BIRTHSEdward Bulwer-Lytton English writer. (1803)
Camille Erlanger French composer. (1863)
Gilardo Gilardi Argentine composer. (1889)
Heinz Rehfuss Swiss bass-baritone. (1917)
Havelock Nelson Irish conductor. (1917)
Gino Negri Italian composer and critic. (1919)
Aldo Clementi Italian composer. (1925)
Gerhard Croll Austrian musicologist. (1927)
Beverly Sills American soprano and director. (1929)
Franco Bonisolli Italian tenor. (1937)
Maria Slatinaru Romanian soprano. (1938)
Elena Souliotis Greek soprano. (1943)
DEATHSPedro Calderón de la Barca Spanish writer and librettist. (1681)
Barbara Gerl Austrian singer and actress. (1806)
Domenico Puccini Italian composer. (1815, 200 years)
Johann Nepomuk Nestroy Austrian playwright, actor and singer. (1862)
Paolo Giorza Italian composer and conductor. (1914)
Léon Vasseur French composer. (1917)
Gustav Holst English composer. (1934)
Ján Levoslav Bella Slovak composer. (1936)
Rosa Ponselle American soprano. (1981)
Adelaide Saraceni Argentine soprano. (1995)
PREMIERESAmadigi di Gaula George Frideric Handel; London, King's Theatre, 25 May 1715. (300 years).
Il Geloso in cimento Pasquale Anfossi; Vienna, Burgtheater, 25 May 1774.
HMS Pinafore Arthur Sullivan; London, Opera Comique, 25 May 1878.
Ukroshcheniye stroptivoy Vissarion Yakovlevich Shebalin; Kuybïshev, Opera and Ballet Theatre, 25 May 1957.
The Merchant of Venice Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco; Firenze, Teatro Comunale, 25 May 1961; in original English version, Los Angeles, Shrine Auditorium, 13 April 1966.
Samstag aus Licht Karlheinz Stockhausen; Milano, Palazzo dello Sport, 25 May 1984.
BIRTHSLuigi Vanvitelli Italian scene designer and inventor of stage machinery. (1700)
Joseph Drechsler Bohemian composer. (1782)
Felipe Gutiérrez Espinosa Puerto Rican composer. (1825)
Arthur Coquard French composer. (1846)
Josef Urban American architect and stage designer. (1872)
Eugene Goossens English composer and conductor. (1893)
Inge Borkh Swiss soprano. (1917)
Herbert Handt American tenor and conductor. (1926)
Joseph Horovitz British composer. (1926)
Kari Nurmela Finnish baritone. (1933)
German| Tenor . (2)
Teresa Stratas Canadian soprano. (1938)
William Bolcom American composer. (1938)
Imants Kalniņš Latvian composer. (1941)
DEATHSAimé Maillart French composer. (1871)
August Conradi German composer. (1873)
Jan Blockx Belgian composer. (1912)
Victor Herbert American composer. (1924)
Tamaki Miura Japanese soprano. (1946)
Ferdinand Frantz German bass-baritone. (1959)
Maggie Teyte English soprano. (1976)
Yelena Andreyevna Stepanova Russian soprano. (1978)
Nanny Larsén-Todsen Swedish soprano. (1982)
PREMIERESCox and Box Arthur Sullivan; private performance, London, probably 26 May 1866.
The Nightingale Igor Stravinsky; Paris, Opéra, 26 May 1914.
Drömmen om Thérèse Lars Johan Werle; Stockholm, Royal Opera, 26 May 1964.
L'ispirazione Sylvano Bussotti; Firenze, Teatro Comunale, 26 May 1988.
BIRTHSFromental Halévy French composer. (1799)
Joachim Raff German composer and teacher. (1822)
Franz Schalk Austrian conductor. (1863)
Emil Pirchan German stage designer and teacher. (1884)
Max Brod German-Israeli writer, translator and librettist. (1884)
Willi Reich Swiss critic and musicologist. (1898)
Lina Pagliughi Italian soprano. (1907)
Thea Musgrave Scottish composer. (1928)
Eino Tamberg Estonian composer. (1930)
Elizabeth Harwood English soprano. (1938)
Thomas Moser American tenor. (1945)
DEATHSGiovanni Legrenzi Italian composer. (1690)
Giacomo Rampini Italian composer. (1760)
Carl David Stegmann German tenor and composer. (1826)
Claire Croiza French mezzo-soprano. (1946)
Wilhelm Schüchter German conductor. (1974)
PREMIERESNurmahal, oder Das Rosenfest von Kaschmir Gaspare Spontini; Berlin, Königliches Opernhaus, 27 May 1822.