1844 Birth of French composer and organist Emile PALADILHE in Montpellier. d-Paris, 6 JAN 1926.
1844 Birth of German composer Karl GRAMMAN in Lubeck. d-Dresdin, 30 JAN 1897.
1849 Death of French guitarist and composer Francois de Fossa in Paris. b-Perpignan, 31 AUG 1775. Had long career as officer in French army.
1853 Death of Italian bass Filippo Galli. b-Rome, 1783. Debut 1801. Pupil was William Balfe. Created Assur in Semiramide (Rossini), Mustafa in Italiana in Algeri (Rossini), Selim Damelec in Turco in Italia (Rossini), Fernando Villabella in Gazza Ladra (Rossini), Maometto II in Maometto II (Rossini), Batone in Inganno Felice (Rossini), Asdrubale in Pietra del Paragone (Rossini), Duke in Torvaldo (Rossini), Henry VIII in Anna Bolena (Donizetti), Raimondo in Adele di Lusignano (Carafa), Cherubino in I Due Figaro (Carafa), Ernesto in Sonnambulo (Carafa), Mayor of Firenze in Isabella ed Enrico (Pacini), Giovanni in Corsaro (Pacini), Dottor Brobro in Belle Usi di Citta (Coccia), Olimpio in Finti Viaggiatori (Mosca L), Marforio in Bestie in Uomini (Mosca G), Filippo in Avviso al Pubblico (Mosca G), Zopiro in Maometto (Von Winter), Dandini in Agatina (Pavesi).
1858 Death of German composer Julius Reubkein in Pillnitz.
1858 Birth of German baritone Karl PERRON in Frankenthal. d-15 JUL 1928. Debut as Wolfram in Tannhauser (Wagner) 1884. Teachers were Julius Hey, Julius Stockhausen. Created Orestes in Elektra (Strauss). Baron Ochs in Rosenkavalier (Strauss). Jokanaan in Salome (Strauss). Photo
1861 Birth of Italian bass Vittorio ARIMONDI in Saluzzo. d-15 APR 1928. Debut in Guarany (Gomes) 1883. Created Pistol in Falstaff (Verdi).
1866 Birth of Ukranian soprano Maria MICHAILOVA in Kharkov, Ukraine. d-18 JAN 1943. Debut as Queen in Huguenots (Meyerbeer) 20 APR 1892. Teachers were Saint-Yves Bax, Selma Grening-Vilde, Sebastiano Ronconi.
1867 Birth of composer Bela Anton Szabados
1868 Birth of composer Lvar Henning Mankell
1868 Birth of Hungarian composer Georg JARNO in Budapest. d-Warsaw, 25 MAY 1920.
1872 Birth of Swiss mezzo-soprano Clotilde Bressler-Gianoli in Geneva. Debut as Delilah in Samson & Delilah (Saint-Saens) 1891. Teachers were G.Giacosa, Sebastiano Ronconi, Antonio Sangiovanni.
1875 Birth of Swiss contralto Clotilde BRESSLER-GIANOLI in Geneva. d-Geneva 12 MAY 1912.
1904 (?) Birth of American tenor Jan PEERCE in NYC. aka Pinchus Perlmutter. d-15 DEC 1984. Debut as Duke in Rigoletto (Verdi) 14 May 1938. Teachers were Giuseppe Boghetti, L Braun, Riccardo Dellora, Rozas. Search for Jan PEERCE
1904 Death of Polish tenor and vocal coach Daniel Filleborn. b-Warsaw, 7 NOV 1841. Debut in Alessandro Stradella (Flotow) 3 July 1862. Teachers were Quattrini, Francesco Lamperti.
1906 Birth of Italian tenor Alessandro ZILIANI in Busseto. d-12 FEB 1977. Debut as Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly (Puccini) 1929. Teacher was Alfredo Cecchi. Pupil was Angelo La Forese. Sang in FP of Vedova Scaltra (Wolf-Ferrari). Beatrice Cenci (Pannian). Pescatori (Napoli).
1907 Birth of composer Antonio Emmanvilovich Spadavecchia
1908 Birth of American soprano Ina SOUEZ in Windsor, CO. Souez was born Ina Rains to a family of Cherokee descent. Had unusual pop career with the Spike Jones comedy group. d-7 DEC 1992. Debut as Mimi in Boheme (Puccini) 1928. Teachers were Sofia Del Campo, Florence Hinrichs, Rudolfo Mele, Florence Lamont Hinman.
1912 Birth of Austrian bass-baritone Alois PERNERSTORFER in Vienna. d-12 MAY 1978. Debut as Biterolf in Tannhauser (Wagner) 1936. Teachers were Josef Krips, Theodor Lierhammer, Serzio Nazor. Created Willem & Court Attendant in Prozess (Von Einem).
1937 Birth of English soprano Valerie MASTERSON in Birkenhead. Debut as Frasquita in Carmen (Bizet). Teachers were Eduardo Asquez, Gordon Clinton, Sara Ceni, Adelaide Saraceni. Created 2nd Soldier's Wife in We Come to the River (Henze).
1937 Birth of American opera singer David HICKS in Philadelphia. d-NYC, 14 MAR 1986.
1939 Birth of American composer David STOCK in Pittsburgh.
1953 Birth of Australian soprano Marie ANGEL in Pinnaroo.
1953 Birth of English soprano Lynne DAWSON in York. Debut as Countess in Nozze di Figaro (Mozart) 1984. Teachers were Ellis Keeler, Rae Woodland.
1953 Birth of English soprano Elizabeth BYRNE in Lancashire. Debut as Alice in Falstaff (Verdi) 1981. Teacher was Frederic Cox, Gita Denise, Linda Vaughan. Created Bianca in Ines de Castro (Macmillan).
1953 Death of American composer Florence Beatrice PRICE in Chicago, IL. b-Little Rock, Arkansas, 9 APR 1887. The first African American woman to achieve prominence as a composer of classical music with over 300 works, including symphonies, chamber works and spiritual arrangements.
1988 FP of Michael Torke´s Copper for brass quintet and orchestra, at the Midland Festival. Empire Brass and the Detroit Symphony conducted by Stephen Stein in Midland, MI.
1990 Death of Czech soprano Zdenka Zikova. b-Prague, 6 Feb 1902. Debut as Micaela in Carmen (Bizet) 1919. Teacher was Bohumila Rosenkranzova. Pupils were Depoltova, Jehlickova.
1992 Death of Italian vocal teacher Ettore Campogalliani. b-1904. Pupils were Mariella Adani, Cecilia Albanese, Luigi Alva, Atsuko Azuma, Carlo Bergonzi, Laura Bocca, Garbis Boyagian,Fiorenza Cossotto, Margareta Elkins, Alain Fondary, Andrea Francois, Mirella Freni, Giorgio Grimaldi, Neil Howlett, Faviano Labo, Sophie Larson, Anna Maccianti, Julian Moyle, Dennis O'Neill, Luciano Pavarotti, Gianni Raimondi, Ruggero Raimondi, Renata Scotto, Giorgio TadeoRenata Tebaldi, Ivo Vinco, John Wakefield, Kenneth Collins, Giorgio Casellato Lamberti, Alessandro Corbelli, Edith Martel.
1999 FP of Tan Dun´s Concerto for Water Percussion and Orchestra ´In Memory of Toru Takemitsu´. Percussionist Christopher Lamb and the New York Philharmonic conducted by Kurt Masur at Lincoln Center in NYC.