1710 FP of BONONCINI: "Tigrane, re d'Armenia" Vienna (1710).
1772 Birth of composer Gottlob Benedikt Bierey
1780 Birth of composer Christian Theodor Weinlig
1786 Birth of composer Giacomo Cordella
1788 Mozart finishes a Symphony he began on June 27th, the popular 40th in g. K.550.
1798 FP of Cherubini: "L'Hôtellerie portugaise" Paris.
1814 Death of British composer, singer and promoter Charles Dibdin, in London. b-Southampton, 4 APR 1745.
1831 Death of Polish composer Maria Szymanowska in St. Petersburg, Russia. b-Warsaw, 14 DEC 1789.
1832 Birth of composer Simon Hassler
1847 FP of FESCA: "Der Troubadour" Furstenberg (1847).
1855 Birth of composer Edward Solomon
1867 Birth of French bass Marcel JOURNET in Grasse. d. Vittel, Sep. 7, 1933: MET: Début: Dec. 22, 1900, 8 seasons(1900-08) 225 perf. Debut as Balthasar in Favorita (Donizetti) 1891 Teachers, Louis-Henri Obin, Seneghetti Created Simon Magus in Nerone (Boito) Duke of Mendoza in Inez Mendo (Regnal (Baron D'Erlanger))
1878 Birth of German-American composer and pianist Heinrich GEBHARD in Sobernheim, Rhine Provence. d-North Arlington, NJ, 5 MAY 1963.
1878 (15th?) Birth of French conductor Louis Hasselmans, in Paris. d. San Juan, Puerto Rico, Dec. 27, 1957: He began as cellist, taking a first prize at the Conservatoire (1893). He was principal of the Concerts Lamoureux and a member of the celebrated Quatuor Capet before turning to conducting. From (1909-11), he was at the Opéra-Comique, and again (1919-22); Montreal in (1911-13); and at the Chicago Civic Opera (1918-19). MET: Début: Jan. 20, 1922, Faust, 15 seasons (1921-36) 534 perf., 19 works.
1880 Birth of Australian soprano Amy Castles in Melbourne. d. Fitzroy, Nov. 19, 1951. Born into a musical family. Melbourne début at the annual meeting of the Austral Salon (1899). Studied with Mme. Marchesi in Paris, début at St. James's Hall with Ada Crossley and Clara Butt (1901). sang at the Queen's Hall concerts in London and gave a command performance before King Edward VII (1906). appeared in Hamlet at Cologne, Gounod's Romeo and Juliet and Faust. Australian premiere of Puccini's Madame Butterfly. referred to as the Australian Nightingale. At the outbreak of war Castles returned to Australia where she completed a tour of the capital cities. She made her U.S. début at Carnegie Hall, New York (1917), as well as giving concerts for sick and wounded soldiers and opening her Manhattan home to visiting Australians. Williamson Grand Opera Company Castles toured Australia (1919 & 1925). She sang leading soprano roles at the Vienna Opera and was appointed Court Singer for the Hapsburg Court in Vienna.
1883 Birth of Italian pianist, composer and conductor of the Boston Pops 1927-29, Alfredo CASELLA, in Turin. d-Rome, 5 MAR 1947.
1894 Birth of BARANOVIC: Kresimir (con/comp/opera) (1894-1975) Croatian.
1894 Birth of French soprano Yvonne Printemps, in Ermont, Seine-et-Oise. d. Neuilly, nr Paris, Jan. 18, 1977:
1898 Birth of Italian soprano Maria Zamboni, in Peschiera. d. Mar. 25, 1976. Debut in Marguerite in Faust (Gounod) 1921 Teacher, M.Silva Created Liu in Turandot (Puccini) Maria in Staniero (Pizzetti)
1897 Birth of composer Hermann Ambrosius
1899 FP of BERUTTI: "Yupanki" Buenos Aires (1899); w/Enrico Caruso (t) (1873- 1921) It.
1903 Birth of composer Andre Fleury
1907 Birth of German composer Karl HöLLER in Bamberg. d-Hausham, Bavaria, Germany 14 APR 1987.
1907 FP of FALL: "Der fidele Bauer" operetta, Vienna (1907).
1909 Birth of Italian conductor Gianandrea GAVAZZENI in Bergamo. d-Feb. 5, 1996: MET: Début: Oct. 11, 1976, Il Trovatore, 1 season (1976-77) 8 perf., 1 work.
1922 Death of Polish-American composer and pianist Jaroslaw de Zielinski in Santa Barbara, CA. b-Lubycza Krolewska, 31 MAR 1844.