1826 Death of Irish tenor Michael Kelly, a friend of Mozart and Haydn, in
Vienna, (Margaye?). He sang the roles of Don Basilio and Don Curzio at the FP of The Marriage of Figaro. b-Dublin, 25 DEC 1762.
1919 Birth of German soprano Irmgard SEEFRIED in Kongetried, Bavaria. d-Vienna, 24 NOV 1988. Studied with her father, then at the Augsburg
conservatory, début Aachen Stadttheater as Priestess in Aida in 1940. She was an admired Lieder singer. MET Opera début, 20 NOV 1953, Sussana
Le Nozze di Figaro, 1 season, 1953-54.
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1936 Birth of American conductor Richard Paul KAPP in Chicago. He founded and led the Philharmonia Virtuosi, a chamber orchestra, and released a series of classical "greatest hits" records. He died at his home in Danbury, CT at the age of 69 from effects of cancer on Sunday June 4, 2006. Kapp was a founding member of MUSIClassical group. NY Times Obit.Search Amazon.com for Richard KAPP
1987 FP of John Corigliano's Campane di Ravello 'Bells of Ravello' for orchestra by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Kenneth Jean conducting, as a birthday tribute to CSO conductor Sir Georg Solti, in Chicago. CD-John Corigliano: Creations And Other Works
1992 FP of David Ott's Symphony No. 3, by the Grand Rapids Symphony, Catherine Comet conducting in Grand Rapids, MI.