal coaches and accompanists. She has recorded for ABC.

Sharolyn Kimmorley AM | Artistic Director

Melba Opera Trust 

The Trust was established in 2008 to provide scholarships to develop Australia’s most promising young opera singers and repetiteurs.

With the closure of Melba Memorial Conservatorium of Music at the end of 2008, Melba Opera Trust carries forward Dame Nellie Melba’s bequest and her final wish that her gift establish a scholarship “…so that another Melba may arise”.

The Trust ensures that young Australian opera singers and repetiteurs with exceptional promise are supported financially during a crucial phase of their development, namely postgraduate training as the bridge to becoming polished professionals on the opera world stage (source Melba Opera Trust website).

Don’t miss this stunning series.

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Tickets & price (plus booking fee)

Regular $38.50 | Conc. $32.70 | BMI Member $25.20 | Und. 17yrs $19.30 incl gst.

Note: We have another event in July with a different program and artists. More >


A sumptous afternoon tea, courtesy Alfredton Rotary Club.

Alfredton Rotary Club

Other payment options

If you do not wish to pay on-line please contact the Library on (03) 5331 3042 or email to reserve your place.

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June 4
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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