BIRTHSMargarete Schick German singer. (1773)
Auguste Panseron French composer and singing teacher. (1796)
Jean Nouguès French composer. (1875)
Florence Austral Australian soprano. (1894)
Max Brand Austrian composer. (1896)
Marga Höffgen German contralto. (1921)
Wilma Lipp Austrian soprano. (1925)
Louis Erlo French director. (1929)
Conrad Susa American composer. (1935)
DEATHSKarl Siegmund, von Seckendorff German amateur composer and courtier. (1785)
Bernardo Ottani Italian composer. (1827)
Louise Bertin French composer. (1877)
Joseph Hellmesberger Austrian composer. (1907)
Pietro Platania Italian composer. (1907)
Hans Sommer German composer. (1922)
Hedwig Francillo-Kaufmann Austrian soprano. (1948)
Aaron Avshalomov American composer. (1965)
Michael Bohnen German bass-baritone. (1965)
Mariya Nikolayevna Kuznetsova Russian soprano. (1966)
James Pease American bass-baritone. (1967, 50 years)
PREMIERESL'amore artigiano Florian Leopold Gassmann; Vienna, Burgtheater, 26 April 1767. (250 years).
Les danaïdes Antonio Salieri; Paris, Opéra, 26 April 1784.
Zaporozhets za Dunayem Semyon Stepanovich Gulak-Artemovsky; St Petersburg, Mariinsky Theatre, 14/26 April 1863.
Belfagor Ottorino Respighi; Milano, Teatro alla Scala, 26 April 1923.
The Pilgrim's Progress Ralph Vaughan Williams; London, Covent Garden, 26 April 1951.
BIRTHSGiacomo Durazzo Italian impresario, poet and diplomat. (1717, 300 years)
Andreas Jakob Romberg German composer. (1767, 250 years)
Louis Niedermeyer Swiss composer. (1802)
Friedrich Flotow German composer. (1812)
Arthur Nevin American composer. (1871)
Delia Reinhardt German soprano. (1892)
Norman Bel Geddes American stage designer. (1893)
Parashkev Hadjiev Bulgarian composer. (1912)
Guido Cantelli Italian conductor. (1920)
Beatrice Laufer American composer. (1923)
Tom McDonnell Australian baritone. (1940)
Judith Blegen American soprano. (1941)
James Atherton American tenor and director. (1943)
Ilona Tokody Hungarian soprano. (1953)
DEATHSTommaso Stanzani Italian librettist. (1717, 300 years)
Sigismond Thalberg German pianist and composer. (1871)
Carlos de Campos Brazilian composer. (1927)
Dmitry Smirnov Russian tenor. (1944)
Torsten Ralf Swedish tenor. (1954)
Michael Mudie English conductor. (1962)
Luise Willer German mezzo-soprano. (1970)
John Culshaw English record and television producer. (1980)
Julia Smith American composer. (1989)
PREMIERESCadmus et Hermione Jean-Baptiste Lully; Paris, Jeu de paume de Béquet, 27 April 1673.
Radamisto George Frideric Handel; London, King's Theatre, 27 April 1720.
Il Trionfo di Clelia Johann Adolf Hasse; Vienna, Burgtheater, 27 April 1762.
Roméo et Juliette Charles-François Gounod; Paris, Théâtre Lyrique, 27 April 1867. (150 years).
Le roi de Lahore Jules Massenet; Paris, Opéra, 27 April 1877.
Švanda the Bagpiper Jaromír Weinberger; Prague, National Theatre, 27 April 1927.
BIRTHSPier Jacopo Martello Italian poet and writer on opera. (1665)
Claude Gillot French painter and designer. (1673)
Paul Ignaz Kürzinger Bavarian composer. (1750)
Nicola De Pirro Italian administrator. (1898)
Frans Vroons Dutch tenor. (1911)
Maria Tauberová Czech soprano. (1911)
Nan Merriman American mezzo-soprano. (1920)
Francis Burt English composer and teacher. (1926)
Giulia Barrera De Curtis American soprano. (1942)
Jeffrey Tate English conductor. (1943)
Nicola LeFanu English composer. (1947)
Gerald Barry Irish composer. (1952)
DEATHSThomas Betterton English actor, manager and director. (1710)
Pietro Mingotti Italian impresario. (1759)
François Giroust French composer. (1799)
Samuel Gottlieb Bürde German writer. (1831)
Ludwig Tieck German poet and dramatist. (1853)
Sir Alexander Mackenzie Scottish composer and conductor. (1935)
Luisa Tetrazzini Italian soprano. (1940)
John O'Sullivan Irish tenor. (1955)
Parashkev Hadjiev Bulgarian composer. (1992)
Olivier Messiaen French composer. (1992)
PREMIERESL'africaine Giacomo Meyerbeer; Paris, Opéra, 28 April 1865.
Muzïka dlya zhivïkh Giya Alexandrovich Kancheli; Tbilisi, Paliashvili Theatre of Opera and Ballet, 28 April 1984.