1848 Birth of German soprano and harpist Lilli LEHMANN,
popular Brunhilde and Isolde
d-1929. Photo and MET Biog. Born Wurzburg Died 17 May 1929
Debut as 1st Boy in Zauberflote (Mozart) 20 Oct 1865
Teacher :- Marie Loewe
Pupils :- Herman Brag, Lucia Chagnon, Leonora Corona
Franz Egenieff, Geraldine Farrar, Res Fischer
Erna Gerstmann, Poul Hansen, Hedwig Helbig
Kathleen Howard, Paul Kalisch, Walter Kirchoff
Emmy Kruger, Melanie Kurt, Rudolf Laubenthal
Marie Lehmann, Germaine Lubin. Lula Mysz-Gmeiner
Edith Nicholls, Sigrid Onegin, Gerhard Stehmann
Marian Telva, Viorica Ursuleac, Erika Wedekind
Matje Von Niessen-Stone, Marian Weed, Olive Fremstad
Alma Wertheim, Florence Wickham, Elsie Houston
Darrell Fancourt, Edytha Fleischer
Created Cristina in Goldene Kreuz (Brull)
Naomi in Maccabees (Rubinstein)
Viviane in Merlin (Goldmark)
Woglinde in Gotterdammerung (Wagner)
Forest Bird in Siegfried (Wagner). Search Amazon.com for Lilli LEHMANN
1859 Debut of Adelina Patti at MET Opera. 16 years
old, in Lucia di Lammermoor in NYC.
1868 Birth of American composer and pianist Scott JOPLIN
near Marshall, Texas. d-NYC, 1 APR 1917. He was best known for his ragtime pieces Maple Leaf Rag and The Entertainer. He also composed the opera Treemonisha. CD-Treemonisha
1874 FP of A. Dvorák's opera King and Collier in Prague.
1876 (JC, GC=6 DEC)FP of Tchaikovsky's opera Vakula the Blacksmith in St. Petersburg.
1907 Death of German baritone Theodor Bertram. Born 12 Feb 1869 in Stuttgart. Debut as Hermit in Freischutz (Weber) 1889
Teachers:- Heinrich Bertram (father), Selma Vom Scheidt. Search Amazon.com for Theodor Bertram
1910 Birth of Icelandic tenor Einer Kristiansson in Rekyavik. Died 24 Apr 1966. Debut Elemer in Arabella (Strauss)
Teacher :- Waldemar Staegemann.
1911 Birth of Finnish composer Erik BERGMAN in Uusikaarlepyy.
1927 Birth of German tenor Alfredo Kraus in Las Palmas, Canary Islands. Died 10 Sep 1999. Debut as Duke in Rigoletto (Verdi) 1956
Teachers:- Francisco Andres, Merceds Llopart, Gali Markoff
Pupils :- Jason Howard, Manuel Beltran Gil, Gregory Kunde, Dominic Natoli
Sang in premiere of Sguardo dal Ponte (Rossellini). Search Amazon.com for Alfredo Kraus
1931 Death of French soprano Marcelle Demougeot. Born 18 June 1876 in Dijon. Debut Donna Elvira as Don Giovanni (Mozart) 1902
Teachers:- Charles Laurent, Hettich
Sang in premiere of Dejanire (Saint-Saens)
1932 FP of Hilding Rosenberg's opera Voyage to America in Stockholm.
1945 FP of Elie Siegmeister's Western Suite by the NBC Symphony, Arturo Toscanini conducting. CD-Americana
1948 Birth of English soprano Elizabeth Ritchie in London. Debut as Diana in Fedelta Premiata (Haydn) 1979
Teachers:- May Blyth, Audrey Langford, Joy Mammen
Created Miss Wordsmith in Albert Herring (Britten)
Lucia in Rape of Lucretia (Britten)
Tormentilla in Poisoned Kiss (Vaughan-Williams). Silent Noon
1956 Death of English tenor Frank Titterton. Born 31 Dec 1892, Handsworth. Teachers:- William Bennett, Ernesto Beraldi, Jean De Reszke
Charles Victor, Mary Ann Wooley
Pupils :- John Fryatt, Eric Shilling
1963 Death of Russian tenor Vladimir Rosing. Born 23 Jan 1890, St Petersburg. Debut as Lensky in Eugen Onegin (Tchaikovsky) 1912
Teachers:- Jean De Reszke, George Power, Marie Rosing, Giovanni Sbriglia
Pupils :- Helen Olheim, Jerome Hines. Search Amazon.com for Vladimir Rosing
1969 Death of English bass Howell Glynne. Born 1906 in Swansea. Debut as Sparafucile in Rigoletto (Verdi) Sept 1931
Teachers:- Ben Davies, Reinhold von Warlich
Pupil :- Stafford Dean
Created Ford in Sir John in Love (Vaughan-Williams)
Joseph Lavatte in Olympians (Bliss)
Hon William McDougall in Louis Riel (Somers). Search Amazon.com for Howell Glynne
1971 Birth of American composer Seth BOUSTEAD in Jefferson City, MO.
1988 Death of soprano Irmgard Seefried. Born 9 Oct 1919 in Kongetried. Debut as Priestess in Aida (Verdi) 1940
Teachers:- Albert Mayer, Paola Novikova, Theodore Bernhard Rehmann
Herbert von Karajan
Pupil :- Christine Bunning. Search Amazon.com for Irmgard Seefried.
2001 Death of American composer and pianist Robert Helps in Tampa, FL. b-NJ, 23 SEP 1928.