1894 FP of AUDRAN's "L'enlèvement de la Toledad" Paris.
1896 Birth of American tenor Frank FOREST in St. Paul MN. d- Santa Monica, 23 DEC 1976. His opera career primarily in in Europe, however he was featured in several Hollywood movies, I'll Take Romance, The
Count of Luxembourg, and The Big Broadcast of 1937. He founded the Empire State Music Festival, producing
the U.S. premiere of Pizzetti's Assassinio nella Cattedrole.
1902 Birth of soprano Maria Gentile. d. May 18,
1993. Début [Gilda] Rigoletto (1924).
1932 Birth of American composer Gundaris PONé. Founded Pone Ensemble for New Music, Inc. based in the Hudson Valley. Promoted and performed 20th Century music, primarily living American composers. d-1994.
1933 Birth of French soprano Françoise Garner, in Nérac. MET Début: Apr. 4,
1984 [Constanze] Die Entführung aus dem Serail, 2 seasons (1983-84,
86-87) 3 perf., 2 works.
1937 FP of GRUENBERG's "Green Mansions" CBS radio network broadcast.