BIRTHSBenedikt Schack Austrian composer and tenor. (1758)
Charles Dickens English writer. (1812)
Joaquín Gaztambide Spanish composer and conductor. (1822)
Richard Genée German conductor, librettist and composer. (1823)
Cristóbal Oudrid Spanish composer. (1825)
Ernst Frank German conductor and composer. (1847)
Mieczysław Sołtys Polish composer. (1863)
Ricardo Castro Herrera Mexican composer. (1864)
Cornelis Dopper Dutch conductor and composer. (1870)
Wilhelm Stenhammar Swedish composer. (1871)
Erkki Melartin Finnish composer. (1875)
Feliks Nowowiejski Polish composer. (1877)
Galliano Masini Italian tenor. (1896)
Oskar Danon Yugoslav conductor and composer. (1913)
Carlo Felice Cillario Argentine conductor. (1915)
Harewood English administrator and writer. (1923)
John Buller English composer. (1927)
Jef Vermeersch Belgian baritone. (1928)
Stuart Burrows Welsh tenor. (1933)
Lois McDonall Canadian soprano. (1939)
Norman Welsby English baritone. (1939)
Wolfgang von Schweinitz German composer. (1953)
DEATHSFilippo Acciaiuoli Italian impresario and deviser of spectacles. (1700)
Carlo Francesco Pollarolo Italian composer. (1723)
André Cardinal Destouches French composer. (1749)
Giovanni Alberto Ristori Italian composer. (1753)
William Boyce English composer. (1779)
Franz Anton Dimmler German composer. (1827)
Marcos António Portugal Portuguese composer. (1830)
František Jan Škroup Czech composer and conductor. (1862)
Clairville French librettist. (1879)
Sigrid Arnoldson Swedish soprano. (1943)
Lina Cavalieri Italian soprano. (1944)
Hans Reinmar Austrian baritone. (1961)
Margaret Ritchie English soprano. (1969)
Dimitrie Cuclin Romanian composer. (1978)
Antonio Emmanuilovich Spadavecchia Ukrainian composer. (1988)
Jean Giraudeau French tenor. (1995)
PREMIERESErcole amante Francesco Cavalli; Paris, Tuileries, Salle des Machines, 7 February 1662.
Der Schauspieldirektor Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Schönbrunn, Orangery, 7 February 1786.
Prima la musica e poi le parole Antonio Salieri; Vienna, Schönbrunn Orangerie, 7 February 1786.
Il matrimonio segreto Domenico Cimarosa; Vienna, Burgtheater, 7 February 1792.
Thérèse Jules Massenet; Monte Carlo, Opéra, 7 February 1907.
BIRTHSPasquale Cafaro Italian composer. (1716, 300 years)
André-Ernest-Modeste Grétry Liégeois composer. (1741)
Joseph Eybler Austrian composer. (1765)
Ludwig Maurer German violinist and composer. (1789)
Antonio Cagnoni Italian composer. (1828)
Ferdinand Frantz German bass-baritone. (1906)
Ilona Steingruber Austrian soprano. (1912)
Giacinto Prandelli Italian tenor. (1914)
Newell Jenkins American conductor. (1915)
Zdeněk Zouhar Czech composer. (1927)
Nathaniel Merrill American director. (1927)
Malcolm Donnelly Australian baritone. (1943)
DEATHSFrançois-Antoine Habeneck French conductor. (1849)
Franco Leoni Italian composer. (1949)
Leonid Alexeyevich Polovinkin Russian composer. (1949)
Vincenzo Bellezza Italian conductor. (1964)
Gladys Moncrieff Australian soprano. (1976)
Josef Schelb German composer. (1977)
Charles Kullman American tenor. (1983)
PREMIERESI disingannati Antonio Caldara; Vienna, Hoftheater, 8 February 1729.
Boris Godunov Modest Petrovich Musorgsky; St Petersburg, Mariinsky Theatre, 27 January/8 February 1874.
Four Saints in Three Acts Virgil Thomson; Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, Connecticut, 8 February 1934.
BIRTHSHenri-Joseph Rigel German composer. (1741)
Carl Gottfried Theodor Winkler German poet, impresario and journalist. (1775)
Felipe Pedrell Spanish composer. (1841)
Natanael Berg Swedish composer. (1879)
Alban Berg Austrian composer. (1885)
John Warrack English writer on music. (1928)
Miklós Erdélyi Hungarian conductor. (1928)
Franz Crass German bass-baritone. (1928)
Willem Kersters Belgian composer. (1929)
Emil Petrovics Hungarian composer. (1930)
Miro Belamarić Croatian composer and conductor. (1935)
Hildegard Behrens German soprano. (1937)
Okan Demiriş Turkish composer. (1940)
Wolfgang Schöne German baritone. (1940)
Miloš Štědroň Czech composer. (1942)
Ryland Davies Welsh tenor. (1943)
Jay Reise American composer. (1950)
Marilyn Hill Smith English soprano. (1952)
DEATHSGiuseppe Antonio Vincenzo Aldrovandini Italian composer. (1707)
Franz Anton Hoffmeister Austrian composer. (1812)
Siegfried Garibaldi Kallenberg German composer. (1944)
Robert Burg Czech baritone. (1946)
Poul Schierbeck Danish composer. (1949)
Ernő Dohnányi Hungarian composer. (1960)
Alexandre Benois Russian stage designer, director and art historian. (1960)
Ulisse Prota-Giurleo Italian musicologist. (1966, 50 years)
Kurt Herbert Adler American conductor and director. (1988)
Ilse Hollweg German soprano. (1990)
Jarmila Novotná Czech soprano. (1994)
PREMIERESScipione affricano Francesco Cavalli; Venezia, Teatro SS Giovanni e Paolo, 9 February 1664.
Der Thurm zu Babel Anton Grigor'yevich Rubinstein; Königsberg [now Kaliningrad], 9 February 1870.
Falstaff Giuseppe Verdi; Milano, Teatro alla Scala, 9 February 1893.
Fierrabras Franz Schubert; Karlsruhe, Grossherzögliches Hoftheater, 9 February 1897.