1756 Birth of Dutch composer Joseph GEHOT in Brussels. d-c. 1820.
1776 Birth of composer Thaddaus Weigl.
1805 F. J. Haydn, at age 73, praises the late Wolfgang Mozart's 14-year old son, Franz Xaver Mozart, at the teenager's first public concert.
1810 Death of Italian castrato Venanzio Rauzzini. b-Camerino, 19 Dec 1746. Debut in Finto Astrologo (Piccini). World premiere 7 Feb 1765
Teacher was Nicolo Porpora. Pupils were Elizabeth Billington, John Braham, Mrs Dickons, Michael Kelly, Charles Incledon, John Lacy, Nancy Storace, Elizabeth Clending, Charles Edward Horn, Gertrud Mara, Rosamond Mountain
Created Alceste & Demetrius in Demetrio (Bernasconi). Cecilio in Lucio Silla (Mozart). Sang in premiere of Finto Astrologo (Piccinni); Sesostri (Guglielmi); Siroe (Traetta); Partenope (Hasse); Siamano nel Mogo (Paisiello); Armida (Rauzzini); Montezuma (Sacchini).
1843 Birth of Danish composer Asger HAMERIK in Copenhagen. d-Copenhagen, 13 JUL 1923. [aka Hammerich].
1848 Death of Italian opera composer Gaetano Donizetti, age 50, in Bergamo. b-Bergamo, 29 NOV 1797.
1858 Death of Austrian composer and publisher Anton Diabelli, at age 76, in Vienna. b-
1882 Birth of Austrian soprano Helene WILDBRUNN in Vienna. d-11 Apr 1972.
Debut 1907. Teacher was Rosa Papier-Paumgartner. Pupils were Ruthilde Boesch, Liane Syneck. Created Bianca in Florentinische Tragodie (Zemlindky).
1885 Birth of composer Dimitrios Levidis.
1886 Pianist Franz Liszt gives recital for Queen Victoria at Windsor Castle, in London.
1889 Birth of English conductor Sir Adrian BOULT in Chester. d-London, 23 FEB 1983. He was on staff at Covent
Garden in 1914.
1894 FP of A. Bruckner´s Symphony No. 5. in Graz. Franz Schalk conducting his version of Bruckner's score. Finally published as the official version of the symphony. The original score was first performed in 1935 and published in 1936.
1902 Birth of Russian mezzo-soprano Maria Petrovna MAKSAKOVA in Astrachan. d-11 Aug 1974.
Debut as Amneris in Aida (Verdi) 1923. Teacher was Maximillian Maksakov. [Not to be confused by her grandaughter, Maria Maksakova]
1906 Birth of Canadian tenor Raoul Jobin in Quebec. d-3 Jan 1974. Debut as Tybald in Romeo et Juliette (Gounod) 1930. Pupil was Jean Bonhomme.
Created Luca in Island God (Menotti). Fabrice del Dongo in Chartreuse de Parme (Sauguet).
1909 Birth of composer Olavi Pesonen.
1910 Birth of Austrian tenor Paul Kuen in Salzburg. d-2 May 1966.
Debut 1933. Teachers were Adalbert Ebner, Heinrich Knote.
Sang in premiere of Don Juan de Manara (Tomasi).
1921 Birth of German bass Walter KREPPEL in Ancona. d-Vienna, 18 OCT 2003.
1921 (9th?)Birth of Italian tenor Franco CORELLI in Ancona. d-Milan, 29 OCT 2003. m-Loretta di Lelio (s) (1958). MET Début: Jan. 27, 1961 [Manrico] Il Trovatore, 15 seasons (1960-75) 365
perf. 19 roles.
1927 FP of E. Varèse´s Arcana for orchestra. Philadelphia Orchestra, Leopold Stokowski conducting.
1928 Birth of tenor Willi Brokmeier in Bochum. Debut 1952. Created Mark in Versuchung (Tal). Horace in Play of Love & Death (Cikker). Sang in premiere of Sim Tjong (Yun Isang).
1928 Death of Italian bass Gaetano Azzolini. b-Ferrara, 11 Sep 1876. Debut 1914. Created Mirocleto in Belfagor (Respighi). Sang in premiere of Diavolo nel Campanile (Lualdi)
1929 Birth of Austrian bass-baritone Walter Berry in Vienna. d-27 Oct 2000.
Debut in Joan of Arc (Honneger) 1950. Teachers were Hans Duhan, Hermann Gallos, Endre Koreh, Josef Witt. Pupils were Inger Dam Jensen, Julianne Baird
Created Franz / Director in Prozess (Von Einem). Miller in Kabale und Liebe (Von Einem); Eurymachos in Penelope (Liebermann). Sang in premiere of Irische Legend (Egk); Julietta (Erbse).
