1814 Birth of soprano Caroline Grunbaum in Prague. Died 26 May 1868
Debut Emmeline in Schweizerfamilie (Weigl)
Teacher, Therese Grunbaum (mother)
Created Anna in Hans Heiling (Marschner).
1818 Birth of soprano Maria Nau in New York. Died Feb 1891
Debut as Urbano in premiere of Huguenots (Meyerbeer) 1 Mar 1836
Teacher, Laure Cinti-Damoreau
Created Denise in Reve d'Amour (Auber)
Sang in premiere of Drapier (Halevy)
Marie Stuart (Niedermeyer)
Le Lacs des Fees (Auber)
La Bouquetieres (Adam).
1831 Birth of tenor Jose Dupuis in Liege. Died May 1900
Created Paris in Belle Helene (Offenbach)
Piquillo in Perichole (Offenbach)
Fritz in Grande-Duchesse de Geroldstein (Offenbach)
Falsacappa in Brigands (Offenbach)
Bluebeard in Barbe-Bleue (Offenbach)
Frimousse in Petit Duc (Lecocq)
Sang in premiere of Beau Dunois (Lecocq)
Grand Casimer (Lecocq)
Veuve de Malabar (Herve)
1850 Birth of baritone Josef Staudigl in Vienna. Died 21 Apl 1916
Teacher, Viktor Rokitansky, Franz Krenn
Pupils, Thomas Ainsley Cook, Carl Nebe.
1866 Birth of composer Dumitru Kiriac-Georgescu.
1872 Birth of composer Frank Hoyt Losey.
1876 Birth of mezzo-soprano Liva Edstrom-Jarnefelt in Vanersborg. Died 24 Jun 1971
Debut as Lady in Zauberflote 1897
Teachers, Gilles Bratt, Effort, Re Koster, August Iffert
Pupils, Anne Edstrom, Brita Ewert
Sang in premiere of Ran (Peterson-Berger).
1881 Birth of French composer and music critic Paul le FLEM in Paris. d-
31 JUL 1984.
1889 Birth of Russian-American pianist Alexander BOROVSKY in Latvia. d-Waban, MA 1968. Studied at the St. Petersburg Conservatory. Came to the US in 1941, appeared regularly in public and made many recordings.
1898 Birth of soprano Ofelia Nieto in Santiago di Compostela. Debut in premiere of Maruxa (Vives) 1914
Teacher, Lorenzo Simonetti
Created Matilde in Esclava (Mauri)
Sang in premiere of El Avapies (Del Campo)
Caminante (Sanchez de Fuentes Eduardo)
La Dolores (Breton).
1899 Birth of Bulgarian song composer Pantcho VLADIGEROV. (Baker's
Dictionary states he was born in Zurich, March 13, 1899, 16 hours following
the birth of his non-identical twin brother, Lubin, who became a violinist)
d- Sofia, 8 SEP 1978.
1905 Birth of American pianist, Ives cataloger-editor and teacher John KIRKPATRICK in
NY, 1991. He devoted nearly 10 years to mastering the complexities
of the Ives Concord Sonata with Ives. (Not to be confused with English musician John Kirkpatrick.
1926 ('25?) Birth of baritone Jean Christoph Benoit in Strasbourg
Debut as Guglielmo in Cosi fan Tutte (Mozart) 1952
Teacher, Gabriel Dubois
Created Impresario in Eurydice (Damase)
Sbrigani in Monsieur de Pourceangnac (Martin)
Sang in premiere of Caprices de Marianne (Sauguet)
Comme il vous Plaira (Hasquenoph)
Madame De (Damase)
Princesse Pauline (Tomasi)
La Passion de Gilles (Boesmans).
1927 FP of Serge Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 1. Composer was soloist with Leopold Stokowski conducting the Philadelphia
Orchestra at the Academy of Music in Philadelphia.
1929 Birth of bass John Macurdy in Detroit, Mich. Debut as Hebrew in Samson et Delilah (Saint-Saens) 1962
Teachers, Avery Crew, Boris Goldovsky, Thelma Votipka
Created Agrippa in Antony & Cleopatra (Barber)
Basso Cantante in 6 Characters in Search for Author (Weisgall)
Ezra Mannon in Mourning becomes Electra (Levy)
Sang in premiere of Wuthering Heights (Floyd).
1929 Birth of soprano Lotte Rysanek. Teacher, Rudolf Grossmann
Sang in premiere of Hochzeit am Bodensee (Stoltz).
1930 Birth of American conductor Maurice PERESS in NYC. (Kansas City Sym
1933 Birth of bass-baritone Edward Allen Baird in Kansas City. Debut as Grenvil in Traviata (Verdi) 1963
Teachers, Hardin van Deurson, Chase Baromeo, Ralph Herbert, Joseph Blatt
Sang in premiere of The Shepherdess & the Chimney Sweep (Smith)
Created Obadiah & Esau in The Samuel Wrestler (Adler).
1934 Birth of soprano Enriquette Tarres in Barcelona. Debut as Leonora in Trovatore (Verdi) 1956
Created Ester in Spleen (Benguerel)
Sang in premiere of Madchen aus Domrery (Klebe)
Edipo y Jocasta (Soler).
1940 Death of soprano Lola Beeth. Born 23 Nov 1860 in Cracau. Debut as Elsa in Lohengrin (Wagner) 1882
Teachers, Desiree Artot de Padilla, Rosa De Ruda, Louise Dustmann
Francesco Lamperti, Pauline Viardot-Garcia
Pupils, Kathe Heidersback, Ursula van Dieman
Sang in premiere of Donna Diana (Hoffmann)
Der Vasall von Szigeth (Smareglia).
1961 Death of soprano Mizzi Gunther. Born 8 Feb 1879 in Warnsdorf, Bohemia. Debut 1897
Created Hanna Glawari in Merry Widow (Lehar)
Sang in premier of Dollarprinzessin (Fall)
Kleine Konig (Kalman)
Reiter der Kaiserin (Pepock)
Das Susse Madel (Reinhardt)
Das Furstenkind (Lehar)
Die Ideale Gattin (Lehar).
1972 Death of Gunther Ambrosius Baritone
Born 11 Dec 1910 Hildesheim Died 18 Mar 1972
Teacher :- Julius van Raatz-Brockmann
Sang in premiere of Kluge (Orff)
1973 Death of tenor Lauritz Melchior. Born 20 Mar 1890 in Copenhagen. Debut as Silvio in Pagliacci (Leoncavallo) 2 Apr 1913
Teachers, Anna Bahr-Mildenburg, Paul Bang, Victor Beigel,
Ernst Grenzebach, Vilhelm Herold
Pupil, William Cochran.