BIRTHSGiovanni Andrea Bontempi Italian composer, librettist and architect. (1625)
Nicolò Beregan Italian lawyer, poet and librettist. (1627)
Johann Augustin Kobelius German composer. (1674)
Vincenzo Lavigna Italian composer and teacher. (1776)
Johann Wenzel Kalliwoda Bohemian composer. (1801)
Nicolò Gabrielli Italian composer. (1814)
Henri Meilhac French playwright and librettist. (1831)
Léo Delibes French composer. (1836)
Emil Hartmann Danish composer. (1836)
Charles-Marie Widor French organist, composer and teacher. (1844)
Svatopluk Čech Czech poet and writer. (1846)
Pierre de Bréville French composer. (1861)
Otto Kahn American patron. (1867, 150 years)
Eugen David Haile American composer. (1873)
Fritz Cortolezis German composer. (1878)
Maria Nežádal Czech soprano. (1897)
W H Auden English poet and librettist. (1907)
Brian Trowell English scholar, director and translator. (1931)
Heinz Zednik Austrian tenor. (1940)
Lisbeth Balslev Danish soprano. (1945)
John Bröcheler Dutch baritone. (1945)
DEATHSPaolo Magni Italian composer. (1737)
Antoine Danchet French librettist. (1748)
Antonio Rodríguez de Hita Spanish composer. (1787)
Johan David Zander Swedish composer and conductor. (1796)
Etienne Scio French composer. (1796)
Rafael Aceves Spanish composer. (1876)
John Oxenford English dramatist, librettist and critic. (1877)
John Pyke Hullah English composer and teacher. (1884)
Hedwig Lachmann German translator and poet. (1918)
Giovanni Bolzoni Italian conductor and composer. (1919)
Guerrina Fabbri Italian contralto. (1946)
Marguerite Sylva American soprano. (1957)
Erika Köth German soprano. (1989)
Eva Jessye American choral conductor. (1992)
PREMIERESSpartaco Giuseppe Porsile; Vienna, Kleines Hoftheater, 21 February 1726.
La rosa bianca e la rosa rossa Simon Mayr; Genova, Teatro S Agostino, 21 February 1813.
Khovanshchina Modest Petrovich Musorgsky; St Petersburg, Amateur Musical-Dramatic Club in Kononov Auditorium, 9/21 February 1886, in Rimsky-Korsakov's version.
Mala vita Umberto Giordano; Roma, Teatro Argentina, 21 February 1892.
A Village Romeo and Juliet Frederick Delius; Berlin, Komische Oper, 21 February 1907.
Abesalom da Eteri Zakhary Petrovich Paliashvili; Tbilisi, Georgian National Opera House, 21 February 1919.
BIRTHSJoseph Felix von Kurz Austrian comic actor, singer, dramatist and theatre manager. (1717, 300 years)
João de Sousa Carvalho Portuguese composer. (1745)
Karl Jacob Wagner German composer. (1772)
William Ayrton English impresario. (1777)
Joachim Georg Nikolas Eggert German composer. (1779)
José Soler Uruguayan tenor. (1904)
Luis Sandi Mexican composer. (1905)
Hervey Alan English bass. (1910)
Jiří Pauer Czech composer and impresario. (1919)
David Ahlstrom American composer. (1927)
Anny Schlemm German soprano and mezzo-soprano. (1929)
Marni Nixon American soprano. (1930)
Silvano Carroli Italian baritone. (1939)
DEATHSIgnaz Walter German composer and tenor. (1822)
John Davy English composer. (1824)
Hugo Wolf Austrian composer. (1903)
Stefan Zweig Austrian writer. (1942)
Jeanne Gordon Canadian mezzo-soprano. (1952)
Maria Capuana Italian mezzo-soprano. (1955)
Ivan Patorzhinsky Ukrainian bass. (1960)
Adrian Boult English conductor. (1983)
Otar Vasil'yevich Taktakishvili Georgian composer, conductor and writer on music. (1989)
PREMIERESIl palazzo incantato Luigi Rossi; Roma, Palazzo Barberini alle Quattro Fontane, 22 February 1642.
Atys Niccolò Piccinni; Paris, Opéra, 22 February 1780.
Cendrillon Nicolas Isouard; Paris, Opéra-Comique, 22 February 1810.
Der Holzdieb Heinrich August Marschner; Dresden, Hoftheater, 22 February 1825.
The Importance of Being Earnest Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco; New York La Guardia Theatre, 22 February 1975.
Vincent Rainer Kunad; Dresden, Staatsoper, 22 February 1979.
BIRTHSGeorge Frideric Handel English composer. (1685)
David August von Apell German composer. (1754)
Johann Kaspar Aiblinger German composer. (1779)
Edgar Istel German musicologist and composer. (1880)
André D'Arkor Belgian tenor. (1901)
Ronald Dowd Australian tenor. (1914)
Hall Overton American composer. (1920)
Ilse Hollweg German soprano. (1922)
Lejaren Hiller American composer. (1924)
Régine Crespin French soprano. (1927)
DEATHSGeorg Muffat German composer. (1704)
Svatopluk Čech Czech poet and writer. (1908)
Edward Elgar English composer. (1934)
Otto Strobel German musicologist. (1953)
Fritz Oeser German musicologist and editor. (1982)
PREMIERESLa princesse de Navarre Jean-Philippe Rameau; Versailles La Grande Ecurie, 23 February 1745.
Walder Georg Benda; Gotha, Schloss Friedenstein, 23 February 1776.
La juive Fromental Halévy; Paris, Opéra, 23 February 1835.
Manon Lescaut Daniel-François-Esprit Auber; Paris, Opéra-Comique, 23 February 1856.
Oedipus rex Igor Stravinsky; Vienna, Staatsoper, 23 February 1928.
Marilyn Lorenzo Ferrero; Roma, Teatro dell'Opera, 23 February 1980.