1714 Birth of Italian castrato Giovanni Battista Mancini in Ascoli, Piceno. Died 4 Jan 1800
Teachers:- Antonio Mario Bernacchi, Leo Leonardo
Pupil :- Celeste Coltellini.
1732 Death of Italian castrato Nicolino (Nicolo Grimaldi). Born Apr 1673 in Naples. Debut as Armillo in Stellidaura vendicata (Provenzale) 1685
Teacher :- Francesco Provenzale
Created Rinaldo in Rinaldo (Handel)
Amadigi in Amadigi di Gaula (Handel)
Idaspe in Amanti Generosi (Mancini)
Ambleto in Ambleto (Gasparini)
Catone in Catone in Utica (Leo)
Idreno in Semiramide Riconosciuto (Porpora)
Tigrane in Tigrane (Scarlatti A)
Sang in premiere of Caduta di Mineo (Scarlatti A)
Prigioniero Fortunato (Scarlatti A)
Scipione nelle Spagni (Scarlatti A)
Cambise (Scarlatti A)
Idaspe Fedele (Mancini)
Didone Abbandonati (Vinci)
Siroe Re di Persia (Vinci).
1777 Birth of American composer Micah HAWKINS in Head of the Harbor, NY. He played flute, piano and violin. Composed the first opera by an American composer on an American theme. The Saw-Mill, or Yankee Trick was performed at the Chatham Garden Theater in NYC in 1824-25. d-1825. Search Micah HAWKINS.
1848 Birth of tenor Adolf Krossing in Prazan. Died 28 Jan 1933, Debut in Lucrezia Borgia (Donizetti) 10 Nov 1870
Teacher :- J V Vogel
Created Skrivanek in Secret (Smetana)
Michalek in Devil's Wall (Smetana)
Sang in premiere of Debora (Foerster).
1865 Birth of Italian-American composer Giuseppe FERRATA in Gradioli. d-New Orleans, LA 1928.
1870 Birth of Dutch bass-baritone Anton Van Rooy in Rotterdam. Died 29 Nov 1932
Debut as Wotan in Ring (Wagner) 1897
Teacher :- Julius Stockhausen.
1871 Birth of Franch tenor Charles Dalmores in Nancy. Died 6 Dec 1939, 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).
1871 Birth of German baritone Freidrich Weidemann in Ratzeberg. Died 30 Jan 1919, Debut 1896
Teachers:- Wilhelm Vilmar, Conrad Muschler.
1897 Death of French tenor Joseph Theodor Barbot. Born 12 April 1824 in Toulouse. Debut 1848. Teachers:- Elwart, Manuel Garcia Jnr
Pupils :- Albert Vaguet, Meyriane Heglon
Created Faust in Faust (Gounod).
1955 Birth of American mezzo-soprano Carol Sparrow in North Carolina. Created Miranda in Tempest (Hoiby).
1965 Death of Italian baritone Vincenzo Guicciardi. Born 28 Oct 1889 in Modena. Died 1 Jan 1965
Created Robincan in Vole di Notte (Dallapiccola)
Sang in premiere of La Notte di Zoraima (Montemezzi)
Antonio e Cleopatra (Malipiero)
Re Lear (Frazzi)
1977 Death of American tenor Roland Hayes in Boston at 89.
Born 3 Jun 1887 Chattanooga.
Teachers:- Victor Beigel, A Calhoun, Georg Henschel, Arthur J Hubbard
Pupil :- Kenneth J Spencer.
1994 Death of tenor Stefan Islandi. Born 6 Oct 1907 in Iceland. Debut as Cavaradossi in Tosca (Puccini) 1933
Teacher :- Ernesto Caronna.