BIRTHSJean-Simon Berthélémy French painter and costume designer. (1743)
William Shield English composer. (1748)
Christoph Ernst Friedrich Weyse Danish composer. (1774)
Heitor Villa-Lobos Brazilian composer. (1887)
Alessio De Paolis Italian tenor. (1893)
Josip Gostič Slovene tenor. (1900)
Gitta Alpar Hungarian soprano. (1903)
Gregorio Fiasconaro South African baritone and producer. (1915, 100 years)
Ian Parrott English composer. (1916)
Sylvia Stahlman American soprano. (1929)
Anthony Hedges English composer. (1931)
Dimiter Petkov Bulgarian bass. (1938)
DEATHSJoseph-François Salomon French composer. (1732)
Giovanni Battista Costanzi Italian composer. (1778)
Thomas Augustine Arne English composer and violinist. (1778)
Johann Georg Carl Ludwig Gieseke German actor and dramatist. (1833)
Francesco Maria Piave Italian librettist. (1876)
Luise Reuss-Belce Austrian soprano. (1945)
Alfredo Casella Italian composer, organizer and conductor. (1947)
Nikolay Ivanovich Speransky Russian bass-baritone and director. (1952)
Sergey Prokofiev Russian composer. (1953)
Otakar Jeremiáš Czech composer and conductor. (1962)
Lockrem Johnson American composer. (1977)
Tito Gobbi Italian baritone. (1984)
PREMIERESMosè in Egitto Gioachino Rossini; Napoli, Teatro S Carlo, 5 March 1818.
Mefistofele Arrigo Boito; Milano, Teatro alla Scala, 5 March 1868.
Kupets Kalashnikov Anton Grigor'yevich Rubinstein; St Petersburg, Mariinsky Theatre, 22 February/5 March 1880.
Die toten Augen Eugen d'Albert; Dresden, Hofoper, 5 March 1916.
La vedova scaltra Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari; Roma, Teatro Reale dell'Opera, 5 March 1931.
Arden must Die Alexander Goehr; Hamburg, Staatsoper, 5 March 1967.
BIRTHSGiuseppe Antonio Paganelli Italian composer. (1710)
Philipp Röth German composer. (1779)
Karol Kazimierz Kurpiński Polish composer and conductor. (1785)
Ludwik Grossman Polish composer. (1835)
Nikolay Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov Russian composer and educator. (1844)
Oscar Straus Austrian composer and conductor. (1870)
Fernand Ansseau Belgian tenor. (1890)
Gina Cigna Italian soprano. (1900)
Julius Rudel American conductor. (1921)
Sarah Caldwell American impresario, conductor and director. (1924)
H C Robbins Landon American musicologist. (1926)
Norman Treigle American bass-baritone. (1927)
Lorin Maazel American conductor. (1930)
Olexander Ivanovych Bilash Ukrainian composer. (1931)
Michail Svetlev Bulgarian tenor. (1943)
Kiri Te Kanawa New Zealand soprano. (1944)
Nan Christie Scottish soprano. (1948)
DEATHSJean-Nicolas de Francine French administrator. (1735)
Toussaint Bertin de la Doué French composer. (1743)
Rudolf Karel Czech composer. (1945)
Ivor Novello British composer. (1951)
Richard Hageman American composer and conductor. (1966)
Zoltán Kodály Hungarian composer. (1967)
Iša Krejčí Czech composer and conductor. (1968)
Hans Duhan Austrian baritone. (1971)
Konstantin Iliev Bulgarian composer and conductor. (1988)
PREMIERESLe déserteur Pierre-Alexandre Monsigny; Paris, Comédie-Italienne, 6 March 1769.
La sonnambula Vincenzo Bellini; Milano, Teatro Carcano, 6 March 1831.
La traviata Giuseppe Verdi; Venezia, Teatro La Fenice, 6 March 1853.
Jardín de Oriente joaquín Turina; Madrid, Teatro Real, 6 March 1923.
The Handmaid's Tale Poul Ruders; Copenhagen, Det Kongelige Teater, 6 March 2000.
BIRTHSJean-Louis Laruette French haute-contre and composer. (1731)
Alessandro Manzoni Italian novelist, poet and dramatist. (1785)
Franz Pocci German composer. (1807)
Victor Massé French composer. (1822)
Edmond Gondinet French playwright and librettist. (1828)
Eduardo García Mansilla Argentine composer. (1871)
Maurice Ravel French composer. (1875)
Juan José Castro Argentine composer and conductor. (1895)
Donald Oenslager American designer and historian. (1902)
Alejandro García Caturla Cuban composer. (1906)
Robert Erickson American composer. (1917)
Robert Gard Australian tenor. (1927)
William Blankenship American tenor. (1928)
Claudio Nicolai German baritone. (1929)
Mady Mesplé French soprano. (1931)
Eugene Holmes American baritone. (1934)
Michael Chance English countertenor. (1955)
DEATHSCaterina Martinelli Italian singer. (1608)
Odoardo Ceccarelli Italian singer. (1668)
Francesco Antonio Tullio Italian librettist. (1737)
William Corbett English composer. (1748)
Antonio Palella Italian composer. (1761)
Vicenc Cuyás y Borés Spanish composer. (1839)
Jacopo Ferretti Italian librettist. (1852)
Paul Bekker German writer on opera and administrator. (1937)
Mykolas Bukša Lithuanian conductor and composer. (1953)
Kirill Kondrashin Russian conductor. (1981)
Nicolae Brânzeu Romanian composer and conductor. (1983)
Claude Vivier Canadian composer. (1983)
Claude Arrieu French composer. (1990)
Rudolf Neuhaus German conductor. (1990)
Arnold Franchetti American composer and teacher. (1993)
Leonie Rysanek Austrian soprano. (1998)
PREMIERESIl Crociato in Egitto Giacomo Meyerbeer; Venezia, Teatro La Fenice, 7 March 1824.
I lituani Amilcare Ponchielli; Milano, Teatro alla Scala, 7 March 1874.
I cavalieri di Ekebù Riccardo Zandonai; Milano, Teatro alla Scala, 7 March 1925.