1876 Birth of Italian soprano Rosina STORCHIO in Venice. d-Milan, 24 JUL 1945. Debut as Micaela in Carmen (Bizet) Oct 1892. Teachers were Fatuo, Alberto Giovannini, Melchiorre Vidal. Pupils were Gina Cigna, Maseia Predit, Franca Somigli. Created Cio Cio San in Madama Butterfly (Puccini). Zaza in Zaza in (Leoncavallo). Mimi in Boheme (Leoncavallo). Lodoletta in Lodoletta (Mascagni). Stephania in Siberia (Giordano). Search for Rosina STORCHIO
1896 Birth of Swedish mezzo-soprano Kerstin THORBORG in Hedemora, Sweden. d-Falun, 12 APR 1970. MET Opera Début: 21 DEC 1936, [Fricka] Die
Walküre, 13 seasons (1936-46, 47-50) 350 perf., 20 works. Debut as Ortrud in Lohengrin 23 MAY 1924.
1901 Birth of composer Ivo Cruz
1908 Birth of Italian soprano Gianina Perea LABIA in Milan. d-9 JUN 1994.
1931 Birth of Swiss tenor Eric TAPPY in Lausanne. Debut as Zoroastre in Zoroastre (Rameau). Teachers were Maria Carpi, Fernando Carpi, Eva Liebenberg, Ernst Reichert. Pupils were Guy De Mey, Catherine Dubosc. Sang in FP of Monsieur de Pourceaugnac (Martin).
1932 FP of D. Shostakovich's incidental music for Shakespeare's Hamlet at the Vakhtangov Theater in Moscow.
1939 Birth of American conductor George POSEL in Cleveland. d-NYC, 7 SEP 1984. Was a rehearsal pianist at the
Met directly out of Indiana University. Was a coach, mentor and
friend to many artists. Conducted at Sydney and Basel
1939 FP of H. Cowell's Return for 3 percussionists and wailer. John Cage Percussion Group at the Cornish School in Seattle, WA.
1940 Death of baritone Dinh Gilly. b-Algiers, 19 JUL 1877. Debut as Priest in Sigurd (Reyer) 1897. Teacher was Antonio Cotogni. Pupils were John Brownlee, Reginald Bussell, Robert Easton, Edith Furmedge, Dora Labette, Dennis Noble, Samuel Rabin, Elisabeth Schwiller, Hilbert Vavra, Walter Widdop. Created Sonora in Fanciulla del West (Puccini). Mesphar in Pyrame et Thysbe (Tremisot). Pradea in Cozbar (Ferrari).
1941 Birth of French mezzo-soprano Jocelyne TAILLON, aka Jocelyn Taillon, in Doudeville. d-2004. MET Opera Début, 29 NOV 1979 [Blind Woman] La Gioconda, 6 seasons (1979-80, 81-84,
85-86, 87-88) 58 perf., 8 works. Debut as Nurse in Ariane et Barbe Bleu (Dukas) 1968. Teachers were Suzanne Balguerie, Germaine Lubin. Created Demeter in Rapt de Persephone (Bon).
1953 Death of tenor Frank Mullings. b-Walsall, 10 MAY 1881. Debut as Faust in Faust (Gounod) 1907. Teachers were George Arnold Breeden, Fred W. Beard. Pupils were Eric Bowler, Joyce Gartside, Dorothy Reid, Frederick Westcott. Created Apollo in Alkestis (Boughton). Sang in FP of Critic (Stanford).
1959 Death of German soprano Margarete Teschemacher. b-Cologne, 3 MAR 1903. Debut as Micaela in Carmen (Bizet) 1924. Created Daphne in Daphne (Strauss). Miranda in Zauberinsel (Sutermeister).
1960 FP of Bliss' "Tobias and the Angel" on BBC-TV, London.
1963 Death of Hungarian mezzo-soprano Margarethe Matzenauer. b-Temosvar Hungary, 1 JUN 1881. Debut as Puck in Oberon (Weber) 15 Sep 1901. Teachers were Franz Emmerich, Antoine Mielke, Ernst Preuse, Georgine van Januschowsky. Pupils were Blanche Thebom, Nell Tangeman. Created Margarita in Quattro Rusteghi (Wolf-Ferrari). Eros in Eros und Psyche (Zenge). Sang in FP of Sancho (Jacques-Dalcroze). Musenfranz (Kossler). Vaterunser (Rohr).
1967 FP of Ginastera's "Bomarzo" Washington, DC. With Salvador Novoa (t)
Mex. [Orsini]; Brent Ellis (b) [Girolamo].