BIRTHSGiuseppe Petrosellini Italian librettist. (1727)
Gaetano Donizetti Italian composer. (1797)
Carl Binder Austrian composer. (1816)
Abramo Basevi Italian critic. (1818)
F C Burnand English librettist and dramatist. (1836)
Paul Hillemacher French composer. (1852)
Spyridon Samaras Greek composer. (1861)
Friedrich Klose German-Swiss composer. (1862)
Waldemar von Baussnern German composer. (1866)
Edoardo Vitale Italian conductor. (1872)
Erich Zimmermann German tenor. (1892)
Lodovico Rocca Italian composer. (1895)
Valentino Bucchi Italian composer. (1916)
John Brecknock English tenor. (1937)
Lou Galterio American director and administrator. (1942)
Philippe Huttenlocher Swiss baritone. (1942)
Carole Farley American soprano. (1946)
DEATHSClaudio Monteverdi Italian composer. (1643)
Charles-Simon Catel French composer. (1830)
Giovanni Tadolini Italian composer and singing teacher. (1872)
Frederic Emes Clay English composer. (1889)
Martin Simonsen Australian impresario. (1899)
Giacomo Puccini Italian composer. (1924)
Henry W Savage American impresario. (1927)
Gennaro Papi American conductor. (1941)
Erich Wolfgang Korngold American composer. (1957)
Giovanni Voyer Spanish tenor. (1976)
Giulio Viozzi Italian composer. (1984)
Filippo Sanjust Italian director and stage designer. (1992)
Deon van der Walt South African tenor. (2005)
PREMIERESSaffo Giovanni Pacini; Napoli, Teatro S Carlo, 29 November 1840.
Gabriella di Vergy Gaetano Donizetti; Napoli, Teatro S Carlo, 29 November 1869.
The Violins of Saint-Jacques Malcolm Williamson; London, Sadler's Wells, 29 November 1966.
BIRTHSJoachim Albertini Polish composer. (1748)
Johann Baptist Schenk Austrian composer. (1753)
Franz Xaver Gerl Austrian bass and composer. (1764)
Carl Loewe German composer. (1796)
August Klughardt German conductor and composer. (1847)
Ludwig Thuille Austrian composer. (1861)
Ernest Newman English writer on music. (1868)
Ture Rangström Swedish composer. (1884)
Andreas Nezeritis Greek composer. (1897)
Hans Krása German composer. (1899)
Claude Arrieu French composer. (1903)
Klaus Huber Swiss composer. (1924)
Walter Weller Austrian conductor. (1939)
Luana DeVol American soprano. (1942)
DEATHSGirolamo Frigimelica Roberti Italian librettist and poet. (1732)
Friedrich Fleischmann German composer. (1798)
Germain Delavigne French playwright and librettist. (1868)
Oscar Wilde Irish writer. (1900)
Marc Delmas French composer. (1931)
Franco Vittadini Italian composer and conductor. (1948)
Wilhelm Furtwängler German conductor. (1954)
Beniamino Gigli Italian tenor. (1957)
Heinz Tietjen German intendent, director and conductor. (1967)
Göran Järvefelt Swedish director. (1989)
Peter Hofmann German tenor. (2010)
PREMIERESPoliuto Gaetano Donizetti; Napoli, Teatro S Carlo, 30 November 1848.
Le cid Jules Massenet; Paris, Opéra, 30 November 1885.
Le roi Arthus Ernest Chausson; Brussels, Théâtre de la Monnaie, 30 November 1903.
Risurrezione Franco Alfano; Turin, Teatro Vittorio Emanuele, 30 November 1904.
The Decision Thea Musgrave; London, Sadler's Wells, 30 November 1967.
The Red Line Aulis Sallinen; Helsinki, Finnish National Opera, 30 November 1978.
BIRTHSJohan Henrik Kellgren Swedish librettist. (1751)
Nikolay Mikhaylovich Karamzin Russian writer and historian. (1766)
Castil-Blaze French critic, librettist, translator and arranger. (1784)
August Röckel German composer. (1814)
Ernest Reyer French composer and critic. (1823)
Alfred Cellier English composer and conductor. (1844)
Peter Erasmus Lange-Müller Danish composer. (1850)
Mykola Dmytrovych Leontovych Ukrainian composer. (1877)
Mario Persico Italian composer. (1892)
Heather Begg New Zealand mezzo-soprano. (1932)
Gordon Crosse English composer. (1937)
Sergio Segalini French critic. (1944)
Leontina Vaduva Romanian soprano. (1960)
DEATHSChristian Ludwig Boxberg German composer and librettist. (1729)
Maurice Greene English composer. (1755)
Jean-Antoine Bérard French haute-contre and writer on singing. (1772)
Anton Fischer German composer and tenor. (1808)
Ferdinando Bertoni Italian composer. (1813)
Justin Heinrich Knecht German composer. (1817)
Hans Heinrich XIV Hochberg German administrator and composer. (1926)
Anna Tariol-Baugé French soprano. (1944)
Felix Petyrek Austrian composer. (1951)
Nicolae Bretan Romanian composer, singer, director and conductor. (1968)
Erna Schlüter German soprano. (1969)
Rudolf Heinrich German stage designer. (1975)
PREMIERESRiders to the Sea Ralph Vaughan Williams; London, Royal College of Music, 1 December 1937.
Billy Budd Benjamin Britten; in four acts, London, Covent Garden, 1 December 1951.
Valis Tod Machover; Paris, Centre Pompidou, 1 December 1987.