1835 Death of Italian soprano Francesca Festa. Born 1778 Naples. Debut in 1799, Teachers:- Giuseppe Aprile, Pacchiarotti, Adelaide Borghi-Mamo Created Palmira in Imbroglio ne Porta un Altro (Mosca) Adele in Adele di Lusignano (Carafa) Berenice in Berenice in Siria (Carafa) Caterina in Falegname di Livonio (Pacini) Medea in Medea e Giasone (Coccia) Irene in Andronica (Mercadante) Palmira in Maometto (Von Winter) Sang in premiere of Turco in Italia (Rossini)
1868 Italian composer G. Rossini buried in Paris, at Père Lachaise cemetery among the graves of composers Chopin, Bellini and Cherubini, with funeral music on Adolphe Sax's saxophone. Search Amazon.com for G. Rossini
1898 Birth of Italian tenor Giuseppe Lugo in Verona. Died 18 Sep 1980, Debut as Cavaradossi in Tosca (Puccini) 6 Oct 1931 Teachers:- Gaudier, Raffaele Tenaglia. Search Amazon.com for Giuseppe Lugo
1901 Birth of Italian bass Giacomo Vaghi in Como. Died 29 April 1978, Debut in Manon (Massenet) Created Hanoch in Straniero (Pizzetti)
1901 Richard Srauss conducts FP of his opera Feuersnot, 'Fire Famine', in Dresden. CD-Strauss: Feursnot
1911 Birth of Rumanian mezzo-soprano Marianne Radev in Costanza, Rumania. Died 17 Sep 1973, Debut as Marina in Boris Godounov (Mussorgsky) 1938 Teachers:- Riccardo Stracciari, Ivan Stefanov Created Concierge in Neue Mieter (Keleman)
1920 Birth of Italian tenor Nicola Monti in Milan. Died 1 Mar 1993. Debut as Elvino in Sonnambula (Bellini) Feb 1951.
1933 Death of American vocalist and singing teacher Perley Dunn Aldrich. Born 1863, Blackstone MA. Died 21 Nov 1933. Teachers:- William Shakespeare, Giovanni Sbriglia, Angelo Trabadello Pupil :- Paul Althouse. Search Amazon.com for Perley Dunn Aldrich
1943 Death of Russian tenor Ivan Yershov. Born 8 Nov 1867 in Rostow. Debut 1894 Teachers:- Alexandra Alexandrova-Kochetov, Stanislaus Gabel, C Rossi Palechek Pupils :- Sofia Preobrashenskaya Created Grisha in Invisible City of Kitesh (Rimsky-Korsakov) Orestes in Oresteia (Taneyev) Valery in Servilia (Rimsky-Korsakov). Le Prophete: Roi Di Ciel & Pour Bertha.
1977 Death of German baritone Paul Schoeffler. Born 15 Sep 1897, Debut as Herald in Lohengrin (Wagner) 1925 Teachers:- Ernst Grenzebach, Mario Sammarco, Rudolf Schmalnauer Waldemar Staegemann Pupils :- Elfriede Trotschel, Hans Christian, Peter Wimberger Created George Danton in Danton's Tod (Von Einem) Sang in premiere of Doktor Faust (Busoni). Search Amazon.com for Paul Schoeffler
1984 Death of German baritone Gerhard Husch. Born 2 Feb 1901 in Hanover. Debut as Eberbach in Wildschutz (Lortzing) 22 Dec 1924 Teacher :- Hans Emge Pupils :- Brian Bannatyne-Scott, Sigrid Bjornsson, Ben Blackwater Derek Hammond-Stroud, Gordon Honey, Alison Pearce Eric Vietheer, Erik Sundquist, Nigel Rogers. Search Amazon.com for Gerhard Husch.
1984 FP of Gunther Schuller's Concerto Quarterino for flute, oboe, trumpet & orchestra, Zubin Mehta conducting New York Philharmonic.
1985 Debut of Trumpeter Wynton Marsalis with New York Philharmonic performing Haydn's Trumpet Concerto and with Philip Smith, Vivaldi's Concerto for Two Trumpets. Search Amazon.com for Wynton Marsalis
1986 FP of John Harbison's 1987 Pulitzer prize winning cantata The Flight into Egypt at the New England Conservatory of Music. Soprano Lorraine Hunt, baritone John Osborne, and the Camerata Singers, David Hoose conducting. Search Amazon.com for HARBISON The Flight into Egypt
1989 FP of Michael Torke's Rust for piano and winds, by the Orkest de Volharding at the Contemporary Music Festival, in Huddersfield, England. Search Amazon.com for Torke's Rust.
1995 Death of American bass Leon Lishner. Born 4 Jul 1913 New York. Debut as Bartolo in Nozze di Figaro (Mozart) 1942 Teacher :- Albert Garcia Created Melchior in Amahl & the Night Visitors (Menotti) Secret Police Agent in Consul (Menotti) Don Marco in Saint of Bleeker Street (Menotti) Death in Labyrinth (Menotti). Search Amazon.com for Leon Lishner