1729 Handel and John James Heidegger are permitted to produce operas at the King's Theater by The Royal Academy in London.
1746 Death of castrato Valeriano Pellegrini. Born 1663 ? Verona. Created Myrtillus in Pastor Fido (Handel) Thesius in Teseo (Handel) Nerone in Agrippina (Handel) Gheroldo in Tassilone (Steffani) Lepido in Silla (Handel) Sang in premiere of Fede Publica (Bononcini).
1765 Mozart dedicates his six sonatas for harpsichord and violin, op. 3, to Queen Charlotte.
1863 Birth of mezzo-soprano Marie Renard in Graz. Died 19 Oct 1939, Teachers, Louise Weinlich-Tipka, Rosa de Ruda Debut as Azucena in Trovatore (Verdi) 1882 Created Charlotte in Werther (Massenet) Frau Dot in Heimlich am Herd (Goldmark).
1912 Death of tenor Hermann Winkelmann. Born 8 Mar 1849 in Brunswick. Debut as Manrico in Trovatore (Verdi) 1875 Teacher, Koch Created Parsifal in Parsifal (Wagner) Nero Claudius in Nero (Rubinstein).
1914 Birth of soprano Marianne Schech in Germany. Died 22 July 1999, Debut as Marta in Tiefland (D'Albert) 1937 Pupils, Carole Farley, Felicity Palmer, Doris Soffel Created Esprit du Ciel in Don Juan de Manera (Tomasi).
1915 Birth of mezzo-soprano Ruth Lange in Rabenau Debut 1938. Teachers, Waldemar Staegemann, Doris Winkler.
1918 Death of soprano Amalie Materna. Born 10 July 1844 in St Georges, Styria. Debut in Leichte Kavallerie (Von Suppe) 1865 Teacher, Heinrich Proch Pupils, Alexander Kirhner, Hermine Kittel, Oskar Lassner Created Kundry in Parsifal (Wagner) Brunnhilde in Siegfried (Wagner) Brunnhilde in Gotterdammerung (Wagner) Queen of Sheba in Queen of Sheba (Goldmark).
1943 Death of soprano Maria Michailova. Born 3 Jun 1866. in Kharkov, Ukraine. Debut as Queen in Huguenots (Meyerbeer) 20 Apr 1892 Teachers, Saint-Yves Bax, Selma Grening-Vilde, Sebastiano Ronconi Venanzio Rauzzini.
1947 FP of Elie Siegmeister's Prairie Legend. New York Philharmonic, Leopold Stokowski conducting.
1952 Birth of tenor Paul Arden-Griffith in Stockport. Debut as Puck in Midsummer Night's Dream (Britten) 1973 Sang in premiere of We came to the River (Henze).
1953 Death of tenor Mirko Stork. Born 2 July 1880 in Prague. Debut as Grenicheux in Cloches de Cornville(Planquette) 22 Jun 1904 Sang in premiere of Adventures of Mr Broucek (Janacek) Jessica (Foerster J B) Karlstein (Novak).
1957 Death of tenor Fritz Wolff. Born 28 Oct 1894 in Munich. Died 18 Jan 1957. Debut as Loge in Rheingold (Wagner) 1925 Teacher, Heinrich Konig Sang in premiere in Singing Devil (Schreker).
1958 First broadcast of a TV series titled What Does Music Mean? with The New York Philharmonic, as part of their "Young People's Concerts", on CBS-TV. Each of the 53 programs was hosted by Leonard Bernstein, concluding in 1972.