1940 Death of Norwegian bass Ivar Andresen. Born 27 July 1896 in Oslo. Debut as Re in Aida (Verdi) 1919 Teachers:- Gillis Bratt, Hjaldis Ingebjart Pupil :- Sven Nilsson. Search Amazon.com for Ivar Andresen
1945 Birth of Swedish baritone Haken Hagegard in Karlstad, Sweden. Debut as Papagena in Zauberflote (Mozart) 1968 Teachers:- Tito Gobbi, Helga Gorlin, Max Lorenz, Gerald Moore, Erik Werba Created Beaumarchais in Ghost of Versailles (Corigliano) Sang in premiere of Dream Play (Lidholm). Search Amazon.com for Haken Hagegard
1950 Birth of Australian soprano Yvonne KENNY in Sydney. Debut as Rosmonda in Rosmonde D'Inghilterra (Donizetti) Teachers:- Yvonne Kenny's first singing teacher was Myra Lambert, David Harper, Erich Vietheer Sang in premiere of We came to the River (Henze). Search Amazon.com for Yvonne KENNY
1978 FP of H.K. Gruber's Frankenstein! a pan-demonium for baritone and orchestra, by the Liverpool Philharmonic, with Simon Rattle conducting. The composer was the vocal soloist. Chamber version FP 30 SEP 1979, composer conducting in Berlin. CD-H. K. Gruber: Frankenstein
1992 Death of Ukranian bass Mark Reizen. Born 3 July 1895 in Zaytsovo, Kharkov. Debut as Pimen in Boris Godounov (Mussorgsky) 1921 Teacher :- Federico Bugamelli Created Molotov in For Beautiful Petrograd (Gladovsky / Prussak). Search Amazon.com for Mark Reizen.
1992 FP of Peter Maxwell Davies' Strathclyde Concerto No. 7 for double bass and orchestra. Scottish Chamber Orcherstra conducted by the composer, with soloist Duncan McTier, at Glasgow's City Hall. CD-Maximum Max-The Music of Peter Maxwell Davies