1905 Birth of mezzo-soprano Elena Nicolai in Cerevo, Bulgaria. Died 24 Oct 1993
Debut as Maddalena in Rigoletto (Verdi) 1932
Teacher, Pintorno, Ivan Vulpe
Sang in premiere of Ifigenia (Pizzetti)
Figlia di Jorio (Pizzetti).
1930 Death of baritone Mario Sammarco. Born 13 Dec 1868 in Palermo. Debut as Valentin in Faust (Gounod) 1888
Teachers, Antonio Cantelli, Franz Emmerich
Pupils, Imre Pallo, Paul Schoeffler, Alexander Sved, Giovanni Inghilleri
Created Gerard in Andrea Chenier (Giordano)
Carlo Worms in Germania (Franchetti)
Juan Alvardo in Natoma(Herbert)
Cascart in Zaza (Leoncavallo)
Gaos in Vita Brettone (Mugnone)
Sang in premiere of Dispettosi Amanti (Parelli).
1931 Birth of Danish organist and composer Ib NORHOLM in Copenhagen.
1932 Birth of German composer Werner STEGER.
1936 Birth of American clarinetist and composer Daniel GOODE in NYC. #2
1965 Death of mezzo-soprano Elvira Casazza. Born 15 Nov 1887 in Ferrara. Debut 1911
Teacher, Fernando Ferrara
Created Debora in Debora e Jaele (Pizzetti)
Commander in Cavalieri di Ekuba (Zandonai)
Sang in premiere of Diavolo nel Campanile (Lualdi)
Uomo che ride (Pedrollo).
1981 FP of John Harbison's Violin Concerto, soloist Rose Mary Harbison and the Emmanuel Chamber Orchestra, Craig Smith conducting at Emmanuel Church in Boston. CD-Harbison: Violin Concerto/Recordare.
1982 Death of tenor Bjarne Buntz. Born 2 Sep1901 in Bergen. Debut as Alfredo in Traviata (Verdi) 1933
Sang in premiere of Cymbelin (Eggen L).
1986 Death of bass-baritone Kenneth Schon. Born 1909 in Esdale, Wisconsin. Debut as Tomsky in Pique Dame (Tchaikovsky) 1909
Teachers, Gertrude Hull, Forrest Lamont, Estelle Liebling, Richard Lert
Created Jupiter in Olympians (Bliss). I Can't Find My Wife.
1991 FP of George Perle's Piano Concerto No. 1, with San Francisco Symphony conducted by David Zinman, with pianist Richard Goode. CD-George Perle: Orchestral Works.