Two Melbas aim to raise $1m for needy singersmain
Holed up in Paris with husband Etienne Dupuis, the soprano Nicole Car has founded Freelance Artist Relief Australia.
Her colleague Siobhan Stagg in Berlin has pitched in: ‘We made a list of Australians based internationally who were really feeling the pinch. Not only were they out of work; they’d paid huge costs for their apartments, travel and don’t get any compensation’, she told the Age.
‘I’m in a safer position so I’m thrilled to team up with Nicole to hopefully reach our goal of $1 million,’ she says. ‘It reminds me of Nellie Melba, famous as the most successful singer of her generation, but she raised huge amounts in the First World War for soldiers’ families.’
Please give to http://www.freelanceartistrelief.com