1865 Death of Italian soprano Giuditta Pasta in Blevio, Como, Italy. b-Saronno, 26 OCT 1797. Debut in Tre Eleonore (Scappa) 1816. Teachers were E. Asioli, Davide Banderali, Filippo Ferranti, Giuseppe Scappa, Giuseppina Grassini, Bartolemeo Lotti, Francesco Lamperti Paer, and Girolamo Crescentini.
Pupils were Marianna Barbiere-Nini, Giulia Grisi, Adelaide Kemble and Teresa Parodi. Created Beatrice in Beatrice di Tenda (Bellini); Norma in Norma (Bellini); Amina in Sonnambula (Bellini); Anna Boleyn in Anna Bolena (Donizetti); Bianca of Aquitaine in Ugo Conte di Parigi (Donizetti); Corinna in Viaggio a Reims (Rossini); Zora in Schiava in Bagdad (Pacini); Niobe in Niobe (Pacini); Emma d'Antiochia in Emma D'Antioche (Mercadante). Search Giuditta Pasta.
1866 Birth of composer and pianist Ferruccio BUSONI in Empoli. d-27 AUG 1924. [Dante Michelangiolo Benvenuto] in Empoli, nr Florence. d-Berlin, 27 JUL 1924. Operas were "Sigune, oder Das vergessene Dorf" (1889), "Die Brautwahl" (1912), "Turandot" (1917), "Arlecchino" (1917), "Doktor Faust" (1925). Search Ferruccio BUSONI.
1871 Birth of American composer and choral conductor F. Melius CHRISTIANSEN. d-1955. 1903 music instructor and band director at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota.
1872 Birth of composer Tadeusz Joteyko.
1873 Birth of Russian composer and pianist Sergei RACHMANINOV near Oneg. d-Beverly Hills, CA 28 MAR 1943.
1883 Birth of Russian composer Aleksander V Aleksandrov.
1886 Birth of composer Casimir von Paszthory.
1889 Birth of German tenor Eduard LICHTENSTEIN in Karlsbad. d-9 JAN 1953. Debut as Georg in Waffenschmied (Lortzing) 1908.
Teacher was Nikolaus Rothmuhl. Pupils were Claire Watson, Alfons von Goethem.
1892 Birth of Chilian baritone-tenor Renato ZANELLI in Valparaiso. d-25 MAR 1935. Debut as Valentin in Faust (Gounod) 1916. Teachers were Angeo Querze, Dante Lari, Fernando Tanara. Created Straniero in Straniero (Pizzetti).
1986 Death of Canadian tenor Donald Grobe. b-Ottawa, 16 DEC 1929.
Debut as Borsa in Rigoletto (Verdi) 1952.
Teachers were Robert Long, Martial Singher, Margarethe von Winterfeldt and Robert Weede. Created Claude Vallee in Play of Love and Death (Cikker): Astor in Untergang der Titanic (Siebert); Wilhelm in Junge Lord (Henze); Arundel in Elisabeth Tudor (Fortner).
Sang in FP of Ophelia (Kelterborn); Gespenstersonate (Reimann)