BIRTHSAnton German amateur composer. (1755)
Augusto Machado Portuguese composer. (1845)
Henri Christiné French composer. (1867)
Max Ettinger German composer. (1874)
Heinz Reichert Austrian librettist. (1877)
Maurice Schoemaker Belgian composer. (1890)
Elvira de Hidalgo Spanish soprano. (1892)
Augusta Oltrabella Italian soprano. (1897)
Ivan Brkanović Croatian composer. (1906)
Charles Holland American tenor. (1909)
Fedele D'Amico Italian critic. (1912)
Allan Blank American composer. (1925)
Giancarlo Del Monaco Italian director. (1943)
Janet Perry Swiss soprano. (1947)
DEATHSDonato Cupeda Italian librettist. (1704)
Thomas D'Hèle English librettist. (1780)
Francesco Salari Italian composer. (1828)
Alessandro Nini Italian composer. (1880)
Amy Marcy Beach American composer and pianist. (1944)
Rafael Martínez Valls Spanish composer. (1946)
Louis Hasselmans French conductor. (1957)
Joseph Post Australian conductor. (1972)
Constantin Regamey Swiss composer. (1982)
Eamonn O'Gallagher Irish composer. (1982)
Kurt Baum German tenor. (1989)
PREMIERESIl Trionfo di Camilla, regina de' Volsci Giovanni Bononcini; Napoli, Teatro di S Bartolomeo, 27 December 1696.
Callirhoé André Cardinal Destouches; Paris, Opéra, 27 December 1712.
La scuola de' gelosi Antonio Salieri; Venezia, Teatro S Moisè, 27 December 1778.
Gli equivoci Stephen Storace; Vienna, Burgtheater, 27 December 1786.
Adelaide di Borgogna Gioachino Rossini; Roma, Teatro Argentina, 27 December 1817.
The Saint of Bleecker Street Gian Carlo Menotti; New York, Broadway Theatre, 27 December 1954.
BIRTHSChristian Friedrich Müller German composer. (1752)
Johan Wikmanson Swedish composer. (1753)
Calixa Lavallée Canadian composer. (1842)
Harry B Smith American lyricist and librettist. (1860)
Holger Byrding Danish bass. (1891)
Miguel Fleta Spanish tenor. (1893)
Roger Sessions American composer and teacher. (1896)
Nicolae Brânzeu Romanian composer and conductor. (1907)
Roman Palester Polish composer. (1907)
Paolo Silveri Italian baritone. (1913)
Gheorghe Dumitrescu Romanian composer. (1914, 100 years)
Rita Orlandi Malaspina Italian soprano. (1937)
DEATHSAntonio Caldara Italian composer. (1736)
Gennaro Manna Italian composer. (1779)
Pasquale Sogner Italian composer. (1842)
Alfred Cellier English composer and conductor. (1891)
Domenico Alaleona Italian musicologist, conductor and composer. (1928)
Maurice Ravel French composer. (1937)
Paul Hindemith German composer. (1963)
Ludwig Hofmann German bass. (1963)
Maria Németh Hungarian soprano. (1967)
Marie Powers American contralto. (1973)
David Ewen American writer on music. (1985)
Henry Barraud French composer. (1997)
PREMIERESL'italiana in Londra Domenico Cimarosa; Roma, Teatro Valle, 28 December 1779.
Madame Favart Jacques Offenbach; Paris, Folies-Dramatiques, 28 December 1878.
Šárka Zdeněk Fibich; Prague, National Theatre, 28 December 1897.
Königskinder Engelbert Humperdinck; New York, Metropolitan Opera, 28 December 1910.
BIRTHSPompadour French patron. (1721)
Aimé Leborne French composer. (1797)
Karel Sabina Czech librettist. (1813)
Miguel Echegaray Spanish librettist. (1848)
Tomás Bretón Spanish composer and conductor. (1850)
Eleodoro Ortiz de Zárate Chilean composer. (1865)
Jules Bledsoe American baritone. (1898)
Peggy Glanville-Hicks Australian composer. (1912)
Mado Robin French soprano. (1918)
Roman Vlad Italian composer and writer on music. (1919)
Kolbjörn Höiseth Norwegian tenor. (1932)
Philip Prowse English designer and director. (1937)
DEATHSJacopo Corsi Italian patron. (1602)
Giovanni Antonio Boretti Italian composer and singer. (1672)
Johann Heinrich Rolle German composer. (1785)
Anton Bachschmidt German composer. (1797)
Johann Baptist Schenk Austrian composer. (1836)
Léon Carvalho French theatre director. (1897)
John Adam Hugo American composer. (1945)
Alfred Loewenberg British lexicographer. (1949)
Hans Rosbaud Austrian conductor. (1962)
Miroslav Krejčí Czech composer. (1964, 50 years)
Kósçak Yamada Japanese composer. (1965)
Fritz Behrend German composer. (1972)
John Antill Australian composer. (1986)
Irma Beilke German soprano. (1989)
Aulikki Rautawaara Finnish soprano. (1990)
Yvonne Desportes French composer. (1993)
Gino Sinimberghi Italian tenor. (1996)
PREMIERESArianna in Nasso Nicola Porpora; London, Lincoln's Inn Fields, 29 December 1733.
Ba-ta-clan Jacques Offenbach; Paris, Théâtre des Bouffes-Parisiens, 29 December 1855.
Sly Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari; Milano, Teatro alla Scala, 29 December 1927.