1816 Birth of composer Johannes Josephus Hermanus Verhulst.
1847 Birth of composer Constantin Dimitrescu.
1873 Birth of composer Max Reger, in Brand, Bavaria. Was pianist and prof at Leipzig Univ. BIO.
1879 Birth of German composer Joseph Haas.
1782 Death of tenor Joseph Vernon. Born 1737 in Coventry. Debut as Puck in Queen Mab (Burney)
Teacher, William Savage
Created Leander in Padlock (Dibdin)
Thyrsis in Shepherd's Lottery (Boyce)
Sang in premiere of Almena (Battishill / Arne M)
1835 Birth of bass-baritone Franz Betz in Mainz. Died 12 Aug 1900
Deb Heinrich in Lohengrin (Wagner) 1856
Pupil, Johannes Bischoff
Created Hans Sachs in Meistersingers (Wagner)
Judah in Maccabees (Rubinstein)
Wotan in Siegfried (Wagner)
Sang in premiere of Der Stern von Turan (Wuerst)
1855 Birth of soprano Giuseppini Pasqua, later Mezzo-Soprano, in Perugia. Died 24 Feb 1930
Debut as Oscar in Ballo in Maschera (Verdi)
Teacher, Marietta Piccolomini, Corticelli, Luigia Abbadia
Created Madame Quickly in Falstaff (Verdi)
1865 Birth of tenor Vilhelm Herold in Hasle. Died 15 Dec 1937
Debut as Faust in Faust(Gounod) 1 Feb 1893
Teachers, George Allen, Devellier, Leopold Rosenfeld, Giovanni Sbriglia
Pupils :- Lauritz Melchior, Einar Norby, Edith Oldrup, Erik Sjoberg
Created David in Saul og David (Nielson)
Stig Hvide in Ragnhild (Hartmann E)
Vifandaka in Vifandaka (Tofft)
1867 Birth of tenor Thomas Salignac in Generac, Nimes. Died 1945
Teacher, Edmond Duvernoy
Pupils, Charles Kullman, Marcel Marcel-Genio, Solange Michel
Created Pedro in Retablo de Maese Pedro (De Falla)
Martin in Chemineau (Leroux)
Sang in premiere of Brebis Egaree (Milhaud)
La Jota (Laparra)
Les Pecheurs de Saint-Jean (Widor)
La Brebis egaree (Milhaud)
1870 FP of Brazilian composer Carlos Antonio Gomes'
opera Il Guarany at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan.
1872 Birth of Russian ballet master Sergei DIAGHILEV in Novgorod.
d-Venice, 19 AUG 1929.
1873 Birth of German composer, pianist and organist Max REGER in
Bavaria. d-Leipzig, 11 MAY 1916.
1874 Birth of baritone Johannes Bischoff in Berlin. Died 10 Oct 1936
Debut as Dutchman in Flying Dutchman (Wagner) 1899
Teachers, Franz Betz, Mathilde Mallinger, H Weinberg
Sang in premiere of Poia (Nevin)
Sonnenflammen (S Wagner)
Ritter Blaubert (von Reznicek)
Sior Todero Brontolon (Malipiero)
1883 FP of Mily Balakirev's symphonic poem Tamara composer conducting in St. Petersburg.
1915 Birth of English mezzo-soprano Nancy EVANS in Liverpool. Died 20 Aug 2000
Debut as Nightingale in Rose of Persia (Sullivan) 1938
Teachers, Maggie Teyte, John Tobin, Eva De Reusz
Pupil, Beverley Mills
Created Nancy in Albert Herring (Britten)
Poet in Growing Castle (Williamson).
1926 Death of baritone Friedrich Brodersen. Born 1 Dec 1873 in Bad Boll. Died 19 Mar 1926
Teacher, Heinrich Bertram
Created Pantalone in Le Donne Curiose (Wolf-Ferrari)
Gil in Il Segreto di Sausanna (Wolf-Ferrari)
Simone in Violante (Korngold)
Morone in Palestrina (Pfitzner)
Sang in premiere of Das Vaterunser (Rohr)
Sulamith (von Klenau)
Die Vogel (Braunfals)
1928 Birth of Royal Academy of Music educator Sir David LUMSDEN. Choirmaster, organist and harpsichordist, Sir David was Principal of the Academy from 1982 to 1993.
1929 Birth of American composer Robert MUCZYNSKI in Chicago.
Composer-in-residence and Professor Emeritus, School of Music, Retired, at The
University of Arizona, Tucson.
1929 Birth of composer Herman van San.
1930 Birth of baritone Boris Shtokolov in Kuznetsk. Debut in Russalka (Dargomizhsky) 1954
Created Tony Wilson in Dangerous Journey (Manevich)
Andrei Sokolov in Fate of a Man (Dzerzhinsky)
1930 Birth of English pianist, composer and property developer Sir Ernest HALL.
1931 FP of Alban Berg's opera Wozzeck in America, in
Leopold Stokowski. Followed criticism at premiere in Berlin.
1939 Birth of baritone Hermann Becht in Karlsruhe. Teachers, E Wolf-Dengel, Josef Greindl
Sang in premiere of Ubu Rex (Penderecki)
Luo Salome (Sinopoli)
1968 Death of baritone Viktor Madin. Born 20 Dec 1876 in Lugoz, Rumania. Debut as Papageno in Zauberflote (Mozart) 1908
Created One-Eyed in Frau Ohne Schatten (Strauss)
Sang in premiere of Giuditta (Lehar)
1969 Birth of Italian conductor and composer Paolo PESSINA in Milan.
1972 FP of George Perle's Sonata quasi una fantasia for clarinet and piano, in Buffalo, NY.