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23 June
BIRTHS * Carl Reinecke German composer and conductor. (1824) * Ernest Guiraud French composer. (1837) * Raoul Pugno French composer. (1852) * Lars Johan Werle Swedish composer. (1926) * Henri Pousseur Belgian composer. (1929) * William Cochran American tenor. (1943) * James Levine American conductor. (1943) * Nigel Osborne English composer. (1948) * Livia Budai Hungarian mezzo-soprano. (1950) * Kim Begley English tenor. (1952) * Sylvia McNair American soprano. (1956)

DEATHS * Otto Carl Erdmann, von Kospoth German composer. (1817) * Emil Naumann German composer. (1888) * Tomás López Torregrosa Spanish composer. (1913) * Reyngol'd Moritsevich Glier Soviet composer. (1956) * Armas Järnefelt Swedish conductor. (1958) * André Pernet French bass. (1966) * Yoshirō Irino Japanese composer. (1980)

PREMIERES Hans Sachs Albert Lortzing; Leipzig, Stadttheater, 23 June 1840. Der Jasager Kurt Weill; Berlin, Zentralinstitut für Erziehung und Unterricht, 23 June 1930. Semyon Kotko Sergey Prokofiev; Moscow, Stanislavsky Opera Theatre, 23 June 1940. Kinkakuji Toshirō Mayuzumi; Berlin, Deutsche Oper, 23 June 1976.
 

24 June
BIRTHS * João Pedro Almeida Mota Portuguese tenor and composer. (1744) * Jean-Baptiste Rochefort French composer. (1746) * John O'Keeffe Irish librettist. (1747) * Gaston Salvayre French composer. (1847) * Heinz Tietjen German intendent, director and conductor. (1881) * Fritz Löhner Austrian librettist. (1883) * Ivo Parać Croatian composer. (1890) * Angeles Ottein Spanish soprano. (1895) * Harry Partch American composer. (1901) * José Siqueira Brazilian composer. (1907) * Ionel Tudoran Romanian tenor. (1913) * Heinrich Hollreiser German conductor. (1913) * Roy Travis American composer. (1922) * Sylvia Lindenstrand Swedish mezzo-soprano. (1942)

DEATHS * Valentina Semyonovna Serova Russian composer and writer on music. (1924) * Peter Baxevanos Greek tenor. (1982) * Hans Beirer Austrian tenor. (1993)

PREMIERES Alfonso und Estrella Franz Schubert; Weimar, Hoftheater, 24 June 1854. Die schweigsame Frau Richard Strauss; Dresden, Staatsoper, 24 June 1935.
 

25 June
BIRTHS * Giuseppe Tricarico Italian composer. (1623) * Francesco Araia Italian composer. (1709) * Antonio d'Antoni Italian composer and conductor. (1801) * Gustave Charpentier French composer. (1860) * Géza Rech Austrian director and musicologist. (1910) * Leslie Kondorossy American composer and conductor. (1915) * Peter Wishart English composer. (1921) * Ingeborg Bachmann Austrian librettist. (1926) * William Russo American composer. (1928) * Kurt Schwertsik Austrian composer. (1935)

DEATHS * E T A Hoffmann German composer and writer. (1822) * Johann Friedrich Kind German writer. (1843) * Arthur W Tams American manager and singer. (1927) * Mignon Nevada English soprano. (1971) * Alberto Ginastera Argentine composer. (1983) * Lodovico Rocca Italian composer. (1986) * Peggy Glanville-Hicks Australian composer. (1990) * Hans Hopf German tenor. (1993)

PREMIERES Lenardo und Blandine Peter Winter; Munich, Nationaltheater, 25 June 1779. Nina Giovanni Paisiello; Caserta, Teatro del Reale Sito di Belvedere, 25 June 1789. Genoveva Robert Schumann; Leipzig, Stadttheater, 25 June 1850.