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20 June
BIRTHS * Joseph Martin Kraus German-Swedish composer. (1756) * Jacques Offenbach French composer. (1819) * Giannina Arangi-Lombardi Italian soprano. (1891) * Wilfrid Pelletier American conductor. (1896) * Hélène Bouvier French mezzo-soprano. (1905) * Miloš Vacek Czech composer. (1928) * Cornel Ţăranu Romanian composer. (1934) * Stafford Dean English bass. (1937) * Wolfgang Neumann Austrian tenor. (1945) * David Charlton British musicologist. (1946) * Brent Ellis American baritone. (1946)

DEATHS * Theodor Schacht German composer. (1823) * Michael Umlauf Austrian composer, conductor and violinist. (1842) * Giuseppe Mazza Italian composer. (1885) * Cesare Dominiceti Italian composer. (1888) * Théodore Lajarte French musicologist and composer. (1890) * Emma Nevada American soprano. (1940) * Johannes Sembach German tenor. (1944) * Minnie Nast German soprano. (1956) * Donald Oenslager American designer and historian. (1975)

PREMIERES La Navarraise Jules Massenet; London, Covent Garden, 20 June 1894. Albert Herring Benjamin Britten; Glyndebourne, 20 June 1947. The Devils of Loudun Krzysztof Penderecki; Hamburg, Staatsoper, 20 June 1969.
 

21 June
BIRTHS * Carlo Sigismondo Capece Italian librettist. (1652) * William Hawes English musician. (1785) * Charles Edward Horn English composer and singer. (1786) * Ernst II German composer. (1818, 200 years) * Emanuel Züngel Czech translator and librettist. (1840) * Emil Preetorius German stage designer. (1883) * Alfredo Luis Schiuma Argentine composer and conductor. (1885) * Hermann Scherchen German conductor. (1891) * Hilding Rosenberg Swedish composer. (1892) * Alois Hába Czech composer. (1893) * Avery Claflin American composer. (1898) * Pavel Haas Czech composer. (1899) * Larisa Avdeyeva Russian mezzo-soprano. (1925) * Judith Raskin American soprano. (1928) * Diego Masson French conductor. (1935) * John Wakefield English tenor. (1936) * Andrei Serban Romanian director. (1943) * Lucy Peacock American soprano. (1947) * Jennifer Larmore American mezzo-soprano. (1958)

DEATHS * Inigo Jones English architect and stage designer. (1652) * Giovanni Porta Italian composer. (1755) * Adolf Schimon Austrian composer. (1887) * Heinrich Kaminski German composer. (1946) * Ernest Trow Carter American composer. (1953) * Emanuel List Austrian bass. (1967) * Elizabeth Harwood English soprano. (1990) * Carlos Jiménez Mabarak Mexican composer. (1994) * Karl Ridderbusch German bass. (1997)

PREMIERES Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg Richard Wagner; Munich, Königliches Hof- und Nationaltheater, 21 June 1868. (150 years). Thomas Einojuhani Rautavaara; Joensuu, 21 June 1985.
 

22 June
BIRTHS * Etienne-Nicolas Méhul French composer. (1763) * Nicolau Manent Spanish composer. (1827) * Theodor Leschetizky Polish pianist, teacher and composer. (1830) * Albert Carré French theatre and opera director, actor and librettist. (1852) * Osvald Chlubna Czech composer. (1893) * Margarita Wallmann Austrian director. (1904) * Peter Pears English tenor. (1910) * Wilhelm Demian Romanian composer and conductor. (1910) * Vít Nejedlý Czech composer and conductor. (1912) * John Conklin American stage designer. (1937)

DEATHS * Louis de Cahusac French librettist and playwright. (1759) * William Reeve English composer. (1815) * Augustus Harris English impresario. (1896) * Adrian Grigor'yevich Shaposhnikov Russian composer. (1967) * Jacques Wolfe American composer. (1973) * Darius Milhaud French composer. (1974) * Anton Dermota Slovene tenor. (1989) * Henri Sauguet French composer. (1989)

PREMIERES Adina Gioachino Rossini; Lisbon, Teatro de S Carlos, 22 June 1826. Karl V Ernst Krenek; Prague, Neues Deutsches Theater, 22 June 1938. Rodrigue et Chimène Claude Debussy; Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale, 22 June 1987 ; Lyons Opéra, 14 May 1993.