1703 J.S. Bach takes position of organist at Neuekirche in Arnstadt.
1718 Birth of composer Placidus Cajetan von Camerloher. d-1782
1746 Death of Italian singer Francesca de L'Epine in London. In England first Italian to sing in English. b-c. 1683.
1781 Birth of Austrian violinist, conductor and composer Michael UMLAUFF, in Vienna. Conducted for Beethoven after he became deaf. d-nr. Vienna, 20 JUN 1842.
1826 Birth of Italian soprano Adelaide Borghi-Mamo in Bologna. Died 29 Sep 1901 Debut as Urbino in Giuramento (Mercadante) 1846 Teacher, Francesca Festa Created Morna in Malvina di Scozia (Pacini) Odetta in Romilda di Provenza (Pacini)
1834 Birth of composer Elias Alvares Lobo
1853 Birth of Russian soprano Emiliya Karlovna Pavlovskaya in St Petersburg Died 23 Mar 1935 Debut 1873 Pupil, Dmitri Smirnov Created Maria in Mazeppa (Tchaikovsky) Kuma in Enchantress (Tchaikovsky)
1858 Birth of English opera compooser Isidor DE LARA (Cohen) in London, 1858; d. Paris, Sep. 2, 1935:
1861 Birth of composer Wilhelm Berger
1861 Death of English organist Vincent Novello in Nice. b-London, 6 SEP 1781.
1862 FP of Hector Berlioz' opera Beatrice and Benedict Berlioz conducting at the Neues Theater in Baden-Baden. The libretto, by Berlioz, is from Shakespeare's comedy Much Ado About Nothing.
1874 Birth of Venezuelan-French composer, conductor and music critic Reynaldo HAHN in Caracas. d-Paris, 28 JAN 1947. Brief Bio. Pupils, Georgi Boue, Jennie Tourel
1902 Birth of English pianist Solomon Cutner, known professionally as SOLOMON, in London. d-London, 2 FEB 1988.
1914 Birth of Hungarian conductor Ferenc FRICSAY in Budapest. d- Basel, 20 FEB 1963.
1915 Birth of American tenor Brian Sullivan, in Oakland, CA. d. Geneva, Switzerland, June 17, 1969: MET: Début Feb. 23, 1948 [Peter] Peter Grimes, 12 seasons (1947-57, 58-59, 60- 61) 161 perf., 20 roles, 19 works.
1915 Birth of American soprano Anne Brown in Baltimore. Teachers, Lotte Lehmann, Paul Althouse
1939 Birth of American soprano - mezzo-sporano Janis Martin, in Sacramento. MET: Début: Dec. 19, 1962 [Flora] La Traviata, 11 seasons (1962-65, 73- 75, 76-77, 88-90, 91-92, 93-94, 96-97) 147 perf., 23 roles, 20 works.
1940 Death of Italian tenor Alessandro Bonci. Born 10 Feb 1870 in Caseno nr. Bologna. Debut as Fenton in Falstaff (Verdi) Jan 1896 Teachers, Felice Coen, Enrico Delle Sedie, Carlo Pedrotti
1941 Birth of English mezzo-soprano Nuala Willis in London. Debut as Mother Goose in Rake's Progress (Stravinsky) 1977 Teachers, Gita Denise, David Harper, Peter Pears Created Mrs Van Hopper in Rebecca(Joseph) Madame Lena in Second Mrs Kong (Birtwistle) Ustinya in Family Affair (Grant)
1949 FP of Carl Orff's opera Antigone (ahn teh gon ee) in Salzburg at the Felsenreitschile. w/Hermann Uhde (b) (1914-1965) Ger. [Creon]; Res Fischer (m/s) (1896-1974) Ger.
1958 Death of Italian bass-baritone Louis D'Angelo. Born 6 May 1888 in Naples. Debut in Fanciulla del West (Puccini) Teacher, Michele Guarini Created Marco in Gianni Schicci (Puccini)
1959 Birth of Ukranian soprano Maria Guleghina, in Odesa. She studied at the Odesa Conservatory, and began her professional career in 1985, with the Minsk Opera. Western European debut in 1987, at La Scala, Milan, singing the title role in Tosca, [Amelia] Un Ballo in Maschera alongside Luciano Pavarotti. She has been particularly identified with the role of Tosca at the Metropolitan Opera, La Scala, Covent Garden, the Paris Opera, Vienna State Opera, the San Francisco Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, the Berlin and Hamburg Operas, and the opera houses of Florence and Rome. MET: Début Jan. 3, 1991 [Maddalena] Andrea Chénier, 6 seasons (19 90-91, 93-97, 98-99) 67 perf., 6 works.
1961 Birth of American composer Louis KARCHIN in Philadelphia PA.
1962 Death of American soprano Helene Noldi Alberti. Born 25 Feb 1874 in Chicago. Died 9 Aug 1962 Teacher, Mathilde Marchesi.
1963 FP of Lennox Berkeley's Four Ronsard Sonnets in London.