Singing Melba and Grainger
Gate 13, Royal Parade
Cleo Lee-McGowan, Melba Opera Trust Scholar
Tom Griffiths, Accompanist
Join us for an afternoon performance featuring Melba Opera Trust Scholar Cleo Lee-McGowan, accompanied by Tom Griffiths. Relive some of the repertoire of Dame Nellie Melba, and an arrangement by Percy Grainger, at the Grainger Museum, before exploring our newly opened exhibition.
Cleo has been the proud recipient of the Joseph Sambrook Opera Scholarship with Melba Opera Trust since 2017. She holds a Bachelor of Music with Honours from the University of Melbourne, majoring in Performance, as well as taking language studies in French and Italian. Cleo received numerous scholarships during her tertiary studies, including Runner-Up of the Acclaim Awards Sleath Lowrey Scholarship, the Athenaeum Club Female Solo Vocalist Prize, the Muriel Cheek Scholarship, the Mona McCaughey Scholarship, the Florence Bradford Scholarship and is the joint winner of the Harold Fisher Memorial Opera Scholarship.
Melba Opera Trust is Australia’s premier scholarship program for promising young opera singers. Driven by Dame Nellie Melba’s conviction “a beautiful voice is not enough”, the program nurtures artistic development alongside business training, mentoring and performance experience.
This is a free event, as part of the Objects of Fame: Nellie Melba and Percy Grainger exhibition but bookings are required.