1735 FP of Rameau's opera Les Indes Galantes by Paris Opera.
1784 FP of Giovanni Paisiello's opera Il Re Teodoro in Venezia in Vienna.
1794 FP of GRÉTRY: "Denys le turan, maître d'école à Corinthe" Paris (1794).
1802 Birth of baritone Eugene Massol in Lodeve Died 30 Oct 1887
Debut as Licinus in Vestale (Spontini) 1825
Created Cosse in Huguenots (Meyerbeer)
Herald of Arms in Robert le Diable (Meyerbeer)
Rudolph in William Tell (Rossini)
Severo in Poliuto (Donizetti)
Abayaides in Dom Sebastian de Portugal (Donizetti)
Ashaverus in Juif Errant (Halevy)
Herald in Ivanhoe (Rossini)
Reuben in Enfant Prodique (Auber)
1802 Death of German singer and actress Corona Elizabeth Schroter in Ilmenau. b-Guben, 14 JAN 1751.
1814 FP of Spontini: "Pélage, ou Le Roi et la paix" Paris, 1814.
1835 FP of Rameau: "Les Indes galantes" opéra-ballet, Paris (1735).
1837 FP of THOMAS: "La double échelle" Paris (1837).
1879 Birth of Latvian organist and composer Alfreds (sic) KALNINS in Zehsis. d-Riga, 23 DEC 1951. He was father of Janis Kalnins and
was one of Latvia's most prominent musicians of his time.
1886 Death of Cuban tenor Marcos Cubas. d. Buenos Aires.
1886 Birth of composer Gottfried Rudinger.
1893 Birth of composer Roy Agnew
1894 Birth of Heinrich Tessmer Tenor
Born 23 Aug 1894 Berlin Died 31 Mar 1960
Teachers, Eduard Habich, Hermann Jadlowker
1894 FP of FLORIDIA: "Maruzza" Venice (1894).
1898 Death of Irish composer, conductor and singer Joseph Robinson in Dublin. b-Dublin, 20 AUG 1815.
1900 Birth of Austrian-American composer, writer, professor, conductor and pianist
Ernst KRENEK in Vienna. He studied composition with Franz Schreker first in Vienna and
then in Berlin. He was married briefly to Anna Mahler, daughter of composer
Gustav Mahler. d-Palm Springs, CA, 22 DEC 1991.
1902 Death of Teresa Stolz Soprano
Born 5 June 1834 Elbekosteletz Bohemia Died 23 Aug 1902
Teachers, Cabouna, Francesco Lamperti, Giovanni Battista Gordigiani
Sang in premiere of Requiem Mass (Verdi)
1903 Birth of British-American violist-violinist William PRIMROSE in
Glasgow. Primrose Quartet, NBC Symphony Orchestra. d-Provo, UT 1 MAY 1982.
1905 Birth of British composer, conductor and writer Constant LAMBERT
in London. d-London, 21 AUG 1951.
1906 FP of R. Vaughan-Williams' Norfolk Rhapsody, in London.
1907 Birth of Anzellotti, Alba (s) It. b. Rome, Aug. 23, 1907;
1910 Birth of Caselotti, Louise (c) (1910-1999) (88) d. Malibu,
CA, July 13, 1999:
1913 FP of Sergei Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No. 2 at Pavlovsk, conducted by A.P. Aslanov, composer was soloist. Second version premiered 8 MAY 1924. Serge Koussevitzky conducting, Prokofiev was soloist in Paris.
1914 Birth of English composer Harold TRUSCOTT in Seven Kings, Ilford. d-Deal, Kent, 7 OCT 1992.
1915 FP of HERBERT: "Princess Pat" Operetta, Atlantic City (1915).
1917 Birth of American mezzo-soprano Inez Matthews.
1919 FP of BERUTTI: "Los Heroes" Buenos Aires (1919).
1923 (26th?)Birth of German opera conductor Wolfgang SAWALLISCH in Munich. Vienna Symphony (1960-70). Philadelphia Orchestra (1990-2003).
1924 Birth of Bulgarian composer Georgi TUTEV in Sofia. d-Sofia, 13 SEP 1994.
1924 Birth of composer Edvard Fliflet Braein
1925 Birth of composer Sulkhan Fyodorovich Tsintsadze
1927 Birth of English baritone Raimund Herincx. Debut as Figaro in Nozze di Figaro (Mozart) 1950
Teachers, Giovanni Valli, Van Dyck, Vida Harford, Samuel Worthington
Pupils, Nicholas Fulwell, Rodney Gibson, John Riley-Schofield
Created Faber in Knot Garden (Tippett)
Old Man in Purgatory (Crosse)
Justice Statute in What d'ye Call It (Tate)
White Abbot in Taverner (Maxwell Davies)
Governor in We Come to the River (Henze)
Segura in Our Man in Havana (Williamson)
1928 Birth of composer Gerd Natschinski
1929 Birth of German bass-baritone Franz-Ferdinand Nentwig, in Duisburg. MET:
Début: Jan. 14, 1980 [Pizarro] Fidelio, 6 seasons (1979-80, 81-85,
87-88) 40 perf., 9 works.
1929 Birth of American bass Elfego "Beans" Esparza, in El Rancito,
TX, d. Oct. 21, 1991: MET: Nov. 10, 1964
[Sacristan] Tosca, 3 seasons (1964-67) 34 perf. 10 roles.
Teachers, Sergei Radamsky, Enzo Mascherini.
1935 Birth of American composer Loren RUSH in Fullerton, CA.
1937 Death of French composer Albert Roussel in Royan. b-Tourcoing, 5 APR 1869.
1938 Birth of Italian soprano Celestina Casapietra
1938 Birth of composer Roger Greenaway
1939 Birth of soprano Barbara Vogel, in Pritzwalk
Debut as Barbarina in Nozze di Figaro (Mozart) 1963
Teachers, Hugo Dietz, Ira Hartmann, Margarethe von Winterfeldt
Sang in premiere of Ophelia (Kelterborn)
1939 Birth of Celestina Casapietra Soprano
Born 23 Aug 1939 Genoa
Debut in Meses Mariano (Giordano) 1963
Teachers, Gina Cigna, Mario Vasquez D'Aceno
1940 Birth of Dutch baritone Lieuwe Visser, in Diemen Holland. Debut as Basilio in Barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini) 1973
Teachers, Giorgio Favaretto, Jo van de Meent
Created Basil Hallward in Dorian Gray (Kox)
Man in Naam van de Maan (Olthuis)
Kaspar in Axel (De Leeuw / Van Vlijman)
1942 Birth of American ballerina and administrator Patricia McBRIDE in Teaneck, NJ.
1947 Birth of composer Terje Rypdal
1947 Margaret Truman, daughter of U.S. President Harry S. Truman, presented
her first public concert. Margaret sang before 15,000 people at the Hollywood
Bowl. The concert did not get great reviews. In fact, the critics (Paul Hume, Washington Post) didn’t like Margaret’s singing at all. Margaret’s dad didn’t like the critics, and said so, from the White House.