BIRTHSMarin Marais French composer and viol player. (1656)
Ludwig Tieck German poet and dramatist. (1773)
Cesare Pugni Italian composer. (1802)
Rafael Hernando Spanish composer. (1822)
Erich Walter Sternberg Israeli composer. (1891)
Louis Fourestier French conductor and composer. (1892)
Edith Coates English mezzo-soprano. (1908)
Alfred Deller English countertenor. (1912)
Florence Quartararo American soprano. (1922)
Shirley Verrett American mezzo-soprano and soprano. (1931)
Alfred Muff Swiss bass-baritone. (1949)
Nancy Shade American soprano. (1949)
Bruce Adolphe American composer. (1955)
DEATHSMichał Kazimierz Ogiński Polish prince, Grand Hetman of Lithuania and composer. (1800)
Joseph Haydn Austrian composer. (1809)
Vatroslav Lisinski Croatian composer. (1854)
Audrey Mildmay English soprano. (1953)
Raoul Gunsbourg French composer and impresario. (1955)
Eduardo Toldrá Catalan composer. (1962)
Pavel Šivic Slovene composer. (1995)
PREMIERESLa gazza ladra Gioachino Rossini; Milano, Teatro alla Scala, 31 May 1817.
M. Choufleuri restera chez lui le … Jacques Offenbach; Paris, Palais Bourbon, 31 May 1861.
Le villi Giacomo Puccini; Milano, Teatro Dal Verme, 31 May 1884.
Aniara Karl-Birger Blomdahl; Stockholm, Royal Opera, 31 May 1959.
BIRTHSFriedrich Ludwig Seidel German composer. (1765)
Józef Elsner Polish composer. (1769)
Ferdinando Paer Italian composer. (1771)
Ferdinand Raimund Austrian dramatist, actor and theatre director. (1790)
Hermann Zopff German critic, teacher and composer. (1826)
Adolphe Jullien French writer on music. (1845)
Samuel L M Barlow American composer. (1892)
Valeriya Vladimirovna Barsova Russian soprano. (1892)
Walter Legge English administrator and writer. (1906)
John Tooley English administrator. (1924)
Edo De Waart Dutch conductor. (1941)
John Dew British director. (1944)
Frederica Von Stade American mezzo-soprano. (1945)
DEATHSGiuseppe Concone Italian composer and singing teacher. (1861)
Leo Slezak Austro-Czech tenor. (1946)
Ettore Mazzoleni Canadian conductor and teacher. (1968)
PREMIERESMasagniello Reinhard Keiser; Hamburg, Theater am Gänsemarkt, June 1706.
Acis and Galatea George Frideric Handel; Cannons, summer 1718.
Proserpin Joseph Martin Kraus; Stockholm, Ulriksdal Castle Theatre, 1 June 1781.
Gli sposi malcontenti Stephen Storace; Vienna, Burgtheater, 1 June 1785.
Il Campanello di notte Gaetano Donizetti; Napoli, Teatro Nuovo, 1 June 1836.
Padmâvatî Albert Roussel; Paris, Opéra, 1 June 1923.
BIRTHSMichel-Jean Sedaine French librettist and playwright. (1719)
Antoni Weinert Polish composer. (1751)
Edward Elgar English composer. (1857)
Harry Rowe Shelley American composer. (1858)
Felix Weingartner Austrian conductor. (1863)
Hakon Børresen Danish composer. (1876)
David Wynne Welsh composer. (1900)
Robin Orr Scottish composer and teacher. (1909)
Martha Rohs German mezzo-soprano. (1909)
Josef Metternich German baritone. (1915)
Eduardo Gimenez Spanish tenor. (1940)
Bruno Cagli Italian administrator, writer on music and librettist. (1942)
Marvin Hamlisch American composer. (1944)
Inga Nielsen Danish soprano. (1946)
Mark Elder English conductor. (1947)
Neil Shicoff American tenor. (1949)
DEATHSFranz Friedrich Siegmund August von Böcklin von Böcklinsau German composer and writer. (1813)
Alexander Nikolayevich Ostrovsky Russian dramatist. (1886)
Ernest Ford English composer. (1919)
Hans von Wolzogen German writer on music and librettist. (1938)
Josef Reiter Austrian composer. (1939)
Donald Gramm American bass-baritone. (1983)
Daniel Sternefeld Belgian composer and conductor. (1986)
Nazib Gayazovich Zhiganov Tatar composer. (1988)
Pilar Lorengar Spanish soprano. (1996)
Nicolai Ghiaurov Bulgarian bass. (2004)
PREMIERESSilla George Frideric Handel; ?performed privately at the Queen's Theatre, London, 2 June 1713.
Armida Antonio Salieri; Vienna, Burgtheater, 2 June 1771.
Isabeau Pietro Mascagni; Buenos Aires, Teatro Coliseo, 2 June 1911.
Lulu Alban Berg; Zürich, Stadttheater, 2 June 1937 ; Paris, Opéra, 24 February 1979.
The English Cat Hans Werner Henze; Schwetzingen, 2 June 1983.