1751 Birth of tenor and composer Domenico Mombelli in Villanova. Died 15 Mar 1835
Debut in Nitteti (Anfossi)
Pupil, Marietta Alboni
Created Eumene in Demetrio e Polibio (Rossini)
Sang in premiere of Oresto (Cimarosa)
Enea e Lavinio (Paisiello).
1847 Birth of soprano Mathilde Mallinger in Agram. Died 19 Apr 1920
Debut as Norma in Norma (Bellini)
Teachers, Giovanni Battista Gordigiani, Richard Loewy, Heinrich Vogl
Pupils, Johannes Bischoff, Werner Engel, Frieda Langendorff
Lotte Lehmann, Henry Trundt, Florence Wickham, Karel Kral
Created Eva Pogner in Meistersingers (Wagner)
Sang in premiere of Frithjof (Hopffer)
1850 Birth of German composer Anton URSPRUCH in Frankfurt Germany. d-Frankfurt
am Main, 1907.
1855 Birth of baritone Antonio Magini-Coletti in Ancona. Died 21 July 1912
Debut as Valentin in Faust (Gounod) 1882
Teacher, Venaslao Persichini
Created Frank in Edgar (Puccini)
Aboar in Profeta Velato (Napoletano)
Sang in premiere of Le Maschere (Mascagni).
1856 Death of English composer and tenor John Braham, in London. b-London, 20 MAR 1774. Debut 1796
Teachers, Michael Leoni, Venanzio Rauzzini
Pupils, Fanny Corri-Paltoni, Adelaide Kemble
Created Huon in Oberon (Weber)
Araspe in Artemisia (Cimarosa)
Tarquinio in Il Trionfo di Clelia (Nasolini)
Sang in premiere of Il Ritratto (Zingarelli).
1859 FP of Verdi opera Un Ballo in Maschera,
based on the murder of Gustavus, King of Sweden, at the Teatro Apollo in Rome.
1860 Birth of baritone Max Dawison in Schwedt. Died 22 Apr 1953
Debut as Herald in Lohengrin (Wagner) 1889
Teachers, Desiree Artot de Padilla, Mariano Padilla y Ramos, Adolf Zebrian
1862 Birth of English composer Edward GERMAN (Jones)
in Whitechurch, Shropshire.
d-11 NOV 1936.
1862 Death of mezzo-soprano Ann Maria Tree. Born Aug 1801 in London. Debut as Rosina in Barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini) 1819
Teacher, Tom S.Cooke, Lanza
Created Clari in Clari (Bishop)
Luciana in Comedy of Errors (Bishop).
1870 Birth of soprano Riza Eibenschutz in Budapest. Died 1946
Debut as Selika in Africaine (Meyerbeer) 1894
Teachers, Marianne Brandt, Joseph Gansbacher
Sang in premiere of Orestes (Weingartner)
Das War Ich (Blech)
Odysseus Tod (Bungert).
1887 Birth of Finnish composer Leevi MADETOJA in Oulu. d-Helsinki, 6 OCT 1947.
1887 Birth of bass-baritone Wilhelm Rode in Hanover. Died 2 Sep 1959
Debut as Herald in Lohengrin (Wagner) Sep 1909
Teacher, Rudolf Moest
Sang in premiere of Burgschaft (Weill)
Schmeid von Gent (Schrecker)
Eros und Psyche (Rozycki).
1889 Birth of English composer and conductor Geoffrey TOYE in Winchester. d-London, 11 JUN 1942.
1896 Birth of mezzo-soprano Gertrud Wettergren in Esloev, Sweden. Died 1991
Debut Cherubino in Nozze di Figaro (Mozart) 1922
Teachers, Gillis Bratt, Mme Cappiani, Kallie Sandberg, Oscar Lejdstrom
Sang in premiere of Rosa till Amerika (Rosenberg)
Created Dona Sirena in Marionetter (Rosenberg)
Singoalla in Singoalla (De Frumerie).
