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FEBRUARY 29

Philippe Rogier
(Leap Year)


  • 1596 Death of Franco-Flemish composer Philippe Rogier in MADRID. b-ca 1561.
  • 1792 Birth of Italian opera composer Gioachino Antonio ROSSINI in Pesaro. d- Paris, 13 NOV 1868. Remembering his life's work with a piano Remembrance a march with some of his popular themes.
  • 1828 Death of baritone Carlo Casaccia. Born 26 Feb 1768 in Naples.  Died 29 Feb 1828 Debut in Finta Zingari (Guglielmi) Pupil, Ferdinando Casaccia (grandson) Created Don Ramualdo in Emilia di Liverpool (Donizetti) Pappacione in Zingara (Donizetti) Lattanzio Latrughelli in Fortunato Ingano (Donizetti) Timoteo in Burgomastro di Saardam (Donizetti) Don Mercurio in Gelosia Corretta (Carafa) Don Pasquale in Agnese(Paer) Don Bartiletto in Li Sposi in Cimento (L Mosca) Don Saverio in Imbroglio ne Porta un Altro (L Mosca) Taddeo in Amore per Inganno (L Mosca) Don Marco Patacca in Ritorno Impensato (L Mosca) Don Tullio in Finta Viaggiatori (L Mosca) Don Totomaglio in Sposa a Sorte (L Mosca) Gallopino in Audacia Delusa (L Mosca) Don Ciccio in Amori e L'Arme (G Mosca) Bemollo in Diligenza a Toigni (G Mosca) Don Desiderio in Disperato per Eccesso di Buon Cuore (G Mosca) Don Ciccio in Poetessa Errante (G Mosca) Carlo in Elena (Mayr) Sang in premiere of Gazzetta (Rossini) Finta Zingara (Guglielmi).
  • 1828 FP of Auber's Masaniello at the Paris Opera.
  • 1836 FP of Meyerbeer's Les Huguenots in Paris.
  • 1852 Birth of British composer Sir Frederic HYMEN. d-6 OCT 1935.
  • 1872 Birth of mezzo-soprano Magda von Dulong in Halle. Debut 1895 Teachers, Etelka Gerster, Anton Hromada, Amalie Joachim.
  • 1880 Birth of tenor Reed Miller in South Carolina.  Died 29 Dec 1923 Teacher, E G Powell.
  • 1908 FP of Stravinsky's song cycle The Faun and the Shepherdess in St. Petersburg.
  • 1920 Birth of tenor David Lloyd in Minneapolis. Debut 1947 Pupil, Leo Goeke Created Fisherman in Fisherman and his Wife (Schuller) Sang in premiere of The Black Widow (Pasatieri).
  • 1920 Birth of bass Ivan Petrov in Irkutsk. Debut 1939 Teacher, Anatoley Mineyev Created Bestuschev in Decembrist (Shaporin).
  • 1932 Birth of soprano Reri Grist in New York. Debut as Blondchen in Entfuhrung (Mozart) 1959 Teacher, Claire Gelda Pupil, Anna-Maria Begner.
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