1626 Death of Irish composer John Dowland in London. Son, 35 year old Lutenist Robert Dowland, then succeeds his father as a member of the royal musicians in London. Sr. was buried on 20 FEB 1626 and some musiclogists indicate he may have died in mid-February 1926.
1751 Handel starts his final oratorio Jephtha failing eyesight delays completion until 30 AUG. CD-Handel: Jephtha.
1762 Birth of Italian composer Guiseppe Antonio SILVANI.
1775 Birth of Spanish tenor and composer Manuel GARCIA. d-9 JUN 1832. Father of singers, Maria Malibran, Michelle Viardot and Manuel Garcia Jr. aka Manuel del Popolo Vicente Garcia Tenor
Born 21 Jan 1775 Seville Died 10 June 1832
Debut in Griselda (Paer) 1808
Teachers, Giovanni Ansi, Antonio Ripa, Juan Almarcha
Pupils :- Mme Favelli, Manuel Garcia Jnr, Jean-Antoine Geraldy
Maria Malibran, Mme Barbier-Walbronne, Paolo De Roschi
Henriette Meric-Lalande, Comtesse Merlin, Adolphe Nourrit
Mme Rimbault, Mme Ruiz-Garcia, Pauline Viardot-Garcia
Created Almaviva in Barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini)
Duke of Norfolk in Elisabetta Regina D'Inghilterra (Rossini)
Ermindo in Gelosia Corretta (Carafa)
Errico Williams in Vascello D'Occidente (Carafa).
1859 Birth of baritone Karl Scheidemantel in Weimer. Died 26 June 1923, Debut as Wolfram in Tannhauser (Wagner) 1878
Teachers:- Julius Stockhausen, Bodo Borchers
Pupils, Rudolf Bockelmann, Helena Forti, Parry Jones, Helene Jung
Friedrich Plaschke, Fritz Soot, Mme Uhde, Georg Walter
Created Faninal in Rosenkavalier (Strauss)
Kunrad in Feuersnot (Strauss)
Sang in premiere of Alpenkonig und Menschenfeind (Blech)
Odysseus Heimkehr (Bungert)
Muloch (Von Schillings).
1860 Birth of tenor Werner Alberti in Gnesen. Died 29 Nov 1934, Debut as Manrico in Trovatore (Verdi) 1888
Teachers, Martin Roder, Angelo Neumann.
1865 Birth of tenor Peter Cornelius in Labjergaard, Jutland. Died 25 Dec 1934, Debut as Escamillo in Carmen (Bizet) 1892
Teachers, Julius Lieban, Nyrop, Hermann Spiro
Created Jonathan in Saul Og David (Nielsen).
1870 Birth of soprano Emilia Corsi in Lisbon. Died 17 Sep 1927, Debut as Micaela in Carmen (Bizet) 1887
Teacher, Achille Corsi (father)
Pupils, Ettore Cesa-Bianchi, Angelo Minghetti.
1874 Death of Scottish coach Euphrosyne Parepa-Rosa. Born 7 May 1836 in Edinburgh. Debut as Amina in Sonnambula (Bellini) 1852
Teacher, Elizabeth Seguin (her mother)
Pupil, Giorgio Ronconi
Formed Carl Rosa Opera Company with husband Carl Rosa.
1876 Death of soprano Therese Grunbaum. Born 24 Aug 1791 in Vienna, Died 21 Jan 1876, Debut as Lilli in Donauweibchen (Kauer) 1798 (Premiere)
Teacher, Wenzel Muller
Pupil, Caroline Grunbaum
Created Eglantine de Puiset in Euryanthe (Weber).
1881 Birth of Greek baritone Ghiannis Anghelopoulos in Athens. Died 5 Dec 1943, Debut as Rigoletto in Rigoletto (Verdi) 1910
Teachers, Borghi, Nina Phoka
Sang in Premiere of Percuze (Sakellaridis)
Master Builder (Kalomiris)
Mother's Ring (Kalomiris).
1884 Birth of tenor Hermann Gallos in Vienna. Died 20 Feb 1957. Teacher, Philipp Forsten
Pupils,Walter Berry, Hans Braun, Ferry Gruber Karl Terkal
Sang in premiere of Ariadne auf Naxos (Strauss).
1970 Death of mezzo-soprano Jane Bathori. Born 14 June 1877 in Paris. Debut 1900
Teachers, Emile Engel, Marie-Helene Lamoureux
Sang in premiere of Germania (Franchetti).
1973 Death of tenor William Wernigk. Born 5 Feb 1894 in Chemnitz. Sang in premiere of Danton's Tod (Von Einem).
1982 Death of bass Andre Huc-Santana. Born 11 Oct 1912 in Argentina. Debut in Louise (Charpentier) 1939
Teachers, Pietro Albertini, Balbis, Jean-Emile Vanni-Marcoux
Created Father in Canuts (Kosma).
1984 Death of baritone Kari Nurmela. Born 26 May 1933 in Finland. Debut as Di Luna in Trovatore (Verdi) 1961
Teachers, Arturo Merlini, Olavi Nyberg, Sergei Radamsky.
1985 Death of baritone Joel Berglund. Born 4 June 1903 in Torsaker, Sweden. Debut as Lothario in Mignon (Thomas) 1929
Teacher, John Forsell, Oskar Lejdstrom
Pupils, Bernhard Sonnerstadt, Uno Stjernqvist, Edith Thallaug
Sang in premiere of Fredlos(Linberg)
Resan till Amerika (Rosenberg).
1996 Death of baritone John Gibbs. Born 19 June 1937 in London. Debut as Joe Blake in the premiere of One Man Show (Maw) 1964
Teachers, Joan Cross, Dominique Modesti, Luigi Ricci
Created Joe Blake in One Man Show (Maw)
Sang in premiere of Rising of the Moon (Maw)
Burning Fiery Furnace (Britten).
2003 FP of Lowell Liebermann's Quintet for Piano & Strings, composer at piano, with members
of the Berlin Philharmonic in Berlin.