The ex husband of Christa Ludwig.
1930 Birth of American baritone John Reardon in NYC. d-16 Apr 1988.
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); John Buchan Junior in Summer and Smoke (Hoiby).
1938 Birth of American tenor Vern Sutton in Oklahoma City. Debut as John in Masque of Angels (Argento). Teachers were Ethel Rader, Luigi Ricci, Roy A Schussler. Created John Faust in Faust Counter Faust (Mercadante).
1940 Birth of English mezzo-soprano Meriel Dickinson in Lancashire. Teacher was Hans Karg. Sister of British composer Peter Dickinson.
1947 Birth of Italian mezzo-soprano Bruna Baglioni in Frascati. Debut as Maddalena in Rigoletto (Verdi) 1970. Teacher was Walter Cataldi-Tassoni.
MET Début: Nov. 29, 1979 [Laura] La
Gioconda, 3 seasons (1979-81, 82-83) 18 perf., 4 works.
1947 Birth of German tenor Walter Raffeiner in Wolfsberg.
Created Silvanus Schuller in Schwarze Maske (Penderecki).
1949 Birth of German soprano Sabine HASS. d-Bagenfurt,17 FEB 1999. MET Début: Jan. 4, 1986 [Elsa] Lohengrin, 3 seasons
(1985-86, 87-88, 92-93) 8 perf., 2 works.
1949 FP of L. Bernstein´s Symphony No. 2 The Age of Anxiety by the Boston Symphony conducted by Serge Koussevutzky, Bernstein was piano soloist.
1953 Birth of English soprano Diane Montague in Winchester.
Debut as Zerlina in Don Giovanni (Mozart) 1977.
Teachers were Rupert Bruce-Lockhart, Frederic Cox, Ronald Stear.
1954 Death of Austrian soprano Fritzi Scheff. b-Vienna, 30 Aug 1879.
Debut as Juliette in Romeo et Juliette (Gounod).
Teachers were Anna Jager (mother), Frau Schroder-Haufstaengl.
Created Babette in Babette (Herbert). Mlle Modiste in Mlle Modiste (Herbert)
1957 Birth of English baritone Anthony Michaels-Moore in Essex. Debut in Castor et Pollux (Rameau). Teachers were Edoardo Asquez, Neilsen Taylor.
1959 Death of Italian soprano Mafalda Salvatini . b-Naples, 17 Oct 1888. Teachers were Jean De Reszke, Pauline Viardot-Garcia.
1959 Death of Swiss tenor Salvatore Salvati. b-Olten Switzerland, 1884. Debut as Almaviva of Barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini) 1908. Pupil was Walter Raninger.
1964 Birth of English soprano Janice WATSON in London.
Debut as Drusilla in Incoronazione di Poppea (Monteverdi). Teacher was Johanna Peters.
1983 Death of Swedish baritone Sigurd Bjorling. b-Stockholm, 2 Nov 1907. Debut as Alfio in Cavalleria Rusticana (Mascagni) 1935.
Teachers were Leo Blech, Louis Conde, John Forsell, Henry Jackson Norris, Torsten Lennartsson.
1983 FP of Christopher Rouse´s Rotae Passionis "Passion Wheels" for chamber ensemble. Boston Musica Viva, Richard Pittman conducting in Boston.
1985 FP of Michael Torke´s The Yellow Pages for chamber quintet, at Yale University by the Yale Contemporary Players in New Haven CT.
1989 FP of Libby Larsen´s Songs from Letters of Calamity Jane to her daughter, for soprano and orchestra, by soprano Mary Elizabeth Poorel in NYC.
1993 Death of American mezzo-soprano Marian Anderson. b-Philadelphia, 17 Feb 1899. Debut as Ulrica in Ballo in Maschera (Verdi) 9 Apr 1939. Teachers were Giuseppe Boghetti, Frank La Forge, Amanda Aldridge.
1994 Death of soprano Irene Eisinger. b-Kosel, 8 Dec 1903. Debut 1926. Teacher was Paula Mark-Neusser.