1861 Birth of tenor Albert Alvarez in Bordeaux. Died 26 Feb 1933, Debut as Faust in Faust (Gounod) 1887 Teacher, A De Martini Created Araquil in Navarraise (Massenet) Nicias in Thais (Massenet) Paris in Helene (Saint-Saens) Leicester in Amy Robsart (De Lara) Mirko in Montagne Noire (Holmes) Merowig in Fredegonde (Giraud) Jean in Helle (Duvernoy) Guatier in Burgonde (Vidal) Hercule in Astarte (Leroux) Bar-Kokeba in Fils de l'Etoile (Erlanger) Gautier in Messidor (Bruneau) Earl of Longford in Lady of Longford (E Bach) Sang in premiere of Messaline (De Lara).
1864 Death of Anton Felix Schindler born 13 June 1795. d-16 January 1864. He was an associate of Beethoven and early biographer of the composer who lied about the “closeness” of their relationship, falsified information, and just plain made things up about Beethoven. MORE.
1879 Death of tenor Lorenzo Salvi. Born 4 May 1810 in Ancona. Debut as Cam in premiere of Diluvio Universale (Donizetti) 1830 Teacher, Bonaccini Created Edoardo di Sanval in Giorno di Regno (Verdi) Gianni of Paris in Gianni di Parigi (Donizetti) Ferrando in Furioso all'Isola di San Domingo (Donizetti) Daniel in Betly (Donizetti) Oliviero in Adelia (Donizetti) Ernesto in Valeria (Pacini) Murray in Reggente (Mercadante) Riccardo in Oberto (Verdi) Sang in premiere of Il Duello sotto Richelieu (Ricci F).
1918 Birth of soprano Vera Borisenko in Bylorussia. Teachers, Evtushenko, Saizewa Created Nastasia in Armoured Train (Kabalevsky) Sang in premiere of Mother (Khrennikov).
1918 Birth of soprano Valeria Heybalova in Kamnik, Slovenia. Debut 1948.
1919 Birth of soprano Angelica Tuccari in Rome. Debut as Rosina in Barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini) 1948.
1920 Death of American composer, critic and conductor Henry DeKoven in Chicago. b-Middleton, CT 3 APR 1859.
1922 Birth of tenor Jean Cox in Gadsden, Ala. Debut as Xerxes in Xerxes (Handel) 1954 Teachers,Wally Kirsamer, Max Lorenz, Luigi Ricci, William Steven Maria Sundelius, Bertelli.
1923 Death of bass Hippolyte Belhomme. Born 1 Dec 1854 in Paris. Debut as Baskira in Lalla Roukh (David) 1879 Pupil, Albert Huberty Created Crespel in Contes D'Hoffmann (Offenbach) Sang in premiere of Louise (Charpentier).
1924 Death of tenor Fritz Schrodter. Born 15 Mar 1855 in Leipzig. Sang in premiere of Merlin (Goldmark) Heimchen am Herd (Goldmark) Ein Wintermarchen (Goldmark).
1924 Birth of French composer Jeanine BAGANIER in La Nayenne.
1936 FP of Frank Bridge's Ovation Concerto for Cello and Orchestra. BBC Symphony, composer conducting. Florence Hooton, cellest, in London.
1937 Birth of English tenor Kenneth Woollam in Chester. Debut 1962 Teachers, Heddle Nash, Hervey Alan, Ruth Packer Created Challcuchima in Royal Hunt of the Sun (Hamilton) Millet / Bricard in Toussaint (Blake) Man in Gentle Spirit (Taverner).
1938 Birth of soprano Charlotte Lehmann in Zweibrucken, Germany. Teacher, Sybille U Fuchs Pupil, Thomas Quasthoff.
1955 Death of soprano Mirielle Berthon. Born 6 Aug 1889 in Paris. Debut as Thais in Thais (Massenet) 1917 Teachers, Louise Grand-Jean, Hettich, Angelica Pandolfini, Albert Saleza Sang in premiere of Ninon de Lenclos (Mainguenant).
1957 Death of Italian-American conductor Arturo Toscanini in NYC. Born in Pharma Italy on March 25, 1867. One of the most acclaimed musicians of the late 19th and 20th century, he was renowned for his brilliant intensity, his restless perfectionism, his phenomenal ear for orchestral detail and sonority, and his photographic memory. As music director of the NBC Symphony Orchestra he became a household name (especially in the USA) through his radio and television broadcasts and many recordings of the operatic and symphonic repertoire. Search Arturo Toscanini. more wikipedia bio.
1989 Death of mezzo-soprano Stefania Malagu. Born 11 Mar 1932 in Milan, Italy. Debut as Katchen in Werther (Massenet) 1956 Teachers, Guido Gonfallonieri, Arturo Martinis Sang in premiere of Linguaggio Dei Fiori (Rossellini).
2003 FP of William Kraft's Concerto for English Horn The Grand Encounter with Carolyn Hove, English Horn, and the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra under Esa-Pekka Salonen. More information on William Kraft and his music is available from Presser.
2012 Death of Dutch harpsichordist and conductor Gustav Leonhardt. b-30 May 1928. Age 83.