1868 Birth of German composer and conductor Max von SCHILLINGS in Duren. d-Berlin, 24 JUL 1933. m-soprano Barbara Kemp (1881-1959) Gr. Opera: "Ingwelde" (1894), "Der Pfeifertag" (Day of the Piper) (1899), "Moloch" (1906), "Mona Lisa" (1915).
1887 Birth of American baritone Harry De GARMO in Detroit. d-21 APR 1919. Debut 1910.
1888 Birth of American composer and arranger William AXT in NYC. d-1959.
1892 Birth of French composer Germaine TAILLEFERRE in Pau-St.Maur. Only female in the French group of composers known as 'Les Six'. d-7 NOV 1983.
1892 Birth of English operatic tenor Walter WIDDOP in Norland, Halifax. d-6 SEP 1949. Debut as Radames in Aida (Verdi) 15 Oct 1923. Teachers were Dinh Gilly, Arthur Hinchcliffe. Sang in premiere of Judith (Goossens).
1896 Birth of German composer Hugo HERRMANN in Ravensburg. d-7 SEP 1967. Opera: "Gazellenhorn, Picknick, Vasantasena, Das Wunder, Paracelsus, Der Rekord, Der Uberfall, and Die Heinzelmännchen."
1897 Birth of American composer Kay SWIFT. d-28 JAN 1993.
1908 Birth of German conductor Joseph KEILBERTH in Karlstuhe. d-Munich, 20 JUL 1968, while conducting a performance of Tristan und Isolde, at the National Theater Munich.
1911 Birth of composer Francesco Maria Saraceni.
1915 Birth of German bass-baritone Hans REHM in Hanover. Debut as Ottokar in Freischutz (Weber) 1937. Teachers were W.Rabot, Stradiocali.
1919 Death of Italian mezzo-soprano Barbara Marchisio. b-Turin, 6 DEC 1833. Debut as Adalgisa in Norma (Bellini) 1856. Teachers were Gioacchino Rossini, Antonino Marchisio (brother), Fabbrica. Pupils wewre Toti Dal Monte, Rosa Raisa. Sang in premiere of Piccarda Donati (Marchisio). Duca di Scilla (Petrella).
1920 Death of soprano Mathilde Mallinger. b-Agram, 17 FEB 1847. Debut as Norma in Norma (Bellini). Teachers were Giovanni Battista Gordigiani, Richard Lewy, Heinrich Vogl. Pupils were Johannes Bischoff, Werner Engel, Frieda Langendorff, Lotte Lehmann, Henry Trundt, Florence Wickham. Created Eva Pogner in Meistersingers (Wagner).
1924 Birth of Austrian mezzo-soprano Hertha TOPPER in Graz. Debut as Ulrica in Ballo in Maschera (Verdi) 1945. Teacher was Mixa. Created Mirxa in Traum ein Leben (Mixa). Katharina in Harmonie der Welt (Hindemith). Paengdok in Sim Tjong (Yun Isang).
1926 Birth of German conductor Bernard KLEE in Schleiz.
1928 Birth of Tunisian-Italian baritone Jean RALLO in Tunis. Debut as Jean in Noces de Jeannette (Masse) 1953. Teacher was Renee Mahe.
1936 FP of Alban Berg's Violin Concerto, at the Festival of the International Society for Contemporary Music in Barcelona. Pablo Casals Orchestra conducted by Hermann Scherchen and Louis Krasner was the soloist and commissioned the piece.
1937 Birth of Australian baritone Malcolm RIVERS in Ipswich. Debut as Collatinus in Rape of Lucretia (Britten) 1966. Teachers were John Hargreaves, Marie Marchant Created Laodamas in Castaway (Berkeley). Furlong in Grace of Todd (Crosse). Jack Favell in Rebecca (W. Joseph). Yashvin in Anna Karenina (Hamilton). Tadeus in Gardens of Adonis (Weisgall). Pedro de Candia in Royal Hunt of the Sun (Hamilton).
1967 Death of Spanish tenor Piero Pauli. b-Barcelona, 1898. Debut as Faust in Mefistofele (Boito) 1929. Teachers were Maria Barrientos, Francesco Vignas, Alberto Caffo.
1975 Death of American soprano Ida Sylvania aka Ida Heydt in Melbourne, FL. Born in Allentown, PA.
1975 FP of J. P. Rameau's unfinished opera Les Boréades in London. His last opera was composed in 1764, unfinished at his death. The conductor John Eliot Gardiner prepared a performing edition of the score.
1983 Death of tenor William Horne. b-1913. Debut as Des Grieux in Manon Lescaut (Puccini) 1944. Sang in premiere of Mother of Us All (Thomson).