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21 July
BIRTHS * Luigi Romanelli Italian librettist. (1751) * Franz Schoberlechner Austrian composer. (1797) * Annelies Kupper German soprano. (1906) * Leon Schidlowsky Israeli composer. (1931) * Jonathan Miller English director. (1934) * Ursula Schröder-Feinen German soprano. (1936)

DEATHS * Giovanni Burnacini Italian stage designer and architect.. (1655) * Franco Faccio Italian conductor and composer. (1891) * Herman Bemberg Of Franco-Argentine parentage composer. (1931) * Fanny Moody English soprano. (1945) * Cesare Formichi Italian baritone. (1949) * Karl Aagaard Oestvig Norwegian tenor. (1968, 50 years) * Carol Fox American impresario. (1981) * Vilém Přibyl Czech tenor. (1990)
 

22 July
BIRTHS * Ferdinand Tobias Richter Austrian composer. (1651) * Carlo Pepoli Italian poet and librettist. (1796) * Luigi Arditi Italian conductor and composer. (1822) * Victor Roger French composer. (1853) * Hans Rosbaud Austrian conductor. (1895) * Dennis Arundell English director and writer. (1898) * Licia Albanese American soprano. (1913) * Jiří Berkovec Czech composer and musicologist. (1922) * George Dreyfus Australian composer. (1928) * Conrad L Osborne American critic. (1934) * Ann Howard English mezzo-soprano. (1936) * Krasimir Kyurkchiiski Bulgarian composer. (1936) * Sandra Browne Trinidad mezzo-soprano. (1947) * Vladimir Alexandrovich Kobekin Russian composer. (1947)

DEATHS * Claude Boyer French dramatist. (1688) * Jean-Benjamin de La Borde French composer and writer on music. (1794) * François Foignet French singer and composer. (1845) * Karl Guhr German conductor and composer. (1848) * Pavel Bořkovec Czech composer. (1972) * Roger Fiske English musicologist. (1987) * Maud Cunitz German soprano. (1987) * Martti Talvela Finnish bass. (1989)

PREMIERES I masnadieri Giuseppe Verdi; London, Her Majesty's Theatre, 22 July 1847.
 

23 July
BIRTHS * Franz Berwald Swedish composer. (1796) * Johann Vesque von Püttlingen Austrian composer. (1803) * Géza Zichy Hungarian composer and poet. (1849) * Francesco Cilea Italian composer. (1866) * Ulderico Rolandi Italian writer. (1874) * Ava June English soprano. (1931) * Brian Dickie English administrator. (1941) * Susan Dunn American soprano. (1954) * Susan Graham American mezzo-soprano. (1960)

DEATHS * Wojciech Bogusławski Polish impresario, librettist and singer. (1829) * Hilarión Eslava Spanish composer. (1878) * Zygmunt Noskowski Polish composer. (1909) * Alfredo Luis Schiuma Argentine composer and conductor. (1963) * Matthieu Ahlersmeyer German baritone. (1979) * Georges Auric French composer. (1983) * Hermann Prey German baritone. (1998)