BIRTHSMaria Theresia Ahlefeldt German composer. (1755)
Gustave A Kerker American composer. (1857)
Eugène Bigot French conductor. (1888)
Ragnar Ulfung Norwegian tenor. (1927)
Joseph Rouleau Canadian bass. (1929)
Sylvia Geszty Hungarian soprano. (1934)
Ellen Rosand American musicologist. (1940)
Alexander Malta Swiss bass. (1942)
DEATHSNicolò Minato Italian librettist, impresario and poet. (1698)
Pietro Ottoboni Italian patron and librettist. (1740)
Friedrich Wilhelm Rust German composer. (1796)
Vladimir Nikolayevich Bel'sky Russian librettist. (1946)
Félix Vieuille French bass. (1953)
Frederick Piket American composer. (1974)
Todd Duncan American baritone. (1998)
Pet Halmen German designer and director. (2012)
PREMIERESDavid et Jonathas Marc-Antoine Charpentier; Paris, Collège Louis-le-Grand, 28 February 1688.
Camilla, ossia Il sotterraneo Ferdinando Paer; Vienna, Kärntnertortheater, 28 February 1799.
Joconde Nicolas Isouard; Paris, Opéra-Comique, 28 February 1814.
Crispino e la comare Luigi Ricci; Venezia, S Benedetto, 28 February 1850.
La reine de Saba Charles-François Gounod; Paris, Opéra, 28 February 1862.
The Stone Guest Alexander Sergeyevich Dargomïzhsky; St Petersburg, Mariinsky Theatre, 16/28 February 1872.
Gräfin Mariza Emmerich Kálmán; Vienna, Theater an der Wien, 28 February 1924.
BIRTHSAlbert Dupuis Belgian composer. (1877)
Gabriel Edouard Xavier Dupont French composer. (1878)
Jürgen Fehling German director. (1885)
Dimitri Mitropoulos American conductor and composer. (1896)
Alfred Goodman German composer. (1920)
Lucine Amara American soprano. (1927)
Pierre Max Dubois French composer. (1930)
Ian Caddy English bass-baritone. (1947)
DEATHSLuigi Vanvitelli Italian scene designer and inventor of stage machinery. (1773)
Giovanni Paolo Gaspari Italian stage designer. (1775)
Georg Christoph Wagenseil Austrian composer. (1777)
Leopold II . Holy Roman Emperor and patron. (1792)
Carlos Baguer Catalan composer. (1808)
Luigi Gatti Italian composer. (1817, 200 years)
Luigi Romanelli Italian librettist. (1839)
George Grossmith English baritone and composer. (1912)
Gabriele D'Annunzio Italian writer. (1938)
Florica Cristoforeanu Romanian mezzo-soprano. (1960)
Sergius Kagen American composer. (1964)
Boleslav Vomáčka Czech composer. (1965)
Sven Nilsson Swedish bass. (1970)
Sandro Fuga Italian composer. (1994)
Max Rudolf American conductor. (1995)
PREMIERESDido, Königin von Carthago Christoph Graupner; Hamburg, Theater am Gänsemarkt, spring 1707.
Bajazet Francesco Gasparini; Reggio Emilia, Teatro Pubblico, Spring Fair 1719.
Cud mniemany Jan Stefani; Warsaw, National Theatre, 1 March 1794.
The Consul Gian Carlo Menotti; Philadelphia, Shubert Theatre, 1 March 1950.
Assassinio nella cattedrale Ildebrando Pizzetti; Milano, Teatro alla Scala, 1 March 1958.
The Cry of Clytaemnestra john c. Eaton; Bloomington, Indiana University Opera Theater, 1 March 1980.
Harriet, the Woman called 'Moses' Thea Musgrave; Norfolk, Virginia, 1 March 1985.
Voss Richard Meale; Adelaide, Festival Centre, 1 March 1986.
BIRTHSJohann Christian Friedrich Haeffner German composer. (1759)
George Alexander Macfarren English composer and teacher. (1813)
Antonio Buzzolla Italian composer. (1815)
Bedřich Smetana Czech composer. (1824)
Léon Jongen Belgian composer. (1884)
Eduardo Rodríguez-Losada Rebellón Spanish composer. (1886)
Thomas Burke English tenor. (1890)
Kurt Weill German composer. (1900)
Marc Blitzstein American composer. (1905)
Anthony Lewis English musicologist and conductor. (1915)
John Gardner English composer and teacher. (1917, 100 years)
Mario Zafred Italian composer. (1922)
Eric Feldbusch Belgian composer. (1922)
Juraj Beneš Slovak composer. (1940)
Robert Lloyd English bass. (1940)
Leif Segerstam Finnish conductor. (1944)
DEATHSFrancesco Melosio Italian poet and librettist. (1670)
François Bouvard French composer. (1760)
Karel Loos Czech composer. (1772)
Jean-Simon Berthélémy French painter and costume designer. (1811)
Christian Friedrich Hermann Uber German composer. (1822)
Carl Eberwein German composer. (1868)
Erna Sack German soprano. (1972)
Jean Kurt Forest German composer. (1975)
Hugo Cole English composer. (1995)
PREMIERESSant' Alessio Stefano Landi; Roma, ? Palazzo Barberini ai Giubbonari, 2 March 1631, or Palazzo Barberini alle Quattro Fontane, 18 February 1632.
Orfeo Luigi Rossi; Paris, Palais Royal, 2 March 1647.
Zanetto Pietro Mascagni; Pesaro, Liceo Musicale, 2 March 1896.
Ein Walzertraum Oscar Straus; Vienna, Carltheater, 2 March 1907.
Massimilla Doni Othmar Schoeck; Dresden, Staatsoper, 2 March 1937.
Ariane Bohuslav Martinů; Gelsenkirchen, 2 March 1961.