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.
BIRTHSMatthäus Stegmayer Austrian composer, dramatist and singer. (1771)
Anna Gottlieb Austrian singer. (1774)
Auguste Barbier French poet. (1805)
Carl Millöcker Austrian composer. (1842)
Alfred G Robyn American composer. (1860)
Vittorio Mario Vanzo Italian conductor and composer. (1862)
Thomas Beecham English conductor. (1879)
Malcolm Sargent English conductor. (1895)
Jacques Wolfe American composer. (1896)
Peter Sculthorpe Australian composer. (1929)
Darijan Božič Slovene composer. (1933)
Zubin Mehta Indian conductor. (1936)
Harald Stamm German bass. (1938)
Gino Quilico Canadian baritone. (1955)
DEATHSAntonio Jolli Joli Italian stage designer. (1777)
Margarete Schick German singer. (1809)
MIchael Costa English conductor and composer. (1884)
František Bedřich Kott Czech composer. (1884)
Manfred Gurlitt German composer and conductor. (1973)
Clive Douglas Australian composer. (1977)
James McCracken American tenor. (1988)
Stephen Oliver English composer. (1992)
PREMIERESDie Hochzeit des Camacho Felix Mendelssohn; Berlin, Schauspielhaus, 29 April 1827.
The Gambler Sergey Prokofiev; Brussels, Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie, 29 April 1929.
BIRTHSStanislav Suda Czech composer. (1865)
Franz Lehár Austro-Hungarian composer and conductor. (1870)
Acario Cotapos Chilean composer. (1889)
Alda Noni Italian soprano. (1916)
Tony Harrison English librettist and translator. (1937)
DEATHSHenry R Bishop English composer. (1855)
Carl Rosa German impresario. (1889)
Antonio Cagnoni Italian composer. (1896)
Charles Radoux-Rogier Belgian composer. (1952)
Armand Marsick Belgian composer. (1959)
Giorgio Polacco Italian conductor. (1960)
Clive Carey English baritone. (1968)
Edvard Fliflet Braein Norwegian composer. (1976)
PREMIERESTolomeo George Frideric Handel; London, King's Theatre, 30 April 1728.
Der Rauchfangkehrer Antonio Salieri; Vienna, Burgtheater, 30 April 1781.
Lodoletta Pietro Mascagni; Rome, Costanzi, 30 April 1917. (100 years).
Perséphone Igor Stravinsky; Paris, Opéra, 30 April 1934.
Maître Pathelin Rainer Kunad; Dresden, Staatsoper, 30 April 1969.
A Full Moon in March John Harbison; Cambridge, Massachusetts, Sanders Theater, 30 April 1979.