1743 FP of G. F. Handel's Dettingen Te Deum and Anthem at the Chapel Royal, St. James's Palace, in London. Composed to celebrate the safe return of George II to England following victory over the French in Bavaria. CD-Handel: Dettingen Te Deum
1855 FP, in USAmerica, of Johaness Brahms' orginal Piano Trio No. 1 in B with violinist Theodore Thomas, cellist Carl Bergmann, and pianist William Mason, at Dodworth's Hall in NYC. European premiere on 13 OCT 1855, in Danzig. CD-Johannes Brahms: Complete Trios
1860 Birth of Russian composer Viktor EWALD, in St. Petersburg. d-Leningrad, 26 APR 1935.
1887 Death of Italian soprano Marianna Barbieri-Nini. Born 18 Feb 1818. Debut in Belisario (Donizetti) 1840 Teachers:- Luigi Barbieri, Giuditta Pasta, Nicolai Vaccai Created Lucrezia Contarini in Due Foscari (Verdi) Gulnara in Corsaro (Verdi) Luisa Strozzi in Lorenzino de Medeci (Pacini) Merope in Merope (Pacini) Lady Macbeth in Macbeth (Verdi) Leila in Ebreo (Apollini).
1891 Birth of Italian tenor Giovanni Brevario in Bergamo. Died 8 Oct 1982, Debut as Manrico in Trovatore (Verdi) 25 Oct 1924 Teacher :- Dante Lari.
1897 Death of German tenor Bernhard Pollini. Teacher of Singing, Born 16 Dec 1838 in Cologne. Debut as Arturo in Puritani (Bellini) 1858 Pupils :- Georg Maikl, Anna Bahr-Mildenberg, Alberto Caffo Marie Knupfer-Egli, Gaetano Nava.
1899 Death of French soprano Louise Puget Lemoine in Pau. b-Paris, 11 FEB 1810.
1912 Birth of French mezzo-soprano Solange Michel in Paris. Debut as Charlotte in Werther (Massenet) 1942 Teachers:- Andre Gresse, Thomas Salignac Created Maharini of Rajaputana in Last Savage (Menotti).
1936 Birth of Bulgarian mezzo-soprano Alexandrina Milcheva in Shouman, Bulgaria. Debut as Carmen in Carmen (Bizet) 1961 Teacher :- G Cherkin Created Ada in Vera Storia (Berio). Search Amazon.com for Alexandrina Milcheva.
1942 Birth of American bass-baritone Michael Devlin in Chicago. Debut as Spalanxani in Contes D'Hoffmann (Offenbach) Teacher :- Daniel Ferro, Norman Treigle Created Pantalone in Servant of Two Masters (Giannini) Sgt Pete Fisher in Nine Rivers From Jordan (Weisgall) Axel in Axel (De Leeuw / Van Vlijman) Sang in premiere of Ritorno di Casanova (Arrigo). L'infedeltà delusa / Act 1 - "Son disperato"
1947 Birth of American tenor Neil Rosenshein in New York City. Debut as Almaviva in Barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini) 1972 Created Husband in Duchess of Malfi (Burton) Sang in premiere of Aspern Papers (Argento) Ghost of Versailles (Corigliano). Five Irish Fantasies: IV. Ballad of the Foxhunter
1947 Death of German bass Paul Bender. Born 28 July 1875 in Dreidorf. Debut as Sarastro in Zauberflote (Mozart) 26 Sep 1900 Teachers:- Baptist Hoffmann, Louise Reuss-Belce Pupils :- Wilhelm Ernst, Helmut Fehn, Josef Greindl, Hans Hopf Folke Jonssen, Karl Liebl, Max Probstl, Benno Ziegler Created Puis IV in Palestrina (Pfitzner) Sang in premiere of Der Mond (Orff).
1981 Death of Scottish bass Harold Blackburn. Born 25 April 1925 in Hamilton, Scotland. Debut as Ferrando in Trovatore 1947 Teacher :- Percy Hemings Created William Humpage in Penny for a Song (Bennett) M. Corfan in Story of Vasco (Crosse) Sailor in Nelson (Berkeley). Search Amazon.com for Harold Blackburn