1740 Birth of Italian castrato Gasparo PACCHIEROTTI in Ancona. d-28 OCT 1821. Debut in Achille in Sciro (Gasmann) 1766. Teacher was Ferdinand Bertoni. Pupils were Francesca Festa, Benedetta Rosamunda Pisaroni. Created Julius Sabinus in Giulio Sabino (Sarti). Orestes in Ifigenia en Tauride (Jommelli). Sang in FP of Europa Riconosciuto (Salieri). Artaserse (Bertoni). Armida Abbandonata (Bertoni).
1759 FP of M. Arne's "The Heiress or the Antigallican" London.
1812 Death of Austrian composer, pianist and violinist Joseph Wolfl in London. b-Salzburg, 24 DEC 1773.
1815 FP of Generali's "L'impostore" Milan.
1825 FP of Herold's "Le Lapin blanc" Paris.
1841 Birth of Welsh composer Joseph PARRY in Merthyr Tydfil. d-suburban Cardif, 17 FEB 1903.
1926 Birth of English bass Forbes ROBINSON in Macclesfield. d-London, 13 MAY 1987. Debut as Monterone in Rigoletto (Verdi) 1954. Teachers were Hamilton Harris, Harry Shaw. Created Horaste in Troilus & Cressida (Walton). Priam in King Priam (Tippett). Black Jack in Beach of Falesa (Hoddinot).
1928 Birth of bass Karl-Christian KOHN in Losheim. Debut 1952. Teacher was Irene Eden. Created Mr White in Verlobung in San Domingo (Egk). Sang in FP of Elegy for Young Lovers (Henze). Aucassin und Nicolette (Bialas Gunther).
1929 FP of George Auric´s Les Enchantments a’alcine in Paris.
1931 Death of Spanish soprano Ofelia Nieto. b-Santiago de Compastela, 18 MAR 1898. Debut in FP of Maruxa (Vives). Teacher was Lorenzo Simonetti. Created Matilde in Esclava (Mauri). Sang in premiere of Caminate (Sanchez de Fuentes). El Avapies (Del Campo).
1932 FP of English pianist, composer and conductor Robert Sherlaw JOHNSON in Sunderland. Opera, "The Lambton Worm" (1975).
1933 Birth of Swedish conductor Ulf BJORLIN in Stockholm. d-of leukemia, 23 OCT 1993. Father of actress Nadia and supermodel Kamilla.