1735 FP of Pergolesi's opera L'Olimpiade, with libretto by Metastasio, at the Teatro Tordinona in Rome.
1788 Birth of Archduke Rudolph, Austrian amateur musician and music patron, Beethoven's friend and pupil. Youngest son of Emperor Leopold II and youngest brother of Emperor Franz, was Beethoven's greatest patron. Fidelio dedicated to him as well as Emporer concerto and Archduke Trio.
1840 Birth of Austrian soprano Antonietta Fricci in Vienna. Died 9 Sep 1912, Debut as Violetta in Traviata (Verdi) 1858 Teacher, Mathilde Marchesi Pupils :- Cesira Ferrani, Cesira Zanazzio Created Aldone in I Lituani (Ponchielli).
1854 Birth of soprano Adele Isaac Soprano in Calais. Died 22 Oct 1915, Debut in Noces de Jeanette (Masse) 1870 Teacher :- Louis-Gilbert Duprez Created Olympia, Giuditta, Antonia & Stella in Contes d'Hoffman (Offenbach) Minka in Roi Malgre Lui (Chabrier).
1870 Birth of American mezzo-soprano Mme Charles Cahier in Nashville. Died 15 Apr 1951, Debut as Orfeo in Orfeo ed Euridice (Gluck) 1904 Teachers, Jean De Reszke, Ernestinoff, Amalie Joachim, Gustav Walter Pupils :- Rosette Anday, Gota Ljunberg, Else Brems.
1880 Birth of Austrian soprano Melanie Kurt in Vienna. Died 11 Mar 1941, Debut as Elisabeth in Tannhauser (Wagner) 1902 Teachers, Marie Lehmann, Mark Lohmann, Fanny Mutter.
1883 Birth of German tenor Waino Sola in Berlin. Died 12 Oct 1961. Teacher, Ettore Gandolfi, Sofia Roiha Created Esko in Nuumisuutarit (Kauppi).
1887 Birth of bass-baritone Benno Ziegler in Munich. Died 13 Apl 1963, Debut as Silvio in Pagliacci (Leoncavallo) 1909 Teacher, Paul Bender Created Husband in Von Heute auf Morgen (Schoenberg).
1890 Death of Italian baritone Giorgio Ronconi. Born 6 Aug 1810 in Milan. Debut as Valdeburgo in Straniera (Bellini) 1831 Teachers, Domenico Ronconi (father), Ciro Pinsuti, Elizabeth Seguin Pupils, Catherine Hayes, Ferdinand Sieber, Lorenzo Abrunedo Created Nabucco in Nabucco (Verdi) Don Pedro in Maria Padilla (Donizetti) Cardenio in Furioso all'Isola di San Domingo (Donizetti) Torquato Tasso in Torquato Tasso (Donizetti) Enrico in Campanello di Notte (Donizetti) Nello in Pia di Tolomei (Donizetti) Corrado di Waldorff in Maria Rudenz (Donizetti) Enrico of Chevreuse in Maria di Rohan (Donizetti) Memmo in Francesca Donato (Donizetti).
1914 Birth of American composer Charles Borromeo MILLS. d-7 MAR 1982.
1915 Birth of bass-baritone Karl Donch in Hagen. Died 16 Sep 1994, Debut 1936 Created Leiokritos in Penelope (Liebermann) St Just in Danton's Tod (Von Einem) Sang in premiere of Zaubertrank (Martin) Sturm (Martin).
1922 Birth of American pianist Abby SIMON (male) in NYC.
1923 Birth of American bass Giorgio Tozzi in Chicago. Debut as Tarquinius in Rape of Lucretia (Britten) 1948 Teachers, Vida Harford, John Dagget Howell, Giulio Lorandi, Rosa Raisa Giacomo Rimini, Arnold Flogl Pupil, Willard White Created Old Doctor in Vanessa (Barber).
