1905 Birth of baritone Bruce Dargavel in Briton Ferry. Died 1 Nov 1985
Teacher, E Herbert Caesari
1909 Birth of French composer and organist Gaston LITAIZE, blind, born in Menil-sur-Belvitte.
1914 Death of bass Pol Plancon. Born 12 Jun 1854 Fumay. Debut Joseph in Cinq Mars (Gounod) 1 Dec 1878
Teachers, Louis-Gilbert Duprez, Giovanni Sbriglia
Pupil, Paul Charles Rene Landormy
Created Garrido in Navarraise (Massenet)
Comte de Gormas in Cid (Massenet)
Friar Francis in Much Ado About Nothing (Stanford)
Sang in premiere of Elaine (Bemberg). Debut as Seneschal in Jean de Paris (Boieldieu) 1857
Pupil, Rita Fornia
1915 Birth of composer Kunio Toda
1919 Birth of French violinist Ginette NEVEU in Paris. d-Azores, 28 OCT 1949, in a plane crash. Poulenc re-wrote the final movement
of the Violin Sonata he had written for her.
1929 Birth of Dutch mezzo-soprano Cora Canne-Meyer in Amsterdam. Debut 1951
Teachers, Re Koster, Jan Keizer, N Perugia, Alfred Jerger
Created Marina in Pineda (Sauger)
Nerine in Monsieur de Pourceaugnac (Martin)
Sang in premiere of Francois Villon (Dresden)
Mere Coupable (Milhaud)
1930 Birth of composer Heinz Werner Zimmermann
1933 Birth of Hungarian-Swiss conductor and pianist Tamas VASARY in Debrecen.
1949 Death of Austrian born composer Karl Weigl in NYC at age 68. b-Vienna, 6
1952 Death of American tenor Riccardo Martin. Born 18 Nov 1874 in Kentucky. Debut as Faust in Faust(Gounod) Oct 1904
Teachers, Franklin Cannone, Beniamino Carelli, Jean de Reszke
Leon Escalais, Vincenzo Lombardi, Giovanni Sbriglia
Enrico Caruso, Oscar Saenger
Created Quintas in Mona (Parker)
1968 FP of Darius Milhaud's Music for New Orleans to celebrate the 250th anniversary of New Orleans in 1966, it was rejected. Aspen Festival in Colorado.
1969 Death of soprano Miriam Licette Born 9 Sep 1885 Chester. Died 11 Aug 1969
Debut as Cio Cio San in Madama Butterfly (Puccini) 1911
Teachers, Jean De Reszke, Mathilde Marchesi, Vincenzo Sabbatini
1974 Death of mezzo-soprano Maria Maksakova. Born 8 Apr 1902 in Astrachan. Debut as Amneris in Aida (Verdi) 1923
Teacher, Maximilian Maksakov
1984 FP of S. Rachmaninoff's opera Monna Vanna Act 1 orchestrated by Igor Buketoff, posthumously, at a concert performance in Saratoga, NY. In 1907 Rachmaninoff left it unfinished.
1985 FP of Han Werner Henze's realization of Monteverdi's opera Il ritorno d'Ulisse 'The Return of Ulysses' at the Salzburg Festival.
1988 Death of French opera designer, producer and director Jean-Pierre Ponnelle, in Munich at 56. b-Paris, 19 FEB 1932. Carmina Burana.
1995 Death of bass Karel Berman. Born 14 Apr 1919 Jindrichuv Hradec. Debut 1946
Teachers, Eugen Fuchs, Apollo Granforte
Created Charpeau in Lake Ukerve (Macha)
Dr Galen in White Disease (Andrasovan)
Sang in premiere of Invincible (Kalas)
2003 FP of Judith Weir's The Voice of Desire for voice and piano, with mezzo-soprano Alice Coote and pianist Julius Drakem at an afternoon BBC Proms concert at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.
2003 FP of Mark O'Connor's Violin Concerto No. 6 Old Brass. Academy of St. Martin in the Fields conducted by Kenneth Sillito, composer soloist at an evening BBC Proms concert at Royal Albert Hall in London.
2011 Death of Spanish violinist and conductor Jose Luis Garcia. b-25 February 1944.