1709 Italian composer Antonio Vivaldi looses his job at the Pieta.
1711 FP of Handel's first opera Rinaldo at Queen's Theater in London. Runs for 15 performances before Handel returns to Germany.
1725 FP of G. F. Handel's opera Rodelinda in London.
1727 Handel makes application to receive British citizenship.
1730 FP of Handel's comic opera Parthenope which proves to be unpopular and runs for only seven performances.
1745 FP of J. P. Rameau's comedy-ballet La Princesse de Navarre, text by Voltaire, for the wedding of the Dauphin and Maria Teresa of Spain, at Versailles.
1766 Birth of English organist and composer Samuel WESLEY in Bristol England, son of Charles,
John. d-London, 11 OCT 1837.
1768 Birth of baritone Jean-Blaise Martin in Lyons. Died 28 Oct 1837
Debut in Marquis de Tulipano (Paisiello) 1789
Pupil, Gustave-Hippolyte Roger
Sang in premiere of Le Nouveau Seigneur du Village (Boieldieu)
Jeannot et Colin (Isouard).
1771 Birth of German pianist, piano craftsman, teacher and composer Johann Baptist CRAMER
in Mannheim. d-London, 16 APR 1858.
1842 Birth of Italian composer Arrigo BOITO in Paudua. d-Milan, 10 JUN 1918.
1874 Birth of American ragtime composer George BOTSFORD. d-11 FEB 1949. Raised in the mid-west in Iowa and Nebraska. Moved to NYC as an adult composing popular tunful melodies such as
Black and White rag and Honeysuckle rag and others.
1876 FP of Edvard Grieg's incidental music for Ibsen's play Peer Gynt. It was part of a staged production in Christiania, Oslo, Norway.
1877 Birth of soprano Corinne Rider-Kelsey in Le Roy, N Y. Died 10 Jul 1947
Debut as Micaela in Carmen (Bizet) 1908
Teachers, Theodore Toedt, R A Torrens.
1883 Birth of tenor Joseph Mann in Lemberg. Died 5 Sep 1921
Teachers, Kicki, Valeric Wysocki, Strozeckiej
Created Teufels in Das Hollisch Gold (Bittner).
1894 Birth of baritone Ferdinand Pour. Died 19 Jan 1939
Teacher, Egon Fuchs
Sang in premiere of Cunning Little Vixen (Janacek).
1901 Birth of tenor Einer Beyron in Malmo. Died 29 Mar 1979
Debut as Froh in Rheingold (Wagner) 1924
Teachers, Louis Bachner, John Forsell
Sang in premiere Birgitta (Berg)
Lycksalighetens O (Rosenberg)
Engelbrekt (Berg N)
1907 Death of composer Otto Goldschmidt. b-21 AUG 1829.
1910 FP of Jules Massenet's opera Don Quichotte with Feodor Chaliapine, at City of Monte Carlo Theater Opéra, Conductor Léon Jéhin.
1916 Birth of bass Otto von Rohr in Berlin. Died 15 July 1982
Debut as Sarastro in Zauberflote (Mozart) 1938
Teachers, Sergei Radamsky, Hermann Weissenborn
Sang in premiere of Die Schwarze Spinne (Hauer).
1928 Death of tenor Edmond Clement. Born 28 Mar 1867 in Paris. Debut as Vincent in Mireille (Gounod) 23 Nov 1889
Teacher, Victor Warot
Pupil, Edith Mason
Created Armand de Clerval in Therese (Massenet)
Sang in premiere of Phryne (Saint-Saens)
Beaucoup de Bruit pour Rien (Puget)
Attaque du Moulin (Bruneau)
Juif Polonais (Erlanger)
Ile de Reve (Hahn)
La Fille de Tabarin (Pierne)
La Cabrera (Dupont).
1929 Death of French composer André Messager at age 75, in Paris. b-30 DEC 1853.
1930 Death of mezzo-soprano Giuseppina Pasqua. Born 19 Mar 1855 in Perugia. Died 24 Feb 1930
Debut as Oscar in Ballo in Maschera (Verdi)
Teachers, Marietta Piccolomini, Luigia Abbadini
Created Mistress Quickly in Falstaff (Verdi).
1931 Birth of bass-baritone Hajo Muller in Dobeln. Debut as Tommaso in Tiefland (D'Albert) 1951
Teachers, Rudolf Dittrich, Johannes Kemter
Created Emperor in Schuhu & the Flying Princess (Zimmermann U )
Sang in premiere of Vincent (Kunada)
Thomas Chatterton (Pintscher)
Weise von Liebe und Tod des Cornets Christoph Rilke (Matthus).
1934 Birth of Italian soprano Renata SCOTTO in Savona. Debut at
age 18 as Violetta in Traviata (Verdi) 1953
Teachers, Ettore Campogalliani, Emilio Ghirardini, Mercedes Llopart
Pupils, Stefano Secco, Jeanette Nicolai, Linda Campanella.
1935 FP of N. Miaskovsky's Symphony No. 14, in Moscow.
1939 FP of Roy Harris' Third Symphony, conducted by Koussevitzky. It has one of the longest unbroken lines of melody in all classical music.
1947 Birth of baritone Henry Herford in Edinburgh. Debut as Forester in Cunning Little Vixen (Janacek) 1977
Teachers, Frederic Cox, Patrick McGuigan
Created Boris Pasternak in Electrification of Soviet Union (Osborne).
1952 Death of bass Oreste Luppi. Born 15 July 1869 in Rome. Debut 1892
Sang in premiere of Anton (Galeotti)
1958 Birth of soprano Christine Bunning in Luton. Debut 1985
Teachers, Audrey Langford, David Mason, Irmgard Seefried.
1965 Death of tenor Gino Giovanelli-Gotti. Born 30 Mar 1878 in Siena. Died 24 Feb 1965
Debut as Silvio in Pagliacci (Leoncavallo) 1904
Teacher, Silvio Tanzi.
1967 Death of soprano Dorothea Manski. Born 11 Mar 1895 in New York. Debut 1911
Teacher, Emmy Raabe-Burg
Pupils, Felicia Weathers, Eldred A Thierstein
Sang in premiere of Sharazade (Sekles).
1968 Death of tenor Erich Zimmermann. Born 29 Nov 1892 in Dresden. Debut 1918
Created 1st Shopper in Peer Gynt (Egk)
Jan Lievens in Rembrandt van Rijn (Van Klenau)
Sang in premiere of Schneider Wibbel (Lothar)
Schloss Durande (Schoeck)
Ein Preussisches Marchen (Blacher).
1979 FP of Alban Berg's opera Lulu in first complete staging by Friedrich Cerha, at the Paris Opéra.
1981 Death of tenor Aldo Ferracuti. Born 1906 in Fermo. Debut 1935
Sang in premiere of Il Malato imaginario (Napoli).