1842 Birth of Norwegian composer Rikard NORDRAAK in Oslo, Norway. d-Berlin, Germany 20 MAR 1866.
1848 Birth of German composer Fritz SEITZ in Günthersleben, Germany.
1849 Death of Italian soprano Angelica Catalani. b-Senigallia, 10 MAY 1780. Debut in Lodoiska (Mayr) 1797. Teachers were Antonio Catalani, Girolamo Crescentini, Lodovico Marchesi, Pietro Morandi. Pupils were Laure Cinti-Damoreau, Fanny Corri-Paltoni. Created Marietta in Caccia di Enrico IV (Pucitta). Semiramide in Semiramide (Portogallo). Faccennia in Baccanali di Roma (Nicolini). Ifigenia in Ifigenia in Aulide (Mosca G). Giulia in Vestale (Pucitta). Sang in FP of Tre Sultane (Pucitta). Aristodemo (Pucitta). La Principessa in Campagna (Pucitta).
1854 Birth of French bass Pol PLANCON in Fumay, Ardennes. d-Paris, 11 AUG 1914. Made French début in Lyons [St Bris] Les Huguenots (1877). He sang in the French provinces thensang with the Paris Opera (1883-93). Mephistopheles in Faust. Covent Garden début in (1891), returning every season until (1904). Plançon known for bel canto singing, and he made more than sixty recordings, between (1902-08). MET Opera Début 29 NOV 1893 [Jupiter] Philémon et Baucis, 12 seasons (1893-97, 98-1901, 03- 08) 614 perf., 36 roles, 32 works. Joseph in Cinq Mars (Gounod) 1 Dec 1878. Teachers were Louis-Gilbert Duprez, Giovanni Sbriglia. Pupil was Paul Charles Rene Landormy. Created Garrido in Navarraise (Massenet). Comte de Gormas in Cid (Massenet). Friar Francis in Much Ado About Nothing (Stanford). Sang in FP of Elaine (Bemberg).
1874 Birth of composer Willem Louis Frederic Landre
1876 Birth of composer Narciso Garay
1877 Birth of Italian bass Vanni MARCOUX in Turin. d-22 OCT 1962. Debut as Sparafucile in Rigoletto (Verdi) 1894. Teachers were Frederick Boyer, Callini, Taverna. Pupils were Andre Huc-Santana, Serge Rallier, Gerard Souzay. Created Seraphin Flambeau in Aiglon (Honeggar / Ibert). Panurge in Panurge (Massenet). Guido Colonna in Monna Vanna (Fevrier). Sang in FP of Lorenzaccio (Moret). Oracolo (Leoni).
1881 Birth of composer Juan de Hernandez
1885 Birth of German-American composer Werner JOSTEN, in Elbereld.
1888 ('85?) Birth of German-American composer Werner JOSTEN in Eberfeld Germany. d-1963.
1888 Birth of German baritone John GLAESER in Berlin. d-29 MAY 1968.
1890 Birth of Italian conductor Giuseppe BAMBOSCHEK in Trieste. d-NYC, 23 JUN 1969. MET Opera Gala Performance 14 APR 1918, 11 seasons (1917-18, 1919-29) 264 perf. of 31 works.
1905 Composer Gabriel Faure takes position of director of Paris Conservatory.
1907 Birth of composer Giorgio Nataletti
1909 Birth of composer Mansel Treharne Thomas
1911 FP in Europe of Puccini's "La Fanciulla del West" with Giovanni Martinelli in Rome.
1912 Birth of Italian soprano Maria CARBONE in Naples. Debut as Margherita in Mefistofele (Boito) 1932. Pupils were Maria Chiara, Breda Kalef, Renzo Casellato, Pietro Bottazzo.
1912 Birth of American composer Red McLEOD in Minnesota.
1913 FP of Florent Schmitt's ballet La Tragédie de Salomé 'The Tragedy of Salome'. Ballet Russe, Pierre Monteux conducting at the Théâtre des Champes-Elysées in Paris.
1914 Birth of French composer Maurice OHANA, in Casablanca. d-Paris, 13 NOV 1992.
1917 Death of Venezuelan composer, pianist, conductor and singer, Maria-Teresa Carreño, at age 63, in NYC.
1917 FP of Hans Pfitzner's opera Palestrina, Bruno Walter conducting in Munich. Maria Ivogün as [Ighino], and Paul Bender (bs) [Pope Pius V.] Fritz Feinhals (b) (1869-1940) Ger. and Friedrich Brodersen (b) (1873-1926) Ger.
