1808 Birth of Belgian composer Albert GRISART, aka Grisar, in Antwerp. d-Paris, 15 JUN 1869.
1827 FP of Franz Schubert's Piano Trio in Eb, Op. 100 D. 929. Ignaz Schuppanzigh, violin, Josef Linke, cello and Carl Maria von Bocklet, piano; at the Music Society Hall in Vienna. CD-Franz Schubert: Complete Trios.
1828 Birth of German composer Josef WIEDEMAN.
1828 Death of Irish tenor John Johnstone. Born 1 Aug 1749 in Kilkenny. Debut as Lionel in Lionel and Clarissa (Dibdin) 1775
Created Dermot in Poor Soldier (Shield)
Sang in the premiere of Woodman (Shield).
1855 Birth of Italian bass Francesco Navarini in Cittadella, Padua. Died 23 Feb 1923, Debut as Alfonso in Lucrezia Borgia (Donizetti) 1878
Teachers:- Carlo Boroni, Giuseppe Felix
Pupil :- Mario Albanese
Created Lodovico in Otello(Verdi)
Don Roldano Ximenes in Cristoforo Colombo (Franchetti)
Almozor in Condor (Gomes)
Giamshid in Regina del Nepal(Bottesini)
Hermit in Melusina (Gramman)
Maso in Fior d'Alpe (Franchetti).
1869 Birth of American composer, teacher and painter Harry Newton REDMAN in Mount Carmel, IL. d-Boston, 26 DEC 1958.
1871 FP of first Gilbert and Sullivan opera, Thespis, or The Gods Grown Old, at the Gaiety Theatre, London. The music has been lost, except for one chorus that was reused in Pirates of Penzance.
1874 Birth of French bass Leon ROTHIER in Rheims. Died 6 Dec 1951
Debut as Jupiter in Philemon & Baucis (Gounod) 1899
Teachers:- Cresti, Pal Lherie, Leon Melchissedec
Pupil :- Richard Crooks
Created Father Time in Oiseau Bleu (Wolff)
Junkman in Louise (Charpentier)
Duquesnois in Peter Ibbetson (Deems Taylor)
Sang in premiere of Le Juif Polonaise (Erlanger). Search Amazon.com for Leon ROTHIER .
1892 Death of Franch tenor Alexandre Talazac. Born 16 May 1853 in Bordeaux. Debut as Selim in Statue (Reyer) 22 Apl 1878
Teachers:- Louis-Henri Obin, Saint-Yves Bax
Created Gerald in Lakme (Delibes)
Des Grieux in Manon (Massenet)
Hoffmann in Contes d'Hoffmann (Offenbach)
Mylio in Roi D'ys (Lalo)
Jean in Jean de Nivelle (Delibes).
1897 Birth of American contralto Marion TELVA (Toucke) in St. Louis, MO. d-Norwalk, CT, 23 OCT 1962. Debut as Singer in Manon Lescaut (Puccini) 1920
Teacher :- Lilli Lehmann
Created Mrs Deane in Peter Ibbetson (Taylor).
1902 Birth of German soprano Clara Ebers. Born 26 Dec 1902 in Karlruhe. Debut 1924
Teacher :- Eduard Erhard
Pupil :- Elke Schary
Created Isabella in Columbus (Egk)
Countess in Figaro Lasst Sich Scheiden (Klebe).
1905 Death of German pianist and teacher Fritz Spindler in Dresden. b-Wurzbach, 24 NOV 1817.
1916 Death of German kapellmeister Bernard Scholz in Munich. b-Mainz, 30 MAR 1835.
1927 Birth of Rumanian tenor Ion Stoian in Konstanza, Rumania. Debut as Belmonte in Entfuhrung aus dem Serail (Mozart)
Teachers:- Gheorghe Kulibin, Jean Rinzescu, Petre Stefanescu-Goanga
1937 Birth of Polish soprano Teresa KUBIAK (Wojtaszek) in Ldzan. Debut as Halka in Halka (Moniuszko) 1965
Teachers:- Olga Olgina, Gina Cigna
Sang in premiere of Tragedyja albo rzecz O Janie i Herodzie (Twardowski).
1947 Death of French soprano Marguerite Carre. Born 16 Aug 1880 in Cabourg. Debut as Mimi in Boheme (Puccini) 1899
Pupil :- Janine Micheau
Created Nina in Cherubin (Massenet)
Zina in Vieil Angle (Gunsbourg)
Jana in Cobzar (Ferrari)
Jacqueline in Fortunio (Messager)
Louise in Julien (Charpentier)
Sang in premiere of Mariage de Telemaque (Terrasse)
La fille de Roland (Rabaud)
La Reine Fiametta (Leroux)
La Lepreuse (Lazzari).
1950 Death of Dutch composer and American lawyer Henri Emile Enthoven in NYC. b-Amsterdam, 18 OCT 1903.
1958 Death of Canadian mezzo-soprano Eva Gauthier. Born 20 Sep 1886 in Ottawa. Debut as Micaela in Carmen (Bizet) 1910
Teachers:- Jacques Bouhy, Dubulle, Giuseppe Oxilia, Anna Schoen-Rene
William Shakespeare, Carlo Carigigiani, Frank Buels.
1963 Death of Welsh tenor Parry Jones. Born 14 Feb 1891 in Blaina, Wales. Debut 1914
Teachers:- John Coates, Ernesto Colli, Karl Scheidemantel, Alberto Visetti
Pupils :- Patricia Kern, Ramon Remedios, Evelyn Dalberg.
1964 Birth of Irish composer Ian WILSON in Belfast.
1967 Death of Swedish tenor Carl Martin Oehman. Born 4 Sep 1887 in Floda, Sweden. Debut as Chenier in Andrea Chenier (Giordano) 1914
Teachers:- Gentzel, Giuseppe Oxilia, Quadri
Pupils :- Nicolai Gedda, Carl-Axel Hallgren, Erik Saeden
Uno Stjernqvist, Martti Talvela, Usko Viitanen.
1974 Death of Danish composer and professor Knudage Riisager in Copenhagen. b-Port Kunda, Estonia, 6 MAR 1897.
1974 Death of German bass-baritone Wilhelm Schirp. Born 27 July 1906 Elberfeld 26 Dec 1974
Teacher :- Erna Thiele.
1985 Death of American soprano Doris Doe. Born 23 Mar 1899 in Bar Harbour, Maine. Died 26 Dec 1985
Debut as Erda in Ring (Wagner) 1930
Teachers:- Frank La Forge, Louise Homer.
1988 Death of Spanish composer Pablo Sorozabal in Madrid. b-Donostia, San Sebastian, 1897.
1991 Death of German bass-baritone Gustave Neidlinger. Born 21 Mar 1910 in Mainz. Debut 1931
Teacher :- Otto Rottsieper
Sang in premiere of Saul (Reutter).
2003 Death of English violinist Hugh Bean. Born in Beckenham, Kent, 22 SEP 1929. London Guardian. Bean was for more than half a century one of Britain's most distinguished and versatile violinists. From recording with the bands of Geraldo and Billy Cotton, he went on to lead the Philharmonia Orchestra. ~ age 74. Search Hugh Bean. On CD- celebrated interpretation of
Vaughan Williams: Lark Ascending.