1897 Certificated birth date of American contralto Marian ANDERSON in Philadelphia, PA.
Best known for her recitals, she became the first black singer to appear
as a soloist at The MET, in NYC. She stated her birthday was in 1902. d-8 Apr 1993
Debut as Ulrica in Ballo in Maschera (Verdi) 9 Apr 1939
Teachers, Giuseppe Boghetti, Frank La Forge, Amanda Aldridge.
1900 Birth of soprano Oxana Petrusenko in Kharkiv. Died 15 July 1940
Teacher, P Saksahansky.
1906 Birth of composer and violinist Ramon TAPALES.
1909 Birth of Australian operatic soprano Marjorie LAWRENCE in Geelong Victoria. Died 14 Jan 1979
Debut as Elizabeth in Tannhauser (Wagner) 1932
Teachers, Ivor Boustead, Cecille Gilly
Pupil, Louise Ann Wohlafka.
1913 Birth of Polish-French conductor and composer Rene LEIBOWITZ in Warsaw. d-Paris, 29 AUG 1972.
1913 Birth of composer Oskar DANON. Chief conductor The Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra (1970–1974).
1920 Birth of American composer Paul FETLER in Philadelphia, PA.
1920 Death of baritone Karel Kral. Born 25 Aug 1872 in Stara, Liben. Died 17 Feb 1920
Teacher, Mathilde Mallinger.
1924 Death of Finnish composer Oskar Merikanto at age 55 in Hausjärvi-Oiti.
1925 Death of soprano Alwina Valleria. Born 12 Oct 1848 in Baltimore. Debut as Linda in Linda di Chamounix (Donizetti) 1871
Teacher, Luigi Arditi, Wallworth
Sang in premiere of Troubadour (Mackenzie)
Created Nadeshda in Nadeshda (Goring Thomas)
Columba in Columba (Mackenzie).
1926 Birth of American pianist and composer Lee HOIBY in Madison,
1930 Death of mezzo-soprano Louise Kirkby-Lunn. Born 8 Nov 1873 in Manchester. Debut as Nora in premiere of Shamus O'Brien (Stanford) 2 Mar 1896
Teachers, Jacques Bouhy, J H Greenwood, Alberto Visetti, Gustave Garcia.
1933 Death of Dutch composer and conductor Henri Viotta, author Handbook of Music, at age 84.
1949 Birth of English composer Fred FRITH in Heathfield.
1950 Death of soprano Anna Bartels. Born 9 Dec 1869 in Gafle, Sweden. Died 17 Feb 1950
Debut as Harriet in Martha (Flotow) 1897
Teachers, Desiree Artot de Padilla, Signe Hebbe
Sang in premiere of Erwin und Elmire (Gardeweg).
1951 Death of composer Nikoghayos Fadeyi Tigranyan, at age 94.
1982 FP of George Perle's Ballade for piano. Richard Goode, piano at Alice Tully Hall in NYC.
1983 Death of bass Tancredi Pasero. Born 11 Jan 1893 in Turin. Debut as Re in Aida (Verdi) 1917
Teacher :- Arturo Pessina
Pupil, Zdenek Kroupa
Created Babilio in Nerone (Mascagni)
Judge in Margherita di Cortona (Refice)
Hassan in Re Hassan (Ghedini)
Lawyer in Re (Giordano)
Sang in premiere Emeral (Barilli)
Gli Orazi (Porrino).
1991 Death of soprano Gitta Alpar. Born 5 Mar 1903 in Hungary. Debut as Gilda in Rigoletto (Verdi) 1923
Teacher, Laura Hilgermann.
1995 Death of soprano Uta Graf. Born 5 Jan 1915 in Dusseldorf. Debut 1938
Teachers, Anna Bahr-Mildenburg, Ria Ginster, Helene Schlusnus
Pupil, Barbara Blanchard
Sang in premiere of Sampiero Corso (Tomasi).
1999 Death of soprano Sabine Hass. Born 8 Apr 1949 in Brunswick. Debut 1970
Teachers, Karl Heinz Lohmann, Esther Muhlbauer.