1781 Birth of castrato Giovanni Battista Vellutti Castrato Born 28 Jan 1781 Corridonie Ancona Died 22 Jan 1861 Debut 1801 Teacher, Abbe Calpi, Padre Mattei Pupils, Benedetta Rosamunda Pisaroni Created Decebalo in Trajiano in Dacia (Nicolini) Quinto Fabio in Quinto Fabio Rutiliano (Nicolini) Armando D'Orville in Crociato in Egitto (Meyerbeer) Arsace in Aureliano in Palmira (Rossini) Ruggiero in Sacerdotessa D'Irminsul (Pacini) Andronico in Andronico (Mercadante) Tebaldo in Tebaldo e Isolina (Morlacchi) Sang in premiere of Asteria e Teseo (Guglielmi) Piramo e Tisbe (Andreozzi) Coriolano (Nicolini) Arminio (Pavesi) Angelica e Medoro (Nicolini) Ifigenia in Aulide (Federici) Raul di Crequi (Mayr) Eroe di Lancastro (Nicolini).
1812 Birth of soprano Marie Cornelie Falcon in Paris. Died 25 Feb 1897 Debut Alice in Robert le Diable (Meyerbeer) 20 July 1832 Teachers, Giulio Bordogni, Henri, Adolphe Nourrit, Pellegrini Created Amelie in Gustav III (Auber) Valentine in Huguenots (Meyerbeer) Rachel in Juive (Halevy) Leonora in Alessandro Stradella (Niedermayer) Morgiana in Ali Baba (Cherubini).
1813 Death of Bohemian composer Jan Joseph Rosler at age 45.
1817 Death of composer Friedrich Ludwig Emilius Kunzen at age 55.
1832 Birth of composer Franz WULLNER. Died 8 Sep 1902 Pupils, Therese Behr-Schnabel, Karl Aagard Oestvig, Alfons Schutzendorf, Guido Schutzendorf Ernestine Schumann-Heink.
1841 Birth of composer Viktor Ernst NESSLER.
1861 Birth of singing coach Isadora Luckstone in Baltimore, Md. Died 12 Mar 1941 Pupils, Lila P Robeson, Rachel Marton, Lambert Murphy, Ellison van Hoose.
1865 Birth of soprano Bianca Bianchi in Heidelberg. d-16 Feb 1947 Debut 1873 Teachers, Pauline Viardot-Garcia, Aurelie Wilczek Pupil, Minnie Nast.
1868 Birth of Scottish composer Frederic Archibald LAMOND in Glasgow. Was a weaver in the village of Cambuslang, near Glasgow. Lamond didn’t have a music teacher but by studying old church music he learned music notation. He is best remembered as a pianist who was renowned for his interpretation of works by Beethoven. Was a pupil of Liszt.
1875 Birth of tenor Leon Laffitte in Saint-Genies. Died Sep 1938 Debut as David in Meistersingers (Wagner) 1898 Created Pyrame in Pyrame et Thysbe (Tremisot) Sang in premiere of Astarte (Leroux).
1875 Birth of Mexican composer, conductor and violinist Julian Antonio CARILLO-TRUJILLO in Ahualulco, Mexico. d- Mexico City, 9 SEP 1965. Creative musical investigator of sound 13, buried in the Roundhouse of the Illustrious Men in 1965.
1930 Death of soprano Emmy Destinn. Born 26 Feb 1878 in Prague. Debut as Santuzza in Cavalleria Rusticana (Mascagni) 19 Jul 1898 Teacher, Marie Loewe-Destinn Pupils, Jarmila Novotna, Ema Miriovska Created Minnie in Fanciulla del West (Puccini) Hedwig of Merian in Heirat Wider Willen (Humperdinck) Elsbeth in Roland of Berlin (Leoncavallo) Sang in premiere of Lange Kerl (Woikowsky-Biedaus). Search Emmy Destinn.
1932 Death of German-American composer and organist Franz Xavier Arens at 75 in Los Angeles. b-Neef, Prussia 28 OCT 1856.
