1687 Death of composer Jean Baptiste Lully in Paris at age 54 of blood
poisoning having struck himself on the foot pounding out the beat while
conducting. He gallicised his name from Giovanni Battista Lulli when he became a French citizen. Search Jean Baptiste Lully
1842 Birth of German vioinist Carl ROSA, founded Rosa Opera Company. aka Carl August Nicolas ROSA in Hamburg. d. Paris, Apr. 30, 1889. The company was founded to perform opera in
English. The company opened in Manchester: Vincent's Maritana (1873).
1842 Birth of composer Mykola Vytal'yevich Lysenko.
1852 Birth of Czech violinist and teacher Ottokar SEVEIK aka Ottokar SEVCIK. d- Pisek, 18 JAN 1934.
1967 Death of Italian baritone Luigi PIAZZA. b-Bologna, 1884.
1970 Death of Czech conductor Herbert Weiskopf at the Portland Opera After conducting a performance of Lucia di
Lammermoor, he was walking to his dressing room and crumpled to the
stage, struck down by a massive heart attack. He never regained
consciousness. Weiskopf was one of the countless musicians who fled
to the U.S. during the Hitler era. Portland Opera (1966-1970).