Mellon, Alfred



Prominent English conductor and composer; was born at London. He first played the violin in the Birmingham and other orchestras and then led the ballet at the Royal Italian Opera at Covent Garden, directed the music at the Haymarket and Adelphi Theatres, and managed the Pyne and Harrison English Opera Companies. He married the well-known actress, Miss Woolgar. In 1859 his opera, Victorine, was produced at Covent Garden. He afterwards conducted the Musical Society and the Promenade concerts at Covent Garden, and in 1865 was made director of the Liverpool Philharmonic Society. His works are Victorine, an opera; piano and instrumental music; songs and ballads.