1931 Birth of bass Ezio Flagello in New York. Debut as Dulcamara in Elisir d'Amore (Donizetti) 1955 Teachers, John Brownlee, Luigi Ricci, Friedrich Schorr Created Enobarbus in Antony & Cleopatra (Barber) Sultan in Command Performance (Middleton). Search Ezio Flagello.
1932 Death of composer Irene Wieniawska in London. aka Poldowski and Irene Wieniawska Paul. b- Brussels, 1880.
1933 Birth of bass Spiro Malas in Baltimore. Debut as Marco in Gianni Schicci (Puccini) 1959 Teacher, Rosa Ponselle Pupil, John Aler Created Francis Nurse in Crucible (Ward) Alcinous in Nausicaa (Glanville-Hicks).
1933 Death of tenor Adolf Krossing. Born 1 Jan 1848 in Prazan. 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).
1941 FP of Aaron Copland's Quiet City. Little Symphony conducted by Daniel Saidenberg at Town Hall, NYC. From incidental music he scored for Irwin Shaw's play produced by the Group Theater, 1939 in NYC.
1943 Birth of soprano Malvina Major in Hamilton N Z. Teacher, Ruth Packer, Sister Mary Leo.
1944 Death of mezzo-soprano Maartje Offers. Born 27 Feb 1892 in Koudekerke, Holland. Died 28 Jan 1944 Debut as Delilah in Samson et Delilah (Saint-Saens) 1917 Teachers, Pauline De Haan-Manifarges, Frau Hekking, Arnold Spoel.
1949 Death of Swedish composer Gustav Lazarus Nordqvist at 62.
1952 Death of tenor Anton Sekar-Rozhansky. Born 18 May 1863. Teacher, Stanislaus Gabel Created Sadko in Sadko (Rimsky-Korsakov) Guidon in Tsar Sultan (Rimsky-Korsakov) Lykov in Tsar's Bride (Rimsky-Korsakov).
1954 Death of bass Allen Hinckley. Born 11 Oct 1877 in Gloucester, Mass. Debut as King in Lohengrin (Wagner) 1903 Teachers, Oscar Saenger, Rudolf Schachner, Siegfried Wagner Cosima Wagner.
1959 Death of Austrian conductor and composer Viktor Joseph Keldorfer at 85 in Vienna. b-Salzburg, 14 APR 1873.
1960 Death of tenor Ettore Parmeggiani. Born 15 Aug 1895 in Rimini. Debut as Cavaradossi in Tosca (Puccini) 1921 Teacher, Giuseppe Mandolini Created Nevo in Nerone (Mascagni) Collatino in Lucrezia (Respighi) Sang in premiere Giulio Cesare (Malipiero).
1965 Death of Belgian composer Jef van Durme at 57 in Brussels. b-Kemzeke-Waas, 7 MAY 1907.
1967 Death of baritone Greek Evans. Born 1889 in Omaha, Nebraska. Teacher, Giuseppe Campanari.
1971 William Bolcom finishes Poltergeist Rag which he dedicated to Teresa Sterne, former concert pianist and producer for Nonesuch Records. Apparently written in a converted garage next to a graveyard in Newburgh, N.Y.
1972 FP of Scott Joplin's opera Treemonisha. The orchestration by T.J. Anderson, in Atlanta.
1973 Death of singing coach Sergei Radamsky. Born 1899 in Lodz. Pupils, William Blankenship, Claudio Nicolai, Kari Nurmela, Theo Bayle Elfego Esparza, Otto von Rohr, Frederick Guthrie, Jerry Jennings.
1981 Death of tenor Agostino Lazzari. Born 17 Nov 1919 in Genoa. Debut as Almaviva in Barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini) 1943 Teachers, Angelo Costaguta, Dino Giacobbini, Vincenzo Marini Created Opponent in Partita a Pugni (Tosatti) Parmeno in Celestina (Testi) Sang in premiere of Dottore di Vetro (Vlad) Amleto (Zafred).
1990 FP of Joan Tower's Flute Concerto. Carol Wincenc and the American Composers Orchestra, Hugh Wolff, conducting, at Carnegie Hall in NYC.