1792 Opening of Teatro las Fenice in Venice, with final performance by tenor Gasparo Pacchiarotti.
1792 FP of Paisello's "I giuochi d'Agrigento" in Venice.
1793 Birth of Italian soprano and mezzo-soprano Benedetta Rosamunda PISARONI in Piacenza. d-6 Aug 1872. Debut 1811 in Rosa Bianca (Mayr). Teachers were Lodovico Marchesi, Moschini, Pacchiarotti,Pino, Giovanni Battista Velutti. Created Romilda in Romilda e Costanza (Meyerbeer). Almanzor in Esule di Granata (Meyerbeer). Lotario in Eufemie di Messina (Carafa). Adolfo in Sonnambulo (Carafa). Lauso in Antigone e Lause (Pacini). Serse in Temistocle (Pacini). Dejanira in Apoteosi D'Ercole (Mercadante). Argiro in Amici di Saracusa (Mercadante). Zomire in Ricciardo e Zoraide (Rossini). Malcolm in Donna del Lago (Rossini). Andromache in Ermione (Rossini). Sang in the FP of Nozze di Lammermoor (Carafa). Romito di Provenza (Generali).
1804 FP of Himmel's "Fanchon das Leiermädchen" Berlin.
1850 Birth of organist and composer Arthur Henry Mann. d- 1929
1851 FP of Auber's "Zéline ou La Corbeille d'oranges" in Paris with Maria
Alboni (c) (1823-1894) It.
1853 Birth of French tenor Alexandre TALAZAC in Bordeaux. d-26 DEC 1892. Debut as Selim in Statue (Reyer) 22 APR 1878. Teachers were Louis-Henri Obin, Saint-Yves Bax. Created Gerald in Lakme (Delibes). Des Grieux in Manon (Massenet). Hoffmann in Contes d'Hoffmann (Offenbach). Mylio in Roi D'ys (Lalo). Jean in Jean de Nivelle (Delibes).
1861 Birth of French tenor Albert ALVAREZ in Bordeaux. d-1 FEB 1933. Studied in Paris. Made his first appearance at the
Paris Opéra [Faust] Faust (1892). He sang at Covent Garden, for ten years. Sang [Nicias] in the FP of Thaïs. At CG he sang in the FP of
Massenet's Navarraise. At the Met he received $59,640 for forty
performances, his fee of $1,500 a performance compared favorably
with the $960 per performance paid the following season to the new
leading tenor, Enrico Caruso. He had a repertory of sixty roles. Recorded on the popular Mapleson Cylinders. MET Opera Début 18 DEC 1899 [Roméo] Roméo et Juliette, 3 seasons (1899-1900, 1901-03) 88 perf., 10 roles.
1861 Covent Garden debute of soprano Adelina Patti (1843-1919) Sp. [Amina] La Sonnambula.
1883 Birth of American tenor Rafaelo DIAZ in San Antonio. d-NYC 12 DEC 1943 of cerebral hemorrhage. Was the "Lone Star Tenor of the Lone Star State." MET Opera Début 5 JAN 1918 [Nicias] Thaïs, 13 seasons (1917-25, 26-30, 33-34) 187
perf., 23 roles, 18
1885 Birth of Danish soprano Tenna FREDERICKSEN in Copenhagen. d-16 MAR 1954. Debut 1906. Teachers were Jean De Reszke, J. L. Nyrop.
1887 Birth of Romanian mezzo-soprano Florica CRISTOFOREANU in Rîmnicu Sarat. d-Rio de Janeiro, 1 MAR 1960. Debut Lucia in Lucia di Lammermoor (Donizetti). Teachers were Bordrilla, Filippi, Vaneri. Created Mariola in Fra Gherardo (Pizzetti). Sang in FP of Madonna Imperia (Alfano). Vedova Scaltra (Wolf-Ferrari).
1892 Birth of Austrian-born, English tenor Richard TAUBER (Ernst Seiffert) in Linz. d-London, 8 JAN 1948. Debut Tamino in Zauberflote (Mozart) 2 MAR 1913. Teacher was Carl Beines. Created Totenhaus in Eroberer (Brangts-Buys). Hein in Fremde (Kaun). Goethe in Frederike (Lehar). Octavio in Giuditta (Lehar). Sou Chong in Land des Lachelns (Lehar). Sang in FP of Perlen der Cleopatra (Straus O). Fruhlingstraume (Weinberger).
1902 Birth of Polish tenor Jan KIEPURA in Sosnowiec. d-Harrison, NY 15 AUG 1966. MET Opera Début 10 FEB 1938 [Rodolfo] La Bohème, 3 seasons (1937-39, 41-42) 18 perf., 5 roles. Debut as Mountaineer in Halka (Moniuszko) 1924. Teachers were Waclaw Brzezinski, Tadeusz Leliva. Created La Grange in Prezione Ridicole (Lattuada). Stranger in Wunder der Helaine (Korngold).
1911 Birth of Swedish baritone Hugo HASSLO in Bohuslan. d-20 JAN 1994. Debut as Guglielmo in Cosi Fan Tutte (Mozart) 1940. Teachers were Joseph Hislop, Hjaldis Ingebjart.
1911 Covent Garden debut of French baritone Dinh Gilly (1877-1940) Verdi: [Amonasro] Aïda.
1912 Birth of German tenor Ernest WILHELM in Fusson. d-23 APR 1975. Debut 1941. Teacher was Paul Bender, Edith Lukaschik.
1949 Birth of Italian bass Ferrucio FURLANETTO in Pordenone, Sicily. MET Opéra Début 26 FEB 1980 [Grand Inquisitor] Don Carlo, 10 seasons
(1991-92, 95-96, 99-2000) through 2000, 90 perf., 11 roles, 10 works. Debut as Sparafucile in Rigoletto (Verdi) 1974.