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28 February
BIRTHS * Maria 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)

DEATHS * Nicolò 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)

PREMIERES David 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.
 

01 March
BIRTHS * Albert 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)

DEATHS * Luigi 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)

PREMIERES Dido, 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.
 

02 March
BIRTHS * Johann 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)

DEATHS * Francesco 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)

PREMIERES Sant' 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.