1794 Birth of Italian opera singer Luigi LaBLACHE in Naples.
d-23 JAN 1858. Bellini wrote
the role of Georgio in I Puritani for him. Portrait. Debut in Molinara (Fioravanti) 1812
Teachers:- Valente, Giovanni Ansani, Turchini, Giovanni Valesi
Pupils :- Joseph Tagliafico, Franz Wallnofer, Heinrich Panofka
1804 Birth of German soprano Wilhelmine SCHRODER-DEVRIENT in Hamburg. Died 26 Jan 1860
Debut as Pamina in Zauberflote (Mozart) 1821
Teachers:- Giuseppe Mazatti, Miksch, Radichi, Sophie Schroder
Created Senta in Flying Dutchman (Wagner)
Adriano in Rienzi (Wagner)
Venus in Tannhauser (Wagner).
1806 Birth of French opera composer Louis-Gilbert DuPREZ. Jeanne d'Arc
1833 Birth of Italian mezzo-soprano Barbara Marchisio in Turin. Died 19 April, 1919. Debut as Adalgisa in Norma (Bellini) 1856
Teachers:- Gioacchino Rossini, Antonino Marchisio (brother), Fabbrica
Pupils :- Toti Dal Monte, Rosa Raisa
Sang in premiere of Piccarda Donati (Marchisio)
Duca di Scilla (Petrella)
1841 FP of Robert Schumann's Symphony No. 4 in d, an early version known then as his second symphony, at the Gewandhaus. The Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, Ferdinand David conducting in Leipzig. CD-Schumann: Symphonies 1-4; Manfred Overture
1929 FP of Igor Stravinsky's Capriccio for Piano and Orchestra at the Salle Pleyel. The Paris Symphony conducted by Ernest Ansermet, the composer was soloist in Paris. CD-The Music of Stravinsky
1933 Birth of Polish composer Henryk GORECKI (goh RET skee) in Czernica. He died on November 12, 2010, in his home city of Katowice, of complications due to a lung infection. Górecki had been awarded the Order of the White Eagle, Poland's highest honour, just a month before his death. He received the award from Anna Komorowska, wife of Polish President Bronisław Komorowski, in his hospital bed. Search Henryk GORECKI
1938 Birth of soprano Wilma Driessen, Hague. Debut as Lakme in Lakme (Delibes) 1960
Teachers:- Frans Vroons, To Van Der Sluys, Wolf Dieter Ludwig
Clara Clairbert, Lina Pagliughi.
1938 Death of baritone Georgy Baklanov. Born 23 Dec 1880, Riga. Debut as Demon in Demon (Rubinstein) 1903
Teachers:- Ippolit Pryanishnikov, Vittorio Vanzo, Pets
Sang in premiere Mori di Valenza (Ponchielli).
1939 Death of tenor Charles Dalmores. Born 1 Jan 1871 in Nancy. Debut as Siegfried in Ring (Wagner) 1899
Teachers:- Dauphin, Edmond-Alphonse Verguet, Franz Emmerich
Created Lancelot in Roi Arthus (Chausson)
Sang in premiere Oracolo (Leoni).
1951 Death of baritone Leon Rothier. Born 26 DEC1874 in Rheims. Debut as Jupiter in Philemon & Baucis (Gounod) 1899
Teachers:- Cresti, Pal Lherie, Leon Melchissedec
Pupil :- Richard Crooks
Created Junkman in Louise (Charpentier)
Father Time in Oiseau Bleu (Wolff)
Duquesnois in Peter Ibbetson (Taylor D)