1811 Death of composer Louis-Abet Deffroy de Reigny, at age 54. b-6 NOV 1771.
1815 Birth of French tenor Gustave-Hippolyte Roger in Paris. Died 12 Sep 1879, Debut as Georges in Eclair (Halevy) 1838
Teacher :- Jean-Blaise Martin
Pupil :- Mieczylaw Horbowski
Created John of Leydon in Prophete (Meyerbeer)
Horace in Colombe (Gounod)
Azael in Enfant Prodique (Auber)
Sang in premiere of Herculanum (David)
Juif Errant (Halevy)
Rose de Florence (Biletta).
1829 Death of composer Bernard Jumentier, at age 80. b- 24 MAR 1749.
1865 FP, posthumously, of Schubert's Unfinished Symphony No. 8 in b, 42 years after it was finished. Johann Herbeck conductor, Vienna Friends of Music concert. He traced the existence of the work, the last movement of Schubert's Symphony No. 3 was used as a finale. CD-Schubert: 8 Symphonies
1906 Birth of Portugese composer Fernando LOPEZ-GARCIA, aka Fernando LOPES GRAÇA, in Tomar. d-Parede, 27 NOV 1994.
1908 Birth of composer William Brocklesby WORDSWORTH. Studied with Sir Donald Tovey. His second symphony won first prize in the Edinburgh International Festival Competition in 1950. Composed symphonies, a piano concerto, songs, and chamber music. d-10 MAR 1988.
1914 Death of operetta composer Ivan Zajc aka Giovanni Zaytz.
1917 Birth of composer and conductor Louis Salvador PALANGE. d-8 JUN 1979. Buried at Forest Lawn Memorial in Los Angeles, CA.
1925 (1927?) Birth of English baritone Hugh Beresford in Birkenhead. Debut as Wolfam in Tannhauser (Wagner)
Teachers:- Dino Borgioli, Alfred Piccaver, Melchiorre Luise
Francisco Carino, Wolfgang Steinbrueck.
1928 Birth of American tenor Seth McCoy in Sanford, NC. Died 21 Jan 1997, Debut as Tamino in Zauberflote (Mozart) 1979
Teachers:- Antonia Lavanne, Pauline Thesmacher.
1996 Death of Italian opera administrator Francesco Siciliani, at age 85.
1999 Death of Italian tenor Angelo Mercuriali. Born 17 Oct 1909. Debut as Arturo in Lucia di Lammermoor (Donizetti) 1932
Created Nemesio / Silverio / Mahat in Maria d'Allesandrio (Ghedini)
Sang in premiere of Viaggio D'Europa (Rieti)
Ammiraglio (Andreoli A).
2001 Death of German soprano Martha Modl. Born 22 Mar 1912 in Nurnberg. Debut as Hansel in Hansel & Gretel (Humperdinck) 1943
Teacher :- Otto Mueller
Pupil :- Ute Vinzing
Created Mummy in Ghost Sonata (Reimann)
Lambert in Rattenfanger (Hiller)
Frau Miller in Kabale und Liebe (Van Einem)
Ballad Singer in Elisabeth Tudor (Fortner)
Sang in premiere of Melusine (Reimann)