1585 (20 NOV?)Death of English composer Thomas Tallis. Organist of the Chapel Royal
under Henry VIII, Edward VI, Mary and Elizabeth, in Greenwich, age about 80. Tallis was one of the first to use English texts in rites for the Church of England. b-1505, Leicestershire. Search Amazon.com for Thomas Tallis
1814 Birth of soprano Elizabeth Rainforth. Died 22 Sep 1877, Debut as Mandane in Artaxerxes (Arne) 1836
Teachers:- Tom Cooke, Crivelli, George Perry
Created Arline in Bohemian Girl (Balfe). Search Amazon.com for Elizabeth Rainforth.
1860 Birth of soprano Lola Beeth, Cracau. Died 18 Mar 1940, Debut as Elsa in Lohengrin (Wagner) 1882
Teachers:- Desiree Artot de Padilla, Rosa Deruda, Louise Dustmann
Francesco Lamperti, Pauline Viardot-Garcia
Pupils :- Kathe Heidersback, Ursula van Dieman. Search Amazon.com for Lola Beeth,
1887 Birth of Italian baritone Luigi Montesanto in Palermo. Died 14 June 1954, Debut as Escamillo in Carmen (Bizet) 1909
Teacher :- Santorno
Pupil :- Giuseppe Di Stefano
Created Michele in Tabarro (Puccini)
Sang in premiere of Jacquerie (Marinuzzi). Search Amazon.com for Luigi Montesanto.
1898 Birth of Hungarian bass Dezso ERNSTER in Pecs. d-Zurich, 15 FEB
1981. Debut as Landgrave in Tannhauser (Wagner) 1923
Sang in premiere of Neues vom Tage (Hindemith). Search Amazon.com for Dezso ERNSTER
1917 Death of soprano Wilhelmina Ivan Raab. Born 1848, Debut as Mathilde in William Tell (Rossini) 1871
Teachers:- Buchholz-Calconi, Henriette Nissen-Saloman
Created Agnes Sorel in Maid of Orleans (Tchaikovsky)
Alena in Merchant Kalashnikov (Rubinstein)
1918 Birth of bass-baritone Randolph Symonette, in Bahamas. Died 1 Jan 1998, Teachers;- Paul Althouse, Clytie Mundy.
1935 Birth of American tenor William Lewis, in Tulsa Oklahoma. Debut as Rinuccio in Gianni Schicci (Puccini) 1953
Pupil :- Cynthia Ballentine
Created Bill in Hand of Bridge (Barber)
Riccardo III in Riccardo III (Testi)
Frank Sargeant in Angle of Repose (Imbrie)
Sang in premiere of Blimunda (Corghi).
1955 Birth of English tenor John Graham-Hall, Middlesex. Debut as Ferrando in Cosi Fan Tutte (Mozart) 1983
Teachers:- Edward Brooks, Rupert Bruce-Lockhart, David Harper
Created Phaeton in Metamorphoses (Blackford)
M. Jules de Gonfleur in Belle Vivette (Offenbach). Search Amazon.com for John Graham-Hall
1955 Birth of Australian tenor Glenn Winslade, in Sydney. Teachers:- William Blankenship, Evelyn Hall de Izal, Valeris Collins Varga
1973 Death of Canadian mezzo-soprano Jennie Tourel. Born 26 June 1899 Montreal, Canada. Debut as 2nd Scholar in Lorenzaccio (Moret) 1930
Teachers:- Anna El-Tour, Reynaldo Hahn
Pupils :- Elaine Bonazzi, Joanna Bruno, Netania Devrath, Faith Esham
Maria Ewing, Barbara Hendricks, Neil Shicoff, Dana Talley
Robert Christesen, Katsuumi Niwa, Grayson Hirst
Created Baba the Turk in Rake's Progress (Stravinsky). Search Amazon.com for Jennie Tourel.