1802 Death of French baritone Henri Larrivee. Born 9 Jan 1737 Lyon. Debut as Priest in Castor et Pollux (Rameau) 1755
Created Ubaldo in Armide (Gluck)
Hercules in Alceste (Gluck)
Agamemnon in Iphigenie en Aulide (Gluck)
Orestes in Iphigenie en Tauride (Gluck)
Danaus in Danaides (Salieri)
Ricimir in Ernelinde Princesse de Norvege (Philidor)
Orestes in Iphigenie en Tauride (Piccinni)
Orestes in Andromaque (Gretry)
Oreste in Electre (Lemoyne)
Sabinus in Sabinus (Gossec)
1804 FP of Boieldieu: "Abderkhan" St Petersburg (1804).
1815 Birth of German bass Karl Formes in Mulheim on Rhine Died 15 Dec 1889
Debut as Sarastro in Zauberflote (Mozart) 1841
Pupil, Dennis O'Sullivan
Created Plunkett in Martha (Flotow)
Rossona in Pietro il Grande (Jullien)
1881 Birth of Romanian composer George ENESCU in Liveni-Virnav. d-Paris, 4 MAY 1955.
1883 Birth of American baritone Reinald WERRENRATH in Brooklyn, NY. d. Platts, NY, Sep. 12, 1953: MET: Début Feb. 19, 1919
[Silvio] Pagliacci, 3 seasons, (1918-21) 9 perf., 3 roles. Debut as Silvio in Pagliacci (Leoncavallo) 1919
Teachers, David Bispham, Victor Maurel, F K Clark, Carl Dufft, A Mees
Percy Rector Stevens, George Werrenrath (father)
1887 Birth of composer Luckey Roberts. He was an American composer and stride pianist who worked in the jazz, ragtime, and blues styles.
1893 Death of Italian opera composer Alfredo Catalani at age 39, in Milan. b-Luca, 19 JUN 1854.
1896 Birth of Cuban composer of MalaguenaErnesto LECUONA in Havana. d-Canary Islands, 29 NOV 1963.
1902 Birth of tenor Nino Martini in Verona Died 9 Dec 1976
Debut as Duke of Mantua in Rigoletto (Verdi) 1925
Teachers, Maria Gay, Giovanni Zenatello
1903 Birth of Japanese composer Saburo MOROI in Tokyo. d-Tokyo, 24 MAR 1977.
1903 Birth of English soprano Margaret Ritchie, in Grimsby. d. Ewelme, Oxfordshire, Feb. 7, 1969: She studied at the
Royal College of Music. She soon established a reputation as a
concert singer and as principal soprano of the Intimate Opera
Company. Ritchie joined Sadler's Wells Opera [Dorabella] Così Fan
Tutte (1944); Glyndebourne (1946-7); English Opera Group (1947).
She became a teacher and founded a singers' summer school in Oxford
1903 Birth of Austrian soprano Maria Reining, in Vienna. d. Vienna, Mar. 11, 1991. Debut 1931
Pupil, Gabriele Fuchs
1906 Birth of composer Gerhard Frommel
1912 FP of Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 1 in Moscow. Prokofiev soloist.
1913 Death of Czech composer and cellist David Popper at age 69, in Baden, suburban Vienna. b-Prague, 9 DEC 1843.
1919 Birth of Finnish bass and composer Kim BORG in Helsinki. d.
Copenhagen, Apr. 28, 2000: MET: Début: Oct. 30, 1959 [Almaviva] Le
Nozze di Figaro, 3 seasons (1959-62) 39 perf., 7 roles. Debut as Colline in Boheme (Puccini) 1951
Teachers, Magnus Anderson, Heikki Teittinen, Andryeva Von Skilondz
Sang in premiere of Visitation (Schuller)
1920 Birth of Hungarian baritone Gyorgy Radnai. Debut as Tonio in Pagliacci (Leoncavallo) 1949
Teacher, Geza Laszo
1921 Birth of Czech born, American composer and conductor Karel HUSA in Prague.
1925 Birth of Spanish-born American composer Julián ORBON, in Aviles. Raised in Cuba. d-Miami Beach, FL 20 MAY 1991.
1946 Birth of American soprano Gail Robinson, in Meridian, MS. Has sung with the Chicago
Lyric, New Orleans, and Orlando Opera. MET: Aug. 21, 1967
[Swallow] The Happy Prince, 19 seasons (1966-67, 69-73, 74-88) 214
perf., 28 roles, 26 works. Debut as Lucia in Lucia di Lammermoor (Donizetti) 1967
Teachers, Robley Lawson, J Norvell Taylor
1947 Death of German tenor Karl Seydel. Born 14 Dec 1879 Dresden-Blasewitz. Debut 1907
Teacher, Enid Pinks
Sang in premiere of Der Mond (Orff)
1948 Death of German soprano Gertrud Runge. b. Brandenburg, 1880.
1948 Death of Hungarian contralto Lula Mysz-Gmeiner. b. Kronstadt,
Transylvania, Aug. 16, 1876; d. Schwerin. Teachers, Etelka Gerster, Emile Herzog, Ludwig Lassel, Lilli Lehmann
Raimund von zur Muhlen, Gustav Walter
Pupils, Peter Anders, Carla Henius, Gerda Lammers,Elisabeth Schwarzkopf
1949 Death of Spanish bass-baritone Emilio Sagi-Barba. Born 26 Mar 1876 in Barcelona. Sang in premiere of Golondrinas (Usandizaga)
1952 Birth of English pianist and conductor Ian HOBSON in Wolverhamton.
1954 Death of German tenor Curt Taucher. Born 25 Oct 1885 in Nurnberg. Debut as Faust in Faust (Gounod) 1908
Teacher, Heinrich Hermann
Created Menelaus in Aegyptische Helena (Strauss)
Aurelius Galba in Toten Augen (D'Albert)
1954 FP of FRANÇAIX: "Paris à nous deux" Fontainebleau (1954).
1970 Death of German-born American composer Ingolf Dahl at age 58, in Bernem Switzerland.
1973 Death of American bass Chase Baromeo. b. Augusta, 1893;
d. Birmingham, MI. MET: Début: Dec. 20, 1935 [Ramfis]
Aida, 3 seasons (1935-38) 46 perf., 9 roles. Debut in Forza del Destino (Verdi) 1922
Teachers, Carlo Schneider, Giuseppe Campanari
Pupils, Edward Allen Baird, Thomas Tipton, Alan Crofoot
1975 Death of Italian tenor Ettore Bergamaschi. Born 10 Feb 1884 in Bologna. Debut as Alvaro in Forza del Destino (Verdi) 1912
1977 FP Howard Hanson's Symphony No. 7 at Interlochen.
1981 FP of John Harbison's Piano Quintet, with Edward Auer, piano;, Ani Kavafian, violin; Walter Trampler, viola; Timothy Eddy, cello, at the Sante Fe Chamber Music Festival in New Mexico.