1776 By decree of Empress Maria Theresa, a new opera house was erected on the site of the fire destroyed Ducal Theater of Milan...Santa Maria della Scala.
1789 Death of French composer and harpsichordist Jacques Duphly at age 74, in Paris. b-Rouen, 1715.
1798 Death of Italian composer Gaetano Pugnani in Turin. b-Turin, 27 NOV 173l.
1802 Birth of composer John Barnett
1818 Birth of composer Heinrich Esser
1826 Death of Teresa Brambilla Soprano Born 23 Oct 1813 Cassano D'Adda Died 15 July 1826 Debut 1831 Pupil, Terasina Brambilla-Ponchielli Created Gilda in Rigoletto (Verdi) Francesca Ruffo in Giovanni II (Coccia)
1826 Death of Giovanni Ansani Tenor Born 11 Feb 1744 Rome 15 July 1826 Debut 1768 Teachers, Manuel Garcia, Luigi Lablache
1849 Birth of composer Moritz Heuzenroeder
1852 FP of second version, in Italian, of Ludwig Spohr's opera Faust at Covent Garden in London.
1921 Birth of American composer and music professor Jack Hamilton BEESON in Muncie, ID. Studied at Eastman School of Music where his teachers included Howard Hanson, Burrill Phillips, and Bernard Rogers.
1926 Birth of composer John Arthur Neill Lambert
1928 Birth of Charles Anthony Tenor Born 15 July 1928 New Orleans Debut as Missail in Boris Godounov (Mussorgsky) 1954 Teachers:- Dorothy Hulse, Kathryn Long, Riccardo Picozzi, Giuseppe Ruisi
1928 Death of Karl Perron Baritone Born 3 Jun 1858 Frankenthal Died 15 July 1928 Debut as Wolfram in Tannhauser (Wagner) 1884 Teachers:- Julius Hey, Julius Stockhausen Created Orestes in Elektra (Strauss) Ochs in Rosenkavalier (Strauss) Jokanaan in Salome (Strauss)
1930 Death of violinist Leopold Auer at Loschwitz, near Dresden.
1933 Birth of English guitarist and lutenist Julian BREAM in London. A protégé of Segovia. Britten, Walton wrote music for him.
1949 Birth of Scottish composer Sir John CASKEN in Barnsley.
1950 Death of bass-baritone Emil Stiebel. Born 30 Jan 1876 in Stockholm. Debut 1902 Teachers, Gillis Bratt, Julius Gunther
1959 Death of Swiss-American composer Ernst Bloch, in Portland, Oregon. b-Geneva, 24 July 1880.
1959 Death of soprano Angelica Pandolfini. Born 21 Aug 1871 in Spoleto. Debut Marguerite in Faust (Gounod) 1894 Teacher, Massart Pupils, Mireille Berthon, Georges Thill Created Adriana Lecouvreur in Adriana Lecouvreur (Cilea)
1960 Death in NYC of American baritone Lawrence Tibbett, who retired 10 years earlier from the Metropolitan Opera at age 53. Debut as Levitsky in Boris Godounov (Mussorgsky) Nov 1923 Teachers, Joseph Dupuy, Frank La Forge, Basil Ruysdel, Ignaz Zitmorsky Created Don Juan in Don Juan De Manara (Goossens) Bradford in Merry Mount (Hanson) Caponsacchi in Caponsacchi (Hageman) Eadgar of Wessex in Kings Henchman (Taylor) Colonel Ibbetson in Peter Ibbetson (Taylor) Brutus Jones in Emperor Jones (Gruenberg)
1964 Death of mezzo-soprano Edna Thornton. Born 1875 in Bradford. Debut 1899 Teachers, Mme Lemmens-Sherrington, Charles Santley Created Fool's Mother in Perfect Fool (Holst)
1965 FP of Leonard Bernstein's Chichester Psalms at Philharmonic Hall. New York Philharmonic conducted by the composer. Camerata Singers and boy alto John Bogart. England FP on 31 JUL 1965. Bernstein attended at Chichester Cathedral, England.
1982 Death of bass Otto von Rohr. Born 24 Feb 1916 in Berlin. Debut as Sarastro in Zauberflote (Mozart) 1938 Teachers, Sergei Radamsky, Hermann Weissenborn
1984 Death of baritone Joachim Sattler. Born 21 Aug 1899 in Affoltersbach. Debut as Claudio in Liebersverbot (Wagner) Teacher, Karl Beines, Hans Schutz
1988 FP of John Harbison's Piano Sonata No. 1 In Memoriam Roger Sessions by pianist Robert Shannon at the Dorothy Taubman Piano Institute in Amherst, MA.
2000 Death of baritone Louis Quilico. Born 14 Jan 1925 in Montreal. Debut as Germont in Traviata (Verdi) 1953 Teachers, Walter Brunelli, Lina Pizzolongo, Martial Singher Pupils, Roelof Oostwoud, Gino Quilico, Paul Frey Sang in premiere of Coeurs de la Matiero (Jolivet) Mere Coupable (Milhaud).
2011 Death of American baritone Cornell MacNeil in Charlottesville, Va. b- 14 Sep 1922. BIO