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16 September
BIRTHS * Angelo Amorevoli Italian tenor. (1716) * Karol Rathaus American composer. (1895) * Hans Swarowsky Austrian conductor. (1899) * Hertha Glaz Austrian contralto. (1908) * Sven-Erik Bäck Swedish composer. (1919) * Mario Perusso Argentine conductor and composer. (1936) * Krisztina Laki Hungarian soprano. (1944) * Christopher Alden American director. (1949) * David Alden American director. (1949)

DEATHS * Carlos Gomes Brazilian composer. (1896) * Leo Fall Austrian composer. (1925) * John McCormack Irish tenor. (1945) * Prenkë Jakova Albanian composer. (1969) * Maria Callas Greek soprano. (1977) * Karl Dönch German bass-baritone. (1994)

PREMIERES Le Pescatrici Joseph Haydn; Eszterháza, 16 September 1770. Le calife de Bagdad Adrien Boieldieu; Paris, Opéra-Comique, 16 September 1800. Silvana Carl Maria von Weber; Frankfurt, 16 September 1810. Antony and Cleopatra Samuel Barber; New York, Metropolitan Opera, 16 September 1966.
 

17 September
BIRTHS * Ignaz Holzbauer Austrian composer. (1711) * Vincenzo Tommasini Italian composer. (1878) * D -E Inghelbrecht French conductor, composer and writer on opera. (1880) * Hendrik Andriessen Dutch composer. (1892) * Cuthbert M Girdlestone English writer on music. (1895) * Frederick Ashton British choreographer. (1904) * Yury Lyubimov Israeli director. (1917) * Isang Yun Korean-German composer. (1917) * Theo Loevendie Dutch composer. (1930) * Roland Hermann German baritone. (1936) * John-Paul Bogart American bass. (1952)

DEATHS * Franz Xaver Süssmayr Austrian composer. (1803) * Giuseppe Moneta Italian composer. (1806) * Henri Hamal South Netherlands composer. (1820) * Francesco Pollini Italian composer and singer. (1846) * Ignaz Brüll Austrian composer. (1907) * Alejandro Casona Spanish dramatist and librettist. (1965) * Fritz Wunderlich German tenor. (1966) * Oszkár Kálmán Hungarian bass. (1971) * Krešimir Baranović Croatian composer. (1975) * Nicola Moscona Greek bass. (1975) * András Kórodi Hungarian conductor. (1986) * Hilde Gueden Austrian soprano. (1988)
 

18 September
BIRTHS * Pietro Sanmartini Italian composer. (1636) * Giovanni Chinzer Italian composer. (1698) * Francis Burdett Money-Coutts English poet and librettist. (1852) * Alberto Franchetti Italian composer. (1860) * Berners English composer. (1883) * Arthur Benjamin Australian-English composer and pianist. (1893) * Ivo Tijardović Croatian composer. (1895) * Pablo Sorozábal Spanish composer and conductor. (1897) * Josef Tal Israeli composer. (1910) * József Simándy Hungarian tenor. (1916) * Peter Gottlieb French baritone. (1930) * Gerald Bordman American writer. (1931) * Maureen Lehane English mezzo-soprano. (1932) * Manfred Niehaus German composer. (1933) * Ruth Hesse German mezzo-soprano. (1936)

DEATHS * Charles-Antoine Le Clerc de La Bruère French librettist. (1754) * Josef Weidmann German actor and dramatist. (1810) * Karol Kazimierz Kurpiński Polish composer and conductor. (1857) * Dion Boucicault Irish dramatist. (1890) * Cornelis Dopper Dutch conductor and composer. (1939) * Frances Alda New Zealand soprano. (1952) * Regina Pacini Portuguese soprano. (1965) * Rudolf Wagner-Régeny German composer. (1969) * Giuseppe Lugo Italian tenor. (1980) * Mauricio Kagel Argentine composer. (2008)

PREMIERES Dardanus Antonio Sacchini; Versailles, 18 September 1784. The Secret Bedřich Smetana; Prague, New Czech Theatre, 18 September 1878.