1735=JC, GC=27 APR FP of Handel´s opera Alcina at the Covent Garden Theatre; This was Handel's last operatic success in London.
1791 FP of Mozart´s Symphony No. 40 which was re-scored to include two clarinets. Program was conducted by Antonio Salieri, in Vienna.
1800 Birth of composer Jozef Stefani.
1829 (26th?) Birth of Italian baritone Francesco GRAZIANI in Fermo. d-30 JUN 1901.
Debut in Gemma di Vergy (Donizetti) 1851. Teacher was Cellini. Pupil was Geraldine Farrar. Created Carlo in Forza del Destino (Verdi). Abdel-Aor in Pelagio (Mercadante). BIO/
1846 Death of Italian composer and double-bass virtuoso Domenico Dragonetti, at age 83, in London. b-Venice, 1763.
1918 Birth of American mezzo-soprano Carol BRICE in Sedalia, NC. d-15 FEB 1985. Debut as Addie in premiere of Regina (Blitzstein) 1958. Teacher was Francis Rogers. Created Harriet Tubman in Gentlemen be Seated (Moross). Search for Carol BRICE.
1920 FP in USAmerica of Debussy´s Fantasie by Boston Symphony Orchestra Pierre Monteux conducting, in Boston, MA.
1923 Birth of Dutch composer Harry COX in Amsterdam.
1924 Birth of American composer Henry MANCINI, in Cleveland. d-Beverly Hills, CA 14 JUN 1994.
1926 ('27?) Birth of Australian soprano Marie COLLIER in Melbouurne. d-London, 8 DEC 1971. Debut as Santuzza in Cavalleria Rusticana (Mascagni) 1954. Teachers were Joan Cross, Dawson Freer, Getrude Johnson, Katherine Wielaert, Elizabeth van Rompaey. Created Hecuba in King Priam (Tippett). Christine Mannon in Mourning Becomes Electra (Levy). MET Début: Mar. 17, 1967 [Christine] Mourning Becomes Electra, 3 seasons (1966-68, 69-70) 19 perf., 4 roles.
1927 Death of German soprano Rosa Sucher. b-Velburg, 23 FEB 1847 (1849?). Debut as Waltraute in Walkure (Wagner) 1871. Teacher was Joseph Hasselbeck. Pupils were Katharina Klafsky, Jane Osborn-Hannah. Created Clarice and Francesca in Savonarola (Stanford).
1933 Birth of French tenor Remy CORAZZA in Revin. Debut as Beppe in Pagliacci (Leoncavallo) 1959. Teachers were Charles Panzera, Louis Musy, Gustave Cloez, Marguerite Joye. Created Jean de Navarre in Montsegur (Landowski).
1937 Birth of American baritone Thomas CAREY.
1939 Birth of mezzo-soprano Carmen GONZALES in Valladdid. Debut as Isolier in Comte Ory (Rossini) 1968. Teachers were Rodolfo Celletti, Magda Piccarolo.
Sang in premiere of Shepherd's Daughter (Mellers). Gargantua (Corghi)
1942 Birth of Italian baritone Leo NUCCI in Bologna. Debut as Figaro in Barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini) 1967. Teachers were Ottaviano Bizzarri, Giuseppe Marchesi. MET Début: Feb. 22, 1980 [Renato] Un Ballo in Maschera 19 seasons
(1979-thru 2000) 164 perf., 15 roles, 14 works.
1979 Death of Italian soprano Maria Caniglia. b-Naples, 5 MAY 1905. Debut as Chrysothemis in Elektra (Strauss). Teacher was Agostino Roche. Pupils were Marina Krilovici, Irma Capecc. Created Roxane in Cyrano de Bergarec (Alfano). Lucrezia in Lucrezia (Respighi). Manuela in Notte di Zoraima (Montemezzi).
1988 Death of American baritone John Reardon. b-NYC, 8 APR 1930. Debut as Falke in Fledermaus (Strauss). Teachers were Margaret Harshaw, Ross Rossazza, Martial Singher. Created Groom in Labyrinth (Menotti). Orin Mannon in Mourning Becomes Electra (Levy). Trigorin in Seagull (Pasatieri). Miles Dunster in Wings of the Dove (Moore). Alexei Belaev in Natalia Petrovna (Hoiby).
1992 Death of English mezzo-soprano, contralto, Alfreda Hodgson. b-7 APR 1940.
1994 FP of David Ward-Steinman´s Cinnabar Concerto for viola and chamber orchestra, at the University of San Diego, by the San Diego Contemporary Music Ensemble conducted by Lily Hood Gunn, with Karen Elaine as soloist, in San Diego, CA.