BIRTHSOskar Nedbal Czech composer and conductor. (1874)
Viorica Ursuleac Romanian soprano. (1894)
Renzo Massarani Italian composer and critic. (1898)
André Cluytens French conductor. (1905)
Pablo Garrido Chilean composer. (1905)
Louis Saguer French composer. (1907)
Arnold van Mill Dutch bass. (1921)
Peter Schneider Austrian conductor. (1939)
DEATHSJohn Vanbrugh English architect, playwright and theatre manager. (1726)
Jean-Etienne Despréaux French composer and administrator. (1820)
Ludwig van Beethoven German composer. (1827)
François-Joseph Fétis Belgian writer and composer. (1871)
Mariano Soriano Fuertes Spanish composer. (1880)
César Antonovich Cui Russian composer and critic. (1918)
Augusto Machado Portuguese composer. (1924)
Gustav Hinrichs American conductor, impresario and composer. (1942)
Walter Kirchhoff German tenor. (1951)
Sir Noel Coward English composer and writer. (1973)
Felice Hüni-Mihaczek Hungarian soprano. (1976)
Eugen Jochum German conductor. (1987)
PREMIERESAmadis de Grèce André Cardinal Destouches; Paris, Opéra, ?26 March 1699.
Moïse et Pharaon Gioachino Rossini; Paris, Opéra, 26 March 1827.
Sancta Susanna Paul Hindemith; Frankfurt, Opernhaus, 26 March 1922.
Luisa Fernanda Federico Moreno Torroba; Madrid, Teatro Calderón, 26 March 1932.
BIRTHSPietro Pariati Italian poet and librettist. (1665)
Domenico Lalli Italian librettist. (1679)
Giovanni Fischietti Italian composer. (1692)
Francesco Zannetti Italian composer. (1737)
Giovanni Liverati Italian composer, conductor and singer. (1772)
Henry Murger French novelist. (1822)
Ruperto Chapí Spanish composer. (1851)
Vincent d'Indy French composer, teacher, theorist and writer on music. (1851)
Mstislav Rostropovich Russian conductor and cellist. (1927)
Pjetër Gaci . Composer and violinist. (1931)
Poul Ruders Danish composer. (1949)
Maria Ewing American mezzo-soprano. (1950)
DEATHSMichele Mortellari Italian composer. (1807)
Joachim Albertini Polish composer. (1812)
Ludwig von Baczko German librettist. (1823)
Count Carlo Ritorni Italian writer. (1860)
Alfred Mellon English conductor. (1867, 150 years)
Serafino De Ferrari Italian composer and conductor. (1885)
Gabriela Preissová Czech writer and dramatist. (1946)
Costa Milona Greek tenor. (1949)
Clarence Raybould English conductor. (1972)
Boyan Georgiev Ikonomov Bulgarian composer and conductor. (1973)
Arthur Bliss English composer. (1975)
PREMIERESErmione Gioachino Rossini; Napoli, Teatro S Carlo, 27 March 1819.
The Two Widows Bedřich Smetana; Prague, Provisional Theatre, 27 March 1874.
Maria Tudor Carlos Gomes; Milano, Teatro alla Scala, 27 March 1879.
La rondine Giacomo Puccini; Monte Carlo, Théâtre de l'Opéra, 27 March 1917. (100 years).
Irrelohe Franz Schreker; Cologne, 27 March 1924.
Der Protagonist Kurt Weill; Dresden, Staatsoper, 27 March 1926.
Atomtod Giacomo Manzoni; Milano, Piccola Scala, 27 March 1965.
Levins Mühle Udo Zimmermann; Dresden, Staatstheater, 27 March 1973.
BIRTHSMaximilian III Joseph German patron. (1727)
Johann André German composer and publisher. (1741)
Joseph Weigl Austrian composer and conductor. (1766)
Angelo Maria Benincori Italian composer. (1779)
Mariano Soriano Fuertes Spanish composer. (1817, 200 years)
George W L Marshall-Hall Australian composer. (1862)
Marc Delmas French composer. (1885)
Sabine Kalter Polish mezzo-soprano. (1890)
Myfanwy Piper English librettist. (1911)
Clara Petrella Italian soprano. (1914)
Anselmo Colzani Italian baritone. (1918)
Hanne-Lore Kuhse German soprano. (1925)
Dmytro Hnatyuk Ukrainian baritone. (1925)
Robert Ashley American composer. (1930)
Elizabeth Bainbridge English contralto. (1930)
Nicola Martinucci Italian tenor. (1941)
Samuel Ramey American bass. (1942)
DEATHSOttavio Rinuccini Italian librettist. (1621)
Ignazio Maria Conti Italian composer. (1759)
Giuseppe Antonio Capuzzi Italian composer. (1818)
Vincenzo Fioravanti Italian composer. (1877)
Achille Peri Italian composer. (1880)
Anton Seidl Austro-Hungarian conductor. (1898)
Hanuš Trneček Czech composer and conductor. (1914)
Karl Prohaska Austrian composer. (1927)
Giuseppe Ferrata American composer. (1928)
Karol Szymanowski Polish composer. (1937)
Sergey Vasil'yevich Rakhmaninov Russian composer, pianist and conductor. (1943)
Fortune T Gallo Italian-American impresario. (1970)
Gertrude Johnson Australian soprano and administrator. (1973)
Renzo Massarani Italian composer and critic. (1975)
Hans Hermann Nissen German bass-baritone. (1980)
Günther Treptow German tenor. (1981)
Maurice Blackburn Canadian composer. (1988)
Italo Tajo Italian bass. (1993)
Lee Hoiby American composer. (2011)
PREMIERESNevěsta messinská Zdeněk Fibich; Prague, National Theatre, 28 March 1884.
Nozze istriane Antonio Smareglia; Trieste, Comunale, 28 March 1895.
Andrea Chénier Umberto Giordano; Milano, Teatro alla Scala, 28 March 1896.
Violanta Erich Wolfgang Korngold; Munich, Staatsoper, 28 March 1916.