1875 Birth of tenor Leon-Pierre Campagnola in Marseilles. Died 11 Jan 1955 Debut as Vincent in Mireille (Gounod) 1903 Teacher, Manoury.
1875 Birth of soprano Janina Korolewicz-Wayda in Warsaw. Died 20 Jun 1955 Debut as Hanna in Haunted Manor (Moniuszko) 1894 Teachers, A.Myszuga, Valerie Wysocki Sang in premiere of Goplana (Zelensky).
1875 Birth of soprano Georgette Leblanc in Tancarville. Died 27 Oct 1941 Debut as Francoise in Attaque au Moulin (Bruneau) 23 Nov 1893 (Premiere) Teacher, Saint-Yves Bax Created Ariane in Ariane et Barbe Bleu (Dukas) Sang in premiere of L'Oiseau bleue (Wolff) La Mort de Tintagiles (Nougues).
1879 Birth of soprano Mizzi Gunther in Warnsdorf, Bohemia. Died 18 Mar 1961 Debut 1897 Created Hanna Glawari in Merry Widow (Lehar) Eva in Eva (Lehar) Sang in premier of Dollarprinzessin (Fall) Sirene (Fall) Kleine Konig (Kalman) Bajadere (Kalman) Rastelbinder (Lehar) Gottergatte (Lehar) Furstenkind (Lehar) Die ideale Gattin (Lehar) Sterngucker (Lehar) Drei Wunsche (Ziehrer) Das Susse Madel (Reinhardt) Der Schatzmeister (Ziehrer) Endlich allein (Lehar) Czardasfurstin (Kalman) Faschingsfee (Kalman) Reiter der Kaiserin (Pepock).
1911 Birth of bass Gerhard Frei in Breslau. Debut as Landgraf in Tannhauser (Wagner) 1940 Teacher, Hecker, Bertermann, Otto Iro Sang in premiere of Weiber von Lyon (Kosma) Der Arme Konrad (Forest) Joe Hill (Bush).
1912 Birth of soprano Ilona Steingruber in Vienna. Died 12 Dec 1962 Sang in premiere of Moses & Aron (Schoenberg).
1912 Birth of Russian born Swiss pianist Nikita MAGALOFF in St. Petersburg.
1914 Birth of Italian tenor Giacinto PRANDELLI in Lumezzane. Debut as Rodolfo in Boheme (Puccini) 1942 Teachers, Fornarini, Edmondo Grandini Pupil, Stephano Secco Created Son in Tesoro (Napoli) Antonio in Il Dottor Antonio (Alfano) Sang in premiere of Prosperina y el Extranjero (Castro).
1915 Birth of English conductor and musicologist Newell JENKINS. d-21 DEC 1996.
1921 Death of baritone Francisco D'Andrade. Born 11 Jan 1859 in Lisbon. Debut as Amonasro in Aida (Verdi) 1882 Teachers, Corrado Miraglia, Sebastiano Ronconi, Manuel Carreira Luiz da Costa, Jose Romano Pupils, Carl Clewing, Alexander Haydter Sang in premiere of Donna Bianca (Keil).
1932 Birth of American composer, conductor and pianist John Towner WILLIAMS in NYC. Conducted Boston Pops. Composed serious works and many film scores; Star Wars, ET, Indiana Jones and others. Bio [m-Barbara Ruick, an American singer and actress born in 1930 Pasadena, California and died in 1974 of a cerebral haemorrhage. Parents of Joseph Williams.]
1933 Birth of baritone and coach Patrick McGuigan in Dublin. Debut as Golaud in Pelleas et Melisande (Debussy) 1965 Teachers, E Herbert Caesari, Frederick Cox, Tino Pattiera, Adelio Vianni Pupils, Matthew Best, John Connell, Stephen Gadd, Glenville Hargreaves, John Harris, Henry Hereford, Keith Latham, Jeffrey Lawton Anthony Mee, Stephen Richardson, Nigel Robson, Andrew Shore Gwion Thomas, John Tomlinson.
1934 Birth of Dutch soprano Elly AMELING in Rotterdam. Debut as Ilea in Idomeneo (Mozart) 1973 Teachers, Pierre Bernac, Jo Bollekamp, Bodi Rapp, Jacoba Dresden-Dhont Gabriela Herrera.
1935 Birth of bass Tugomir Franc in Zagreb. Died Jan 1983 Debut as Re in Aida (Verdi) 1960 Teachers, Elisabeth Rado, Zlatko Sir, Lav Vrbanic.
1938 Birth of baritone Marco Bakker in Beverwijk, Holland. Debut in Orfeo (Monteverdi) 1967 Teachers, Ruth Horna, Hans Hotter, Otaker Kraus, Coby Riemens Created Student in De Droom (De Leeuw) Sang in premiere of Catiline Conspiracy (Hamilton).
1943 Birth of baritone Malcolm Donnelly in Sydney. Debut as Ceprano in Rigoletto (Verdi) 1967 Teachers, Vida Harford, Marianne Mathy Created Lentulus in Catiline Conspiracy (Hamilton).
1944 Death of soprano Lina Cavalieri. Born 25 Dec 1874 in Viterbo. Debut Nedda in Pagliacci (Leoncavallo) 1900 Teacher Maddelena Mariani-Masi Created Ensoleillad in Cherubin (Massenet) Belle-Isle in Madamoiselle Belle-Isle (Samara).
1946 FP of Bela Bartók's Piano Concerto No. 3 finished by Tibor Serly. Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy conducting. György Sándor, soloist. CD-Bartók: Piano Concertos Nos. 1-3.
1947 Birth of soprano Elke Schary in Beuthen. Debut as Blondchen in Entfuhrung aus dem Serail (Mozart) 1972 Teachers, Erna Berger, Clara Ebers, Hermann Fitchow, Maria Reining.
1948 Birth of English baritone Stephen ROBERTS. Debut as Ubalde in Armide (Gluck) 1982 Teachers, Gerald English, Redvers Llewellyn, Helga Mott, Erich Vietheer.
1961 Death of soprano Luisa Villani. Born 15 Oct 1884 in San Francisco. Died 8 Feb 1961 Debut as Amor in Orfeo ed Euridice (Gluck) 17 Mar 1907 Teacher, Vincenzo Villani (father) Created Fiora in Amore dei Tre Re (Montemezzi).
1963 FP of Benjamin Lee's (Lysniasky) Violin Concerto, in Boston.
1966 FP of Lou Harrison's Symphony on G. Cabrillo Music Festival by the Oakland Symphony, Gerhard Samuel conducting.
1976 Death of soprano Gladys Moncrieff. Born 13 Apr 1892 in Queensland. Teacher, J C Williamson.
1983 Death of tenor Charles Kullmann. Born 13 Jan 1903 in New Haven, Connecticut. Debut as Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly (Puccini) 1929 Teachers, Harold Huni, Jiacinto Marcosano, Francis Rogers, Thomas Salignac Anna Schoen-Rene Pupils, William Brown, Elliott Palay, Felicia Weathers Sang in premiere of Das Herz (Pfitzner) Das Veilchen (Bittner).
1985 FP of Earle Brown's Tracer for six instruments and four-track tape, in Berlin.