Dame Nellie Melba can be heard on a number of Mapleson Cylinders

Mediafire link for Mapleson cylinders

(These are zip files – left click the link, download the files, then unzip when downloaded)

As the LP notes, this is not high-fidelity sound. This is IRCC LP7006, issued in 1955, containing transfers of a number of Mapleson Cylinders, recorded live from the stage of the Metropolitan Opera House from 1901 to 1903.

Melba appears on the following tracks:

12. Gounod – Faust – Final trio
Dame Nellie Melba, soprano; Albert Saléza, tenor; Edouard de Reszke, bass. Luigi Mancinelli, conductor
4/3/1901

13. Verdi – La Traviata – Un dì felice, eterea
Dame Nellie Melba, soprano; Andreas Dippel, tenor; Aristide Masiero, tenor. Philippe Flon, conductor
16/3/1901

15. Meyerbeer – Les Huguenots – A ce mot tout s’anime
Suzanne Adams, soprano; Louise Homer, contralto. Philippe Flon, conductor
1/3/1902
(Credited on record sleeve as Melba, 11th March 1901, conducted by Flon)