1919 Death of Russian bass Leonid Georgiev Yakovlev. b-Cherson, 12 APR 1858.
1922 Birth of composer Leif Thybo
1923 FP, in concert, of William Walton's Facade. [24 JAN 1922 FP of William Walton's Facade, with Dame Edith Sitwell reading her poems. 27 APR 1926 FP of William Walton's Facade with reading of Dame Edith Sitwell's poems, in London.]
1924 Birth of Swedish soprano Stina-Britta MELANDER in Stockholm. Debut 1947. Teachers were Karl Dobrowen, Karl Nygren-Kloster, Andrjeva von Skilondz. Created Formica in Ameise (Ronnefeld). Rosamunde in Rosamunde Floris (Blacher).
1925 Birth of German baritone Wilfried LINDNER in Dresden.
1925 Death of Italian baritone and vocal coach Gustave Garcia. b-Milan, 1 FEB 1837. Debut as Don Giovanni in Don Giovanni (Mozart). Teacher was Manuel Garcia Jr (father). Pupils were George Baker, Bataille, Bucine, Tudor Davies, Walter Hyde, Alberto Garcia (son), Florence Taylor, Harry Dearth, Arthur Wynn, Louise Kirkby Lunn, Martyn Green. The Garcia Family
1926 FP of Karol Szymanowski's opera King Roger at the Teatr Wielki, in Warsaw.
1928 FP of Igor Stravinsky's ballet Apollon Musagete in Europe, choreography by Georges Balanchine at the Sarah Bernhardt Theater in Paris.
1929 Birth of German baritone Wilfried LINDNER in Dresden. Sang in FP of Marike Weiden (Greisbach K-R).
1932 Birth of South African soprano Mimi COERTSE in Durban. Debut as Flowermaiden in Parsifal (Wagner) 1955. Teachers were Josef Witt, Amee Parkerson, Maria Hittorff.
1933 Birth of American composer and organist Hal H. HOPSON in Mound, TX.
1952 FP of Leonard Bernstein's chamber opera Trouble in Tahiti at Brandeis University's Festival of the Creative Arts, Bernstein conducting.
1952 Birth of Scottish composer and conductor Oliver KNUSSEN in Glasgow.
1952 FP of Bernstein's "Trouble in Tahiti" Waltham, MA.
1953 Birth of Italian soprano Lucia ALIBERTI in Messina, Sicily. MET Opera Début 20 OCT 1988 [Lucia] Lucia di Lammermoor: 1 season (1988-89) 6 perf., 1-role.
1960 Death of Bulgarian tenor Armand Tokatyan. b-12 FEB 1896. Debut as Des Grieux in Manon Lescaut (Puccini) 1921. Teachers were Nino Cairone, A Wolf. Pupil was Marcella Reache.
1961 FP of Bohuslav Martinu's opera The Greek Passion in Zürich.
1962 FP of Toshiro Mayuzumi's symphonic poem Samsara in Tokyo.
1962 Death of British composer John Ireland at age 82 in Rock Mill, Washington-Sussex, England. b-Bowdon, England 13 AUG 1879.
1964 FP of Benjamin Britten's opera Curlew River in Orford Church, Aldeburgh. Peter Pears (t) (1910- 1986) Eng. [Madwoman]; composer conducting.
1969 Death of American soprano Saramea Endlich. b-Steubenville, OH 1929. Teachers were Emmy Joseph, Winifred Cecil.
1971 FP of Schubert's "Sakuntala" opera, only sketches for Acts I & II; Vienna.
1974 FP of Elie Siegmeister's String Quartet No. 3 on Hebrew Themes. Vieuxtemps Quartet in suburban Philadelphia's Elkins Park, PA.
1987 FP of Morton Feldman's For Samuel Beckett. Chamber ensemble, in Amsterdam.
1988 Death of Belgian composer Marcel Poot in Brussels, Belgium. b-Vilvoorde, Belgium 7 MAY 1901.
1989 Death of French composer Henri Sauguet in Paris. b-Bordeaux, France 18 MAY 1901.
2002 FP of Jennifer Higdon's Concerto for Orchestra. American Symphony Orchestra League National Convention. Philadelphia Orchestra, Wolfgang Sawallisch conducting, in Philadelphia.
2004 Grand Court Organ Day. Centennial celebration of the construction of the Wanamaker organ in Philadelphia, PA. Built by the Los Angeles Art Organ company for the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair. Wanamaker Organ.