1925 Russian composer Igor Stravinsky's American debut conducting the NY Philahrmonic in a concert of his works.
1926 Birth of soprano Evelyn LEAR in Brooklyn, NY. Death, July 1, 2012. Debut as Composer in Ariadne auf Naxos (Strauss) 1959 Teachers, Irma Beilke, Daniel Ferro, Maria Ivogun, Sergius Kagan John Yard, Frederick Cohen Created Margo in Minutes from Midnight (Ward) Lavinia Mannon in Mourning Becomes Electra (Levy) Irina Arkadina in Seagull (Pasatieri) Jeanne in Verlobung in San Domingo (Egk) Alkmene in Alkmene (Klebe) Ranyevskaya in Kirschgarten (Kelterborn). Search Evelyn LEAR.
1927 Birth of Italian baritone Mario Zanasi in Bologna. Debut as Herald in Lohengrin (Wagner) 1954.
1932 Birth of baritone Bruno Tomaselli in Buenos Aires. Debut as Falke in Fledermaus (Strauss) 1965 Teachers, Alfred Barsanti, Enrique Ricci, Maurice Sorin, Thea Vitulli Sang in premiere of Voz de Silencio (Perusso).
1937 Birth of American composer Robert MORAN, in Denver, CO.
1938 Birth of Russian bass Evgeny NESTERENKO in Moscow. Debut as Gremin in Eugen Onegin (Tchaikovsky) 1963 Teachers:- Vassily Lukanin, Maria Matveyeva Pupils :- Nicolai Reshetniak, Arutjun Kotchinian, Laszlo Polgar Barseg Tumanyan. Search Evgeny NESTERENKO.
1946 Birth of Australian opera producer Elijah MOSHINSKY.
1948 Death of Austrian-English tenor and composer Richard Tauber in London at 55 years. Born 16 May 1891 Linz Austria Died 8 Jan 1948 Debut Tamino in Zauberflote (Mozart) 2 Mar 1913 Teacher, Carl Beines Created Totenhaus in Eroberer (Brangts-Buys) Hein in Fremde (Kaun) Goethe in Frederike (Lehar) Octavio in Giuditta (Lehar) Sou Chong in Land des Lachelns (Lehar) Tsarevich in Zarewitsch (Lehar) Sang in premiere of Perlen der Cleopatra (Straus O) Fruhlingstraume (Weinberger). Search Richard Tauber.
1950 Death of baritone Hilbert Vavra. Born 9 Apr 1888 in Prague. Debut as Onegin in Eugen Onegin (Tchaikovsky) 21 Jan 1912 Teachers, Mattia Battistini, Dinh Gilly, Antonin Vavra (father) Pupils, Jaroslav Gleich, Stepanka Jelinkova, Ladislav Mraz Jarmila Novotna, Jarmila Palivcova.
1975 Death of opera star Richard TUCKER on a tour in Michigan. Born 28 Aug 1913 Brooklyn. Debut as Alfredo in Traviata (Verdi) 1943 Teachers, Paul Althouse, J S Weiser, Martino, Borghetti, Wilhousky. Search Richard TUCKER.
1976 Death of baritone George Baker. Born 10 Feb 1885 in Birkenhead. Teachers, Gustave Garcia, John Acton Pupil, Richard Angus.
2004 Postponment of FP of Oliver Knussen's Cleveland Pictures. In a Cleveland Plain Dealer article the Cleveland Orchestra's, Franz Welser-MÖst, conductor, says they hope to do it in the 2004-05 season. The composer was unable to finish the final movement in time for rehearsals. The Lutoslawski Symphony No. 4 will be moved from next weeks program for performance on this program which also features the R. Strauss Horn Concerto No. 1 with Richard King on horn and Beethoven's Symphony No. 2. 8 p.m. Severance Hall, 11001 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH.
2004 FP of Stephen Jones' at the exactest point by the Chicago Symphony. Jones is the dean of the College of Fine Arts and Communications at Brigham Young University. Conducted by Sir Andrew Davis, music director of the Chicago Lyric Opera. Also on the program Prokofiev's Suite from Cinderella and Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 3 featuring pianist Louis Lortie, at the Chicago Symphony Center.