1785 Birth of Turkish soprano Pauline Anna Milder-Hauptmann in Istanbul. Died 29 May 1836, Debut as Juno in Spiegel von Arkadien (Sussmayer) 9 Apr 1803
Teachers:- Joseph Haydn, Antonio Salieri, Tomaschelli
Created Leonora in Fidelio (Beethoven)
Faniska in Faniska (Cherubini)
Namouna in Nurmahal (Spontini)
Irmengard in Agnes von Hohenstaufen (Spontini).
1868 Birth of Italian baritone Mario Sammarco in Palermo. Died 24 Jan 1930, Debut as Valentin in Faust (Gounod) 1888
Teachers:- Antonio Cantelli, Franz Emmerich
Pupils :- Imre Pallo, Paul Schoeffler, Alexander Sved
Created Gerard in Andrea Chenier (Giordano)
Carlo Worms in Germania (Franchetti)
Juan Alvardo in Natoma (Herbert)
Cascart in Zaza (Leoncavallo)
Gaos in Vita Brettone (Mugnone)
Sang in premiere of Dispettosi Amanti (Parelli).
1876 Death of Italian tenor Carlo Guasco. Born 13 Mar 1813, Solero, Alessandria. Died 13 Debut as Fisherman in William Tell (Rossini) 1836
Pupil :- Giovanni de Negri
Created Ernani in Ernani (Verdi)
Orontes in Lombardi (Verdi)
Foresto in Attila (Verdi)
Riccardo Chalais in Maria di Rohan (Donizetti)
Sang in premiere of Corrado D'Altambura (Ricci F)
Vallombra (Ricci F)
Sposa D'Abido (Poniatowski)
Ildegonda e Rizzardo (Graffigna).
1918 Death of Russian tenor Nicolai Figner. Born 21 Feb 1857 in St Petersburg. Died 13 Dec 1918, Debut in Philemon et Baucis (Gounod) 1882
Teachers:- De Roxas, Camille Everadi, Francesco Lamperti
Created Hermann in Pique Dame (Tchaikovsky)
Count Vaudemont in Iolanta.(Tchaikovsky)
Vladimir in Dubrovsky (Napravnik)
Sang in premiere of Caramo (Lortzing).
1960 Death of American baritone John Charles THOMAS, popular in the '20s to the 50s. Headliner of concerts, opera and on the radio. He introduced such songs as Home on the Range and The Lord's Prayer, and became popular through his network radio broadcasts. d-Apple Valley, CA. b-Meyersdale, PA 6 SEP 1891. Debut as Amonasro in Aida (Verdi) 3 Mar 1924
Teachers:- Blanche Blackman, Adelin Ferman
Pupil :- Shirley Verrett, Charles Karel
Created Orphee in Malheurs d'Orphee (Milhaud).
1964 Birth of American conductor and composer Lisa DeSPAIN in NYC.
1967 Death of American tenor David Poleri. Born 10 Jan 1927 in Chestnut Hill, Pa, Debut as Faust in Faust (Gounod) 1950
Teacher :- Albert Sciaretta
Created Michele in Saint of Bleeker Street (Menotti).
1972 Birth of American composer, conductor and arranger Kevin KASCA in Seattle, WA.
1973 Death of German soprano Fanny Heldy. Born 28 Feb 1888 in Liege. Debut as Elena in Ivan the Terrible (Gunsbourg) in premiere 1910
Created Andromeda in Persee et Andromede (Ibert)
Portia in Marchand de Venise (Hahn)
Eaglet in Aiglon (Honneggar / Ibert )
Abla in Antar (Dupont)
Elena in Ivan the Terrible (Gunsbourg).