Alfred Mellon (7 April 1820 – 24 March 1867) was an English violinist, conductor and composer.
Mellon was born in Birmingham. He played the violin in the opera and other orchestras, and afterwards became leader of the ballet at the Royal Italian Opera, Covent Garden. He was next director of the music at the Haymarket and Adelphi theatres, and subsequently conductor of the Pyne and Harrison English Opera Company, who in 1859 produced his opera, "Victorine", at Covent Garden. He was conductor of the Musical Society, and of the Promenade Concerts, which for several seasons were given under his name at Covent Garden. In September 1865, he was chosen conductor of the Liverpool Philharmonic Society.
He married Sarah Woolgar, a well-known actress.
- Grove, George (1880). A Dictionary of Music and Musicians, volume ii. London: Macmillan. OCLC 19025639. Article "Mellon, Alfred".
- This article incorporates text from the entry Mellon, Alfred in the first edition of Grove's Dictionary of Music and Musicians (published 1879-1889) which is in the public-domain
- Works by or about Alfred Mellon at Internet Archive
- Free scores by Alfred Mellon at the International Music Score Library Project (IMSLP)
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