1756 FP of Conforto's "La ninfa smarrita" Aranjuez.
1758 FP of Conforto's "La forza del genio o sia Il pastor guerriero" Aranjuez.
1776 FP of Jommelli's "Ifigenia in Tauride" Naples. A revision by da Silva,
1790 FP of Paisello's "Zenobia in Palmira" Naples.
1792 Birth of French soprano Marie Sophie PONCHARD in Paris. d-19 SEP 1873. Debut as Iphigenie in Iphigenie en Aulide (Gluck) 1814. Teacher was Pierre-Jean Garat. Created Marguerite in Pre aux Clercs (Herold). Jeannie Deans in Prison D'Edimbourg (Carafa). Sang in FP of Emma (Auber). Timide (Auber). Cheval de Bronze (Auber).
1794 (23rd?) Birth of Czech composer, pianist and conductor Ignaz MOSCHELES in Prague. d-1870.
1795 FP of Dittersdorf's "Gott Mars und der Haupmann von Bärenzahn" singspiel,
1797 Birth of composer Johann Christian Lobe
1803 FP of Andreozzi's "Piramo e Tisbe" Naples.
1805 FP of Isouard "Le tour ou les rivaux inutiles par convention" Paris.
1808 Birth of composer Joaquim Casimiro Jr, composer
1811 FP of Dalayrac's "Le Poète et le musicien" Paris.
1826 FP of Auber's "Le timide, ou Le nouveau séducteur" Paris.
1828 FP of Bellini's "Bianca e Gernando" Naples. A revision "Bianca e Fernando"
1831 FP of Donizetti's "Francesca di Foix" Opera semiseria, Naples.
1846 FP of Albert Lortzing's opera Der Waffenschmied 'The Armorer', at the Theater an der Wien, in Vienna.
1853 Birth of composer Karl Fritjof Valentin
1862 Birth of English tenor Charles Courtice POUNDS in London. d-Surbiton, 21 DEC 1927. Debut 1881. Created Fairfax in Yeoman of Guard (Sullivan). Marco Palmieri in Gondoliers (Sullivan). Harry Benn in Boatswain's Mate (Smyth). Indru in Nautch Girl (Solomon).
1871 Birth of Canadian tenor Harry MACDONOUGH aka John Scantlebury Macdonald, in Hamilton, Ontario. d-NYC, 26 SEP 1931.
1883 Birth of Italian opera composer and conductor Riccardo ZANDONAI, in Sacco, Trentino. d-Pesaro, 5 JUN 1944. Opera, "La coppa del re" not perf. (c.1906) "L'uccelino"
(children's opera, 1907); "Il grillo del focolare" (after dickens's
The cricket on the Hearth, Turin, 1908); "Conchita" (Milan,
1911); "Melenis" (Milan, 1912); "Francesca da Rimini" (Turin,
1914); "La via della finestra" (Pesaro, 1919); "Giulietta e Romeo"
(Rome, 1922); "Il Cavalieri di Ekebù" (Milan, 1925); "Giuliano"
(Naples, 1928); "Una patita" (Milan, 1933); "La farsa amorosa"
(Rome, 1933); "Il bacio" (unfinished, 1940).
1883 Birth of English baritone, composer and opera producer Francis Clive Savill CAREY in Sible Hedingham, Essex. d-30 APR 1968. Teacher was Jean De Reszke. Pupils were Edward Byles, Edith Coates, Arnold Matters, Elsie Morrison, Alberto Remedios, Eric Shilling, Joan Sutherland, David Ward, Ruth Naylor, Rita Hunter, Elizabeth Van Rompaey, John Noble, Kenneth John Bowen, Margaret Nisbet, Sybil Scanes, Elsie Morison.
1883 Birth of Estonian-American composer and violinist Maurice Henry GOLDBLATT in Reval. d-2 MAR 1962.
1887 Birth of composer Gino Tagliapietra
1893 Birth of Polish-American soprano Rosa RAISA (née Rosa Burchstein) in Bialystok. d-28 SEP 1963.
1893 FP of Frontini's "Malia" Bologna.
1895 Birth of Hungarian violinist Yelly d'ARANYI in Budapest, grandneice
of violinist Joachim. Ravel and Bartok wrote works for her.
1899 FP of music by Frederick Delius at a concert at St. James Hall,
1901 FP of Standford´s "Much Ado about Nothing" London with Marie Brema
(m/s) (1856-1925) Eng. [Beatrice], Susanne Adams (s) (1872-1953)
U.S. [Hero], Putnam Griswold (bs) (1875-1914) U.S. [Renato].
1909 Birth of American classical and jazz clarinetist and band leader Benjamin David Goodman aka Benny GOODMAN in Chicago. d-NYC, 13 JUN 1986. World reknown jazz band leader and clarinetist but there was a classical-music side to Goodman. Classically trained and firmly grounded in musicianship and technique, he loved to play chamber music, particularly that of Johannes Brahms, with his daughter.
1910 FP of Pierné's "On ne badine pas avec l'amour" Paris.
1912 Birth of Estonian composer and pianist Lydia AUSTER in Petropavlovsk, Kazakstan. d-Tallin, 3 APR 1993.
1913 Birth of composer Cedric Thorpe Davie
1920 Birth of American bass-baritone George LONDON aka Burnstein or Burnson in Montreal. d-Armonk, NY., 24 MAR 1985. MET Opera Début, 13 NOV 1951. [Amonasro] Aida, 15 seasons (1951-
66) 262 perf. 23 roles, 20 works. Debut as Dr Grenvil in Traviata (Verdi) 1941. Teachers were Richard Lert, Paola Novikova, Enrico Rosati, Nathan Stewart, Hugo Strelitzer, Albert Lindquest. Pupils were Jeannine Altmeyer, Dana Talley.
1923 Death of French composer Camille Chevillard in Chatou, aged 63. b-Paris,
14 OCT 1859.
1932 Birth of composer Seppo Antero Yrjonpoika Nummi
1936 Birth of bass-baritone Mark VENTO in Ollioules. Debut Nilakhanta in Lakme (Delibes) 1959. Teachers were Jean Giraudeau, Louis Noguera, Mme Shauny-Lasson. Created Monsieur Henri in Eurydice (Damase). Claudius in Hamlet (Bentiou).
1940 Birth of soprano and opera director Olivia STAPP. MET Opera Début, 7 DEC 1982 [Lady
Macbeth] Macbeth, 4 seasons (1982-83, 84-85, 87-88, 89-90) 12 perf.,
4 works. Debut in Carmen 1972. Sang FP Eroberung von Mexico (Rihm).
1941 Birth of Italian soprano Rita TALARICO in Rome. d-12 MAR 1995. Debut in Matrimonio Segreto (Cimarosa) 1965.
1941 Death of Sweish baritone and teacher John Forsell. b-Stockholm 6 NOV 1968. Debut as Figaro in Barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini) 1896. Teachers were Julius Gunther, Signe Hebbe, Anders Willman. Pupils were Joel Berglund, Einer Beyron, Jussi Bjorling, Sigurd Bjorling, Leon Bjorker, Carl-Axel Hallgren, Folke Jonsson, Gosta Kjellertz, Einar Larsson, Gurli Lemon-Bornhard, Magna Lykseth-Scherfven, Margit Mandahl, Arne Ohlson, Martin Oscar, Oscar Ralf, Torsten Ralf, Aksel Schiotz, Set Svanholm.