1814 Birth of bass-baritone Adolphe Alizard in Paris. Died 23 Jan 1850
Debut as St Bris in Huguenots (Meyerbeer) 1837
Teacher :- Davide Banderali
Created Roger in Jerusalem (Verdi).
1819 Death of Austrian soprano Josefa Weber. Born 1759 in Zell. Died 29 Dec 1819. Created Queen of the Night in Zauberflote (Mozart). (Maria) Josepha Weber (later Josepha Hofer, Josepha Mayer, was a sister-in-law of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
1932 Birth of Norwegian tenor Kolbjorn Hoiseth in Borsa, Norway. Debut as Siegmund in Walkure (Wagner) 1959
Teachers:- Eigil Nordsjo, Ragnar Hulten, Set Svanholm.
1937 Birth of American baritone Thomas Carey in Bennettsville, CT. Debut as Germont in Traviata (Verdi) 1964
Teachers:- Rose Bampton, Rupert Gundlach, Hans Hotter, Lola Urbach
Created Mel in Knot Garden (Tippett).
1986 Death of Australian composer John Henry Antill in Sydney. b-Ashfield, New South Wales, 8 APR 1904. Music Director Australian Broadcasting Commission, 1936-1968. Studied composition with Alfred Hill. Member of the NSW Conservatory orchestra and ABC Symphony Orchestra. His major work is the ballet Corroboree (1944), blends Aboriginal and western themes. Composed operas, choral works, ballet suites, and a symphony.
1989 Death of German soprano Irma Beilke. Born 24 Aug 1904 in Berlin. Debut as Bridesmaid in Freischutz (Weber) 1926
Teacher :- Gertrud Wirtschaft
Pupils :- Evelyn Lear, Rose Wagemann
Sang in premiere of Konig Hirsch (Henze)
Die Pfiffige Magd (Weismann).
1990 Death of Finnish soprano Aulikki Rautawaara. Born 2 May 1906 in Vassa. Debut 1932
Teachers:- Olga Eisner, Einojuhani Rautawaara
Pupil :- Maiju Kuusoja.