1918 Birth of American composer George ROCHBERG in Paterson, NJ. d-Philadelphia, PA 29 MAY 2005.
1919 Birth of Polish tenor Arrigo POLA in Emilia. d-3 NOV 1999. Debut in Tosca 1945. Pupils were Luciano Pavarotti, Riccardo Zanellato, Vincenzo La Scola, Michele Pertusi. Created Townsend Harris in Black Ships (Yamaka).
1920 Birth of composer Issachar Miron
1921 FP of Giordano/Franchetti's "Giove a Pompei" Rome.
1924 Birth of German bass Oscar CZERWENKA in Lienz. d-Vienna, 1 JUN 2000. A painter,
studied voice. Début Graz [Hermit] Freischutz (1947); Vienna
Otello (1951); and remained there until (1986). Sang sixty roles. Debut as Hermit in Freischutz (Weber) 1947. Teachers were Otto Iro, Wilhelm Felden
Created Jacobowsky in Jacobowsky und der Oberst (Klebe). Veitlinger in Werbekleid (Salmhofer). Examining Judge / Thrasher in Prozess (Von Einem). Sang in FP of Irische Legend (Egk).
1924 FP of Ralph Vaughan-Williams' "Hugh the drover, or love in the stocks" London.
1926 Birth of American composer and teacher Kenneth GABURO, in Somerville, NJ.
1930 Birth of composer Yutaka Makino
1931 FP of Ralph Vaughan Williams' ballet Job, A Masque for Dancing in London.
1934 Birth of Finnish baritone Tom KRAUSE in Helsinki. Debut as Escamillo in Carmen (Bizet) 1959. Teacher was Arutjun Kotchinian. Created Bernard in St Francoise D'Assisse (Messiaen). Sang in FP of Zerrissene (Von Einem).
1937 Death of baritone Baptist Hoffmann. b-Garitz, 9 JUL 1864. Debut as Huntsman in Nachtlager von Granada (Kreutzer). Teachers were Julius Stockhausen, Frau Weinlich-Tripka. Pupil was Paul Bender. Created Emil Duval in Heirat Wider Willen (Humperdinck). Rathhenow in Roland von Berlin (Leoncavallo).
1940 Birth of Australian baritone Donald SHANKS in Brisbane. Created Maestro in Eighth Wonder (John).
1941 Polish statesman and musician, Ignace Jan Paderewski (1860-1941), was laid to rest temporarily within the U.S. Marine Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, DC. Remained there until 1992, when his body was returned to Poland.
1943 Birth of Italian bass-baritone Angelo Mario Giulio GOBBATO in Milan. Debut as Kecal in Bartered Bride (Smetana) 1965. Teachers were Albina Bini, Adelheid Armhold, Frederick Dalberg, Carlo Tagliabue, Anna Pistolesi.
1965 Opera diva Maria Callas gives her last stage performance,
singing Puccini's opera Tosca at Covent Garden.
1970 Birth of American composer Adam GREENE in Chicago, IL. Studied at Connecticut College. Won NACUSA Young Composer's Competition in 1994.
1982 Death of American tenor Frederick Jagel. b-Brooklyn, NY 10 JUN 1897. Debut as Rodolfo in Boheme (Puccini) 1924. Teachers were William Brady, Portanova, Castaldi. Pupils were Justino Diaz, Margaret Yauger.