BIRTHSAntonio Maria Abbatini Italian composer. (1595)
Helmina von Chezy German poet and librettist. (1783)
Józef Damse Polish composer. (1789)
Frederick Corder English translator and composer. (1852)
Theo Herrmann Austrian bass. (1902)
Johannes Driessler German composer. (1921)
Emil Lerescu Romanian composer. (1921)
Frances Bible American mezzo-soprano. (1927)
Peter Ronnefeld German composer. (1935)
Zbigniew Penherski Polish composer. (1935)
DEATHSSilvio Stampiglia Italian librettist. (1725)
Christian Gottlob Neefe German composer. (1798)
Gérard de Nerval French writer and translator. (1856)
Luigi Denza Italian composer. (1922)
Grace Moore American soprano. (1947)
Elvira Casazza Italian mezzo-soprano. (1965, 50 years)
Julius Patzak Austrian tenor. (1974)
Tiana Lemnitz German soprano. (1994)
Henry Lewis American conductor. (1996)
August Everding German director and administrator. (1999)
PREMIERESArianna in Creta George Frideric Handel; London, King's Theatre, 26 January 1734.
Così fan tutte Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Vienna, Burgtheater, 26 January 1790.
Lodoiska Simon Mayr; Venezia, Teatro La Fenice, 26 January 1796.
Der Rosenkavalier Richard Strauss; Dresden, Königliches Opernhaus, 26 January 1911.
Dialogues des Carmélites Francis Poulenc; Milano, Teatro alla Scala, 26 January 1957.
BIRTHSWolfgang Amadeus Mozart Austrian composer. (1756)
Martin-Joseph Mengal Belgian composer. (1784)
Juan Crisóstomo Arriaga Basque composer. (1806)
Edouard Lalo French composer. (1823)
Georg Hellmesberger Austrian composer. (1830)
Ödön Farkas Hungarian composer. (1851)
Gaspar Villate Cuban composer. (1851)
Claude Terrasse French composer. (1867)
Will Marion Cook American composer and conductor. (1869)
François Rasse Belgian composer. (1873)
Francis Toye English writer on music. (1883)
Jerome Kern American composer. (1885)
Eduard Künneke German composer. (1885)
Hans Duhan Austrian baritone. (1890)
Joseph Rosenstock American conductor. (1895)
John Bury British designer. (1925)
Vangjo Nova Albanian composer. (1927)
Jean-Michel Damase French composer. (1928)
Anna Green English soprano. (1933)
DEATHSJohann Rudolf Zumsteeg German composer and conductor. (1802)
Philipp Röth German composer. (1850)
Giuseppe Verdi Italian composer and musical dramatist. (1901)
Adam Minchejmer Polish composer and conductor. (1904)
Giovanni Verga Italian writer. (1922)
Paul Kalisch German tenor. (1946)
Anna Bahr-Milbenburg Austrian soprano. (1947)
Boris Vladimirovich Asaf'yev Russian musicologist and composer. (1949)
Paul-Marie Masson French musicologist. (1954)
Erich Kleiber Austrian conductor. (1956)
Emil Preetorius German stage designer. (1973)
Boris Alexandrovich Arapov Russian composer. (1992)
Alain Vanzo French tenor. (2002)
PREMIERESOrlando George Frideric Handel; London, King's Theatre, 27 January 1733.
Artaserse Baldassare Galuppi; Vienna, Burgtheater, 27 January 1749.
Ariadne auf Naxos Georg Benda; Gotha, Schloss Friedenstein, 27 January 1775.
Roland Niccolò Piccinni; Paris, Opéra, 27 January 1778.
Il Signor Bruschino Gioachino Rossini; Venezia, Teatro S Moisè, 27 January 1813.
Hunyadi László Ferenc Erkel; Pest, National Theatre, 27 January 1844.
La battaglia di Legnano Giuseppe Verdi; Roma, Teatro Argentina, 27 January 1849.
Zaide Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Frankfurt, 27 January 1866.
The Midsummer Marriage Michael Tippett; London, Covent Garden, 27 January 1955.
BIRTHSGiulio Rospigliosi Italian librettist. (1600)
Christian Felix Weisse German poet, dramatist and librettist. (1726)
Giuseppe Carpani Italian librettist and writer on music. (1752)
Antonio Bartolomeo Bruni Italian composer. (1757)
Ferdinand Hérold French composer. (1791)
Clairville French librettist. (1811)
Franz Wüllner German conductor. (1832)
Viktor E Nessler Alsatian composer. (1841)
Colette French writer. (1873)
Julián Carrillo Mexican composer and theorist. (1875)
Walter Kollo German composer. (1878)
Aylmer Buesst Australian conductor. (1883)
Laura Pasini Italian soprano. (1894)
Vittorio Rieti American composer. (1898)
Michael Head English composer. (1900)
Frances Yeend American soprano. (1918)
William Ashbrook American scholar and musicologist. (1922)
Luís de Pablo Spanish composer. (1930)
Ezio Flagello American bass. (1931)
Helena Tattermuschová Czech soprano. (1933)
Spiro Malas American bass. (1933)
Leonid Hrabovsky Ukrainian composer. (1935)
Richard Peduzzi French stage designer. (1943)
Malvina Major New Zealand soprano. (1943)
John Tavener English composer. (1944)
DEATHSFrancesco Feo Italian composer. (1761)
Friedrich Ludwig Aemilius Kunzen German composer. (1817)
Helmina von Chezy German poet and librettist. (1856)
Henry Murger French novelist. (1861)
Felice Romani Italian librettist. (1865, 150 years)
Henry Hugo Pierson German composer. (1873)
Augusta Holmès French composer. (1903)
Robert Planquette French composer. (1903)
Mikhail Mikhaylovich Ippolitov-Ivanov Russian composer, conductor and educator. (1935)
F S Procházka Czech poet and librettist. (1939)
Pablo Luna Spanish composer. (1942)
Maartje Offers Dutch contralto. (1944)
Reynaldo Hahn French composer and conductor. (1947)
Anton Vladislavovich Sekar-Rozhansky Russian tenor. (1952)
Allen C Hinckley American bass. (1954)
Ettore Parmeggiani Italian tenor. (1960)
Victor Damiani Uruguayan baritone. (1962)
Jef van Durme Belgian composer. (1965, 50 years)
PREMIERESDer geduldige Socrates Georg Philipp Telemann; Hamburg, Theater am Gänsemarkt, 28 January 1721.
Zoraide di Grenata Gaetano Donizetti; Roma, Teatro Argentina, 28 January 1822.
Fra Diavolo Daniel-François-Esprit Auber; Paris, Opéra-Comique, 28 January 1830.
Ines de castro Giuseppe Persiani; Napoli, Teatro S Carlo, 28 January 1835.
Giovanni Gallurese Italo Montemezzi; Turin, Teatro Vittorio Emanuele, 28 January 1905.
Goyescas enrique Granados; New York, Metropolitan Opera, 28 January 1916.
The Boatswain's Mate Ethel Smyth; London, Shaftesbury Theatre, 28 January 1916.
Angélique Jacques Ibert; Paris, Théâtre Bériza, 28 January 1927.