1905 (1908?)Birth of Italian mezzo-soprano and pianist Bruna CASTAGNA
in Bari near Milan. d-Pinamar, Argentina 10 JUL 1983. MET Photo. She had only three months vocal instruction before she made her opera début in Mantua as Nurse in Boris Godunov, 1925. Conductor Tullio Serafin offered a contract for performances at the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires where she sang for three seasons. La Scala 1925-28. In Barcelona as Carmen one of her signature roles. Verdi Requiem
and Beethoven Missa Solemnis, were recorded with Toscanini. MET Opera début 2 MAR 1936 as Amneris in Aida, 10 seasons.
1956 Leonard Bernstein named co-conductor of the NY Philharmonic with Dimitri Mitropoulos. Bernstein chronology.
1964 Death of American composer and lyricist Cole PORTER in Santa Monica, CA. b-Peru, IN 9 JUN 1891. Composer over 20
Broadway musicals including Kiss Me Kate, and songs such as
Let's Do It, Begin the Beguine, Anything Goes.Search Amazon.com for Cole PORTER