1826 Death of Russian soprano Elizaveta Sandunova. Born 1772 St Petersburg. Debut as Amore in Arbore di Diana (Martin y Soler) 1790
Teachers:- Vicente Martin Y Soler, Giovanni Paisiello, Giuseppe Sarti
1829 Birth of French soprano Delphine Ugalde in Paris. Died 19 Jul 1910, Debut as Angele in Domino Noir (Auber) 1948
Teachers:- Laure Cinti-Damoreau, Moreau-Sainti
Pupils :- Marguerite Ugalde, Marie Sass
Sang in premiere of Halte au Moulin (Ugalde D).
1883 Birth of Austrian composer Anton WEBERN in Vienna. d-Mittersill, accidentally shot smoking a cigar outside his daughter's home, 15 SEP 1945, by allied soldier. Poetic justice since it has been learned he helped to create music based secret code for the Nazi's. Search Amazon.com for Anton WEBERN.
1883 Death of Hungarian bass-baritone Gustav Holzel. Born 2 Sep 1813 in Budapest. Died 3 Dec 1883, Debut 1829
Created Sixtus Beckmesser in Meistersingers (Wagner)
Di Fiesco in Mario di Rohan (Donizetti)
1920 (1919?) Birth of English tenor Charles Craig in London. Died 1997, Debut in Boheme (Puccini) 1953
Teachers:- Dino Borgioli, Joseph Hislop
Pupils :- Nan Christie.
1922 (1921?) Birth of American soprano Phyllis CURTIN in Clarksburg WV. Debut 1946
Teachers:- Boris Goldovsky, Joseph Regneas, Olga Averino
Pupils :- Kimball Wheeler, Sandford Sylvan, Anne-Maria Bogner
Created Catherine Earnshaw in Wuthering Heights (Floyd)
Susannah in Susannah (Floyd)
Eleanor of Aquitane in Flower & Hank (Floyd)
Celia in Passions of Jonathan Wade (Floyd). Search Amazon.com for Phyllis CURTIN.
1922 Birth of Scottish tenor William McAlpine in Stenhousemuir, Falkirk, Scotland. Debut as 1st Jew in Salome (Strauss) 1951
Teacher :- Joseph Hislop
Pupil :- Justin Lavender, Ashley Catling
Created Father Cornelius in Martin's Lie (Menotti). Search Amazon.com for William McAlpine.
1923 Legal birthdate of opera soprano Maria Callas, actually on Dec 2nd 1923 in New York Died 16 Sep 1977
Debut as Santuzza in Cavalleria Rusticana (Mascagni) 1941
Teachers:- Elvira De Hidalgo, Maria Trivella, Enza Ferrari
Pupil :- Willard White. Search Amazon.com for Maria Callas.
1923 Birth of American baritone Frank Guarrera in Philadelphia, Pa. Debut as Silvio in Pagliacci (Leoncavallo) 1947
Teachers:- Richard Bonelli, Euphamia Giannini-Gregory
Pupil :- Ralph Wells. Search Amazon.com for Frank Guarrera.
1930 Death of American bass Robert Blass. Born 27 Oct 1867, New York City. Debut as Heinrich in Lohengrin (Wagner) 3 Dec 1930
Teacher :- Julius Stockhausen
Created Dogberry in Much Ado about Nothing (Stanford).
1931 FP of Edward Joseph Collins Piano Concerto No. 2 in a ´Concert Piece. Chicago Symphony, Frederick Stock conducting composer was soloist
1970 Death of Polish soprano Hedwig von Debicka. [real name: Jadwiga Debicka], studied singing at the Conservatory of Warsaw. Born 24 Nov 1888 in Warsaw. Debut 1910
Teacher :- Pietro Sternich De Valcrociata.
1975 Death of Bohemian mezzo-soprano Hedwig Fichtmuller. Born 1 Oct 1894, Wittingen Bohemia. Debut as Erda in Ring Cycle (Wagner) 1917
Teacher :- Richard Kogel
Sang in premiere of Torneo Notturno (Malipiero).