1858 Birth of French bass Rene Fournets in Pau. Died Dec 1926, Debut as Frere Laurent in Romeo et Juliette (Gounod) 1884 Teachers:- Boulanger, Louise-Henri Obin Created Alphonse D'Este in Tasse (D'Harcourt) Sang in premiere of Briseis (Chabrier)
1873 Birth of French soprano Julie Guiraudon. Created Cendrillon in Cendrillon (Massenet) Irene in Sapho (Massenet) Jonia in Roma (Massenet) Sang in premiere of Juif Polonais (Erlanger) Basoche ( Messager) Yato (Labori).
1873 Birth of American mezzo-soprano Adrienne Von Kraus-Osborne in Buffalo N Y. Died 15 June 1951, Debut 1893 Teachers:- Auguste Gotze, Felix Von Kraus (husband).
1879? [B Fodor notes: 1970 Groves indicated birth as 7 December 1879] Birth of Bohemian-American operetta composer Rudolf FRIML (Frimel) in Prague. d-Los Angeles, 12 NOV 1972. Search Amazon.com for Rudolf FRIML[NOTE two separate sources have Rudolph Friml as born on 7 Dec. The year, though, seems to be in dispute: Wikipedia lists 1879 while IMDb lists 1884.
1919 Birth of German bass-baritone William Wildermann in Stuttgart. Debut as King in Aida (Verdi) 1946 Teacher :- Carl Yost Created Cardinal in Duchess of Malfi (Burton S D) Sam in Harvest (Giannini). Search Amazon.com for William Wildermann
1924 Death of Finish soprano Emmy Achte. Born 14 Nov 1850 in Olou Finland, Debut 1875 Teachers:- Mechelin, Masset, Fredrika Andrea Stenhammer, Anna Hildach Francisco Lamperti Pupil :- Aino Ackte (daughter).
1929 Birth of American tuba virtuoso Harvey PHILLIPS in Aurora MO. Tubist with NYC Ballet Orch.
1930 Birth of Austrian soprano Ivana Mixova in Vienna. Debut as Bertha in Barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini) 1950 Teachers:- Marie Fialova, Konstantin Karenin, Bohumil Sobersky Created Volumnia in Corolanus (Cikker) Hera in Torch of Prometheus (Hanus). Act III: "Christ was on the mountain"
1931 Death of French composer Vincent D'Indy at 80 in Paris. b-Paris, 27 MAR 1851. John Kitchiner Baritone Born 2 Dec 1933 Bedford Teachers:- Joan Cross, Ellis Keeler, Otakar Krauss Created Salinas in Royal Hunt of the Sun (Hamilton) French Officer 2, Mirbank, Saint Remy, Spanish General 2 in Toussaint(Blake) Denys Feather in One Man Show (Maw). Search Amazon.com for Vincent D'Indy
1941 Death of American soprano Ester Osborne Soprano in Minneapolis. Died 2 Dec 1941 Debut as Marguerite in Faust (Gounod) 1905 Teacher :- C A Soderman.
1942 Death of German tenor Wilhelm Gruning. Born 2 Nov 1858 in Berlin. Debut 1881 Teachers:- Jenny Meyer, Julius Stern Pupil :- Carl Clewing Created Henning Moller in Roland von Berlin (Leoncavallo) Sang in premiere of Pfeifertag (Schillings). Nothung, Nothung, neidliches Schwert (Siegfried)
1943 Birth of American baritone Thomas Palmer in Harrisburg PA. Debut as Valentin in Faust (Gounod) 1966.
1949 FP of Bela Bartók's Viola Concerto, completed by Tibor Serly, posthumously, by violist William Primrose and the Minneapolis Symphony, Antal Dorati conducting. CD-Bartok: Viola Concertos
1949 FP of Olivier Messiaen's Turangalila Symphony, by Boston Symphony conducted by Leonard Bernstein. Three movements of the ten movement symphony were FP on 15 FEB 1948 in Paris. CD-Olivier Messiaen: Turangalîla Symphony
1981 Death of American composer and arranger Hershy Kay, at 62. b-Philadelphia 17 NOV 1919. Arranger for Broadway and screen productions and often worked with Leonard Bernstein. He composed and arranged ballets including Balanchine's Western Symphony. Search Amazon.com for Hershy Kay
1988 FP of John Harbison's Fantasy Duo for violin and piano. Violinist David Abel and pianist Julie Steinberg at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. CD-John Harbison: The Boston Collection
Born: November 17, 1916 - Sheboygan, Wisconsin, USA, died in upstate New York at 94. Boatwright (née Strassburger), grew up in Sheboygan, Wisconsin during the Depression. She began her training with Anna Shram Irving. Later she studied voice with Professor Marion Sims (1892-1980) at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music (Ohio), receiving the bachelor degree in music in 1939 and the master's degree in music in 1943. Bio | Search Amazon.com for Helen Boatwright