1824 Birth of Italian baritone Gottardo Aldighieri in Lazise Lake Garda. Died 11 May 1906, Debut as Germont in Traviata 1858 Teachers:- Lamperti, E Lombardi, D Foroni Created Barnaba in Gioconda (Ponchielli) Raoul in Gabriella di Vergy (Donizetti).
1832 Birth of Austrian composer Rudolf BIBL in Vienna. d-Vienna, 2 AUG 1902.
1858 Birth of tenor Ben Davies in Pontardawe. Died 28 March 1943, Teacher, Albert Randegger Pupils Howell Glynne, Evan Williams Debut in Bohemian Girl (Balfe) 1881 Created Hubert in Canterbury Pilgrims(Stanford) Sang in premiere of Ivanhoe (Sullivan) Signa (Cowen).
1861 Birth of tenor Emilio De Marchi in Voghera. Died 20 Mar 1917, Debut as Alfredo in Traviata (Verdi) 1886 Created Cavaradossi in Tosca (Puccini).
1862 Birth of American soprano Frances Saville in San Francisco. Died 8 Nov 1935, Debut as Juliette in Romeo et Juliette (Gounod) 7 Sep 1892 Teacher Mathilde Marchesi.
1866 Death of French tenor and coach Louis Antoine Ponchard. Born 31 Aug 1787 in Paris. Died 6 Jan 1866 Debut in Ami de la Maison (Gretry) 1812. Teacher, Pierre-Jean Garat Pupils :- Henri-Bernard Dabadie, Jean Baptiste Faure, Giovanni Mario Louis-Henri Obin, Rosine Stoltz, Jean Baptiste Weckerlin Charles Marie Ponchard, Gustave Roger Created Georges Brown in Dame Blanche (Boieldieu) Sang in premiere of Nouveau Seigneur du Village (Boieldieu) Petit Chaperon Rouge (Boieldieu) Deux Nuits (Boieldieu) Joconde (Isouard) Leicester (Auber) Neige (Auber) Concert a la Cour (Auber) Macon (Auber) Masaniello (Carafa) Zemire et Azor (Gretry) Les Evenements Imprevus (Auber).
1891 Birth of tenor Stanislaw Grusczynski in Wilna. Died 3 Feb 1959, Debut as Radames in Aida (Verdi) 1916.
1894 Birth of bass-baritone Andre Pernet in Rambersville. Died 23 June 1966, Debut as Vitellius in Herodaide (Massenet) 1921 Teacher, Andre Gresse Created Maximilien in Maximilien (Milhaud) Shylock in Marchand de Venise (Hahn) Oedipe in Oedipe (Enescu) Sang in premiere of Vercingetorix (Canteloube).
1903 Birth of soprano Mafalda Favero in Portomaggiore. Died 3 Sep 1981, Debut as Lola in Cavalleria Rusticana (Mascagni) 1926 Teachers, Alessandro Vezzani,Giuseppe Podesta, Ersilde Cervi Caroli Created Madelon in Prezione Ridicole (Lattuada) Gasparini in Campiello (Wolf-Ferrari) Sang in premiere of Dama Boba (Wolf-Ferrari).
1906 Death of Austrian soprano Marie Gabrielle Krauss. Born 24 Mar 1842 in Vienna. Debut as Mathilde in William Tell (Rossini) 1859 Teacher, Mathilde Marchesi Created Pauline in Polyceute (Gounod) Hermosa in Tribut de Zamor (Gounod) Catherine of Aragon in Henry VIII (Saint-Saens) Fosca in Fosca (Gomes) Jeanne in Jeanne d'Arc (Mermet) Dolores in Patrie (Paladilhe) Sang in premiere of Guido et Ginevra (Halevy).
1907 Birth of American baritone Frank Valentino in Denver. Died 14 June 1991, Debut as Alfonso in Favorita (Donizetti) 1929 Teacher, Emilio Piccoli Pupil, James Morris Created Riviere in Volo di Notte (Dallapiccola) Sang in premiere of Re Lear (Frazzi) Volo di Notte (Dallapiccola) Margherita di Cortona (Refice).
1913 Death of tenor Anton Schott. Born 24 Jun 1846 in Schloss Stanfeneck. Died 6 Jan 1913, Debut as Max in Freischutz (Weber) May 1870 Teacher :- Agnes Schebest-Strauss Created Azim in Veiled Prophet of Khorassan (Stanford).
1927 Birth of baritone David Ohanesian in Bucharest. Debut as Tonio in Pagliacci (Leoncavalo) 1950 Teacher, Aurel Costescu-Duca, Dinu Badescu.
1932 Birth of tenor Andrej Kucharsky in Zilina. Debut as Lensky in Eugen Onegin (Tchaikovsky) 1956 Teachers, Tito Schipa, Emerich Von Godin.
1933 Birth of soprano Radmila Bakocevic in Gura, Yugoslavia. Debut as Mimi in Boheme (Puccini) 1955 Teacher, Nikola Cvejic.
1936 Birth of mezzo-soprano Brigitte Pfretzschner in Dresden. Debut as Marzellina in Nozze di Figaro (Mozart) 1959 Teachers, Frau Intrau, Senta Kutzschbach, Marga Seidel Sang in premiere of Hexe von Passau (Gerster).
1938 Death of tenor Heinrich Botel. Born 6 Mar 1854 in Hamburg. Debut as Manrico in Trovatore (Verdi) 1883 Teachers:- Franz Krukl Zumpe.
1940 Birth of mezzo-soprano Shirley Love in Detroit. Debut as 2nd Lady in Zauberflote (Mozart) Teachers, Avery Crew, Marinka Gurewich, Margaret Harshaw Created Gertrude in Hamlet (Kagan).
1942 Death of soprano Emma Calve. Born 15 Aug 1858 in Decazeville, France. Debut as Marguerite in Faust (Gounod) 1882 Teachers, Rosine Laborde, Mathilde Marchesi, Domenico Mustafa Jules Puget Pupils, Gina Cigna, Margherita Grandi, Lucien Muratore Created Suzel in L'Amico Fritz (Mascagni) Anita in Navarraise (Massenet) Fanny in Sappho (Massenet) Bianca in Aben Hamet (Dubois) Sang in premiere of Le Carmelite (Hahn) Flora Mirabilis (Samara).
1991 FP of Michael Torke's Bronze for piano and orchestra. American Composers Orchestra conducted by David Zinman. The composer, pianist, at Carnegie Hall in NYC.
1999 FP of Christopher Rouse's Kabir Padavali for soprano and orchestra. Minnesota Orchestra conducted by David Zinman, with Dawn Upshaw, in Minneapolis.
2000 FP of Bright Sheng's Red Silk Dance. Emanuel Ax, piano and the Boston Symphony conducted by Robert Spano.
2001 Death of baritone Victor Braun. Born 4 Aug 1935 in Windsor, Canada. Debut as Sciarrone in Tosca (Puccini) 1957 Teachers, Hermann Geiger-Taurel, Lilian Watson Created Hamlet in Hamlet (Searle) Heracles in Omphale (Matthus).