1757 Birth of Austrian-French pianist and piano manufacturer and publisher of sheet music, Ignaz PLEYEL. (Contributor Bill Fodor notes alternate bd 18 JUN 1757. Ignace Joseph Pleyel French pronunciation: [plɛjɛl], German pronunciation: [ˈplaɪ̯.l̩]; (18 June 1757 – 14 November 1831) was an Austrian-born French composer and piano builder of the Classical period. He composed minor works for the piano.
1799 Birth of Russian conductor and Imperial Choir director, Alexis LVOV, in St. Petersburg. Composer of national anthem God Save The Tsar.
1807 Birth of contralto Marietta BRAMBILLA in Cassano D'Adda. d-6 NOV 1875. Debut as Arsace in Semiramide (Rossini) 1827. Teacher was Benedetto Secchi. Pupil was Terasina Brambilla-Ponchielli (niece). Created Pieretto in Linda di Chamounix (Donizetti). Maffio Orsini in Lucrezia Borgia (Donizetti). Arturo in Rosmonda D'Inghilterra (Coccia). Paolo in Francesca da Rimini (Generali).
1815 Birth of composer Francesco Antonio Norberto Pinto
1819 Birth of English composer William Howard GLOVER in London. d-NYC, 28 OCT 1875.
1882 Birth of soprano Lydia LIPKOWSKA in Babino. d-22 MAR 1958. Debut as Gilda in Rigoletto (Verdi) 1906. Teachers were Natalia Iretskaya, Vittorio Vanzo. Pupils were Virginia Zeani. Sang in FP of Mori Di Valenza (Ponchielli).
1883 Death of composer Josef Fahrbach.
1889 Birth of soprano Yvonne BROTHIER in Ancerville. d-23 JAN 1967. Debut as Lakme in Lakme (Delibes) 1916. Teachers were Marguerite Long, Paul Vidal, Albert Wolff. Created Virginie in Virginie (Bruneau).
1926 Birth of American mezzo-soprano Gloria LANE in Trenton, NJ. Debut as Secretary in the FP of Consul (Menotti). Teacher was Elizabeth Westmoreland. Pupil was Pamela Scanlon, Christine Kelley, Francis Liska. Created Desideria in Saint of Bleeker Street (Menotti).
1926 Birth of Australian conductor and scholar Denis VAUGHAN. Founded Orchestra of Naples in 1972.
1939 Birth of Spanish tenor Giacomo ARAGALL in Barcelona. Debut as Gaston in Jerusalem (Verdi) 1963. Teachers were Vladimiro Badiali, Francisco Puig. aka Jaume Aragall y Garriga. MET Opera Début 19 SEP 1968 [Duke] Rigoletto, 5-seasons (1968/69, 1970-72, 1976-78) 38 perf. of 6 roles.
1939 Birth of Italian tenor Alberto RINALDI in Rome.
1942 (2nd?)Birth of English countertenor Paul ESSWOOD in Nottingham. Debut as Orimeno in Erismena (Cavalli) 1968. Teacher was Gordon Clinton. Pupil was Christopher Robson. Created Akhanaten in Akhanaten (Glass). Death in Paradise Lost (Penderecki).
1947 FP of Leroy Anderson's Irish Suite. Boston Pops, Arthur Fiedler conducting at Symphony Hall, Boston. Work was commissioned by the Eire Society of Boston for their annual 'Irish Night' at the 'Pops'.
1961 Death of Belgian baritone Tilkin Servais. b-Brussels, 28 MAY 1888. Debut 1913. Teacher was Desire Demest.
1976 Death of German soprano Elizabeth Rethberg. b-Schwarzenberg, 22 SEP 1894. Debut as Arsena in Zigeunerbaron (Strauss). Teacher was Otto Watrin. Created Helena in Aegyptische Helena (Strauss).
1976 Death of Swiss baritone Charles Panzera. b-Geneva, 16 FEB 1896. Debut as Albert in Werther (Massenet) 1919. Pupils were Xavier Depraz, Andree Esposito, Jacques Jansen. Howard Thain, Remy Corazza, Charles Ludwig. Created Apollon in Amphion (Honeggar).