1811 Birth of Polish tenor Julian Dobrski in Nowe, Poland. Died 2 May 1886, Debut as Almaviva in Barbiere di Siviglia Teacher :- C E Soliva Pupil :- Teodozja Friderici-Jakowicka Created Jontek in Halka (Moniuszko) Stefan in Haunted Manor (Moniuszko).
1838 Birth of English composer Whitney Eugene THAYER. d-1889. Gabriel Soulacroix Baritone Born 11 Dec 1853 Fumal Died 1905 Debut in Dragons de Villars (Maillart) 1878 Created Prior in Jongleurs de Notre Dame (Massenet) Gabriel in Pilote (Urich) Treocrite in Arethuse (De Montgomery) Myrrhon in Messeline (De Lara) Sang in premiere of Basoche (Messager).
1853 (1855 '56?) Birth of Welsh baritone David Thomas Ffrangcon-Davies in Bethesda, Gwynedd. Died 13 Apr 1919. Debut as Herald in Lohengrin (Wagner) 1890 Teachers :- Latter, Albert Randeggar, William Shakespeare.
1883 Death of Italian tenor Giovanni Mario. Born 17 Oct 1810 in Cogliari, Sardinia. Debut as Robert in Robert le Diable (Meyerbeer) 30 Nov 1838 Teachers:- Giulio Bordogni, Louis Ponchard, Giovanni Battista Rubini Ciro Pinsuti Pupil :- Fernando Valero Created Ernesto in Don Pasquale (Donizetti) Lodovico Martelli in Assedio di Firenze (Bottesini) Don Carlos in Don Carlos (Costa) Bravo in Bravo (Marliani) Federico in Don Desiderio (Poniatowski) Sang in premiere of Fantasma (Persiani) Corrado d'Altamura (Ricci F).
1892 Birth of Italian tenor Giacomo LAURI-VOLPI in Rome Died 17 Mar 1979 Debut as Arturo in Puritani (Bellini) 2 Sept 1919 Teachers:- Antonio Cotogni, Enrico Rosati Created Pedro in Anima Allegra (Vittadini). Search Giacomo LAURI-VOLPI .
1897 Birth of Austrian baritone Fritz Krenn in Vienna. Died 13 July 1963, Debut as Alfio in Cavalleria Rusticana (Mascagni) Teacher :- Otto Iro Created Clement de Jonghe in Rembrandt van Rijn (Von Klenau) Sang in premiere of Neues vom Tage (Hindemith). Search Fritz Krenn .
1899 Birth of Swiss tenor Max Meili. in Winterthur. d- 17 Mar 1970, Teacher :- Felix Von Kraus.
1906 Birth of Italian soprano Sara Scuderi Soprano Born 11 Dec 1906 Catania, Sicily. Died 24 Dec 1987 Debut as Desdemona in Otello (Verdi) 1925 Teacher :- Matteo Aderno Sang in premiere of Volte Della Vergine (Carmassi) Giulio Cesare (Malipiero).
1910 Birth of baritone Gunther Ambrosius. Died 18 Mar 1972, Teacher :- Julius van Raatz-Brockmann Sang in premiere of Kluge (Orff).
1918 Russian conductor Nikolai Sokoloff leads the first concert of the Cleveland Orchestra at Gray's Armory. A benefit for St. Ann's Church the program included Liszt's Les Préludes, Victor Herbert's American Fantasy, Bizet's Carmen Suite, two movements of Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 4, Liadov's Enchanted Lake.
1925 Birth of mezzo-soprano Bette Bjorling. Debut as Amneris in Aida (Verdi) 1947 Teacher :- Karin Branzell.
1928 Library of Congress organizes The Society of Friends of Music and presents it's first concert.
1929 Birth of Bulgarian tenor Peter Gougaloff in Welmgrad, Bulgaria. Debut as Turiddu in Cavalleria Rusticana (Mascagni) 1961 Teachers:- Christo Brambarov, Rudolf Dresslmair, Helge Roswaenge Sang in premiere of Dreyfus Die Affaire (Meier).
1929 Birth of mezzo-soprano Laime Andersone-Silare in Latvia. Pupil :- Ieve Kepe.
1935 Death of tenor Modest Menzinsky. Born 29 Apr 1875 in the village of Novosilky, which at the time was part of the Austrian Empire. Today, it is in Ukraine. Debut as Lionel in Martha (Flotow) 19 Sep 1901. Teachers:- Julius Stockhausen, Valerie Wysocki. Created Nan in Irrelohe (Schrecker).
1937 Birth of American composer Jan BACH in Forrest, IL.
1939 Birth of Japanese soprano Atsuko Azuma in Osaka. Debut as Suzel in Amico Fritz (Mascagni) 1963 Teachers:- Ettore Campogalliani, Giulio Tess, Fumiko Yotsuya Sang in premiere of Rashomon (Ludwig). Opera Arias
1941 Birth of English tenor Jeffrey Lawton in Oldham. Debut as Florestan in Fidelio (Beethoven) 1981 Teacher :- Patrick McGuigan.
1971 Death of Italian soprano Ina Maria Ferraris. Born 1882 in Milan. Died 11 Dec 1971, Debut as Philine in Mignon (Thomas) 1908 Teacher :- Vittorio Vanzo Created Lisette in Rondine (Puccini).
1976 Death of Italian tenor Francesco Merli. Born 27 Jan 1887 in Milan. Debut as Alvaro in Fernand Cortez (Spontini) 1916 Teachers:- Borghi, Negrini, Pupils :- Michele Molese, Primo Zambruno Created Baldo in Belfagor (Respighi) Fausto in Urania (Favara). Search Francesco Merli.
1996 Death of English soprano Gwen Catley. Born 2 Sep 1906 in London. Teachers:- Walter Hyde, Julian Kimbell, Mirskey, Bantock Pierpoint Pupil :- Joanne Michelle.
1999 Death of German soprano Hanne-Lore Kuhse. Born 28 Mar 1925 in Schwaan a municipality in the district of Bad Doberan, in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Germany. Debut as Leonora in Fidelio (Beethoven) 1951 Teachers:- Paul Lohmann, Charlotte Menzel, Helene Schlushnus Pupil :- Gunnar Gudbjornsson
2012 Death of Russian soprano Galina VISHNEVSKAYA. Debut in 1953 as Tatiana in Tchaikovsky's Eugen Onegin at Bolshoi Opera. m-Russian cellist and conductor M. Rostropovich in 1955. MET: Début: Nov. 6, 1961 [Aida] Aida, 2 seasons (1961-62, 74-75) 6 perf., 3 works. Search Amazon.com for Galina VISHNEVSKAYA