1833 FP of Cherubini's "Ali-Baba, ou Les Quarante Voleurs" Paris.
1837 FP of HULLAH's "The Barber of Bassora" London.
1848 FP of HALÉVY's "Le Val d'Andorre" Paris.
1858 Birth of Italian castrato Alessandro Prof Moreschi, in Montecompatrio (near Rome). d. Rome, Apr. 21, 1922: Moreschi began his studies in Scuola (1871), although, it was already difficult to find a teacher, and after 12 years of strict studies in 1883, he joined the Papal Choir at the Sistine Chapel (1883-1913). He made a number of recordings, in Rome (1902-3). After his retirement, at age 54, he was relatively forgotten and died in Rome (1922).
1861 Birth of French soprano Cécile Merguillier, in Paris. d. Dec. 1938.
1863 FP of Faccio's "I profughi fiamminghi" La Scala.
1868 FP of LECOCQ's "Les jumeaux de Bergame" Paris.
1937 Death of Polish composer Jerzy GABLENZ in Krakow. b-Krakow, 23 JAN 1888.
1942 Birth of Hungarian mezzo-soprano Julia Hamari, in Budapest. MET Début: Apr. 24, 1982 [Rosina] Il Barbiere di Siviglia, 2 seasons (1981-82, 84-85) 16 perf., 2 works. Search Amazon.com for Julia Hamari