BIRTHSHenri-Joseph Rigel German composer. (1741)
Carl Gottfried Theodor Winkler German poet, impresario and journalist. (1775)
Felipe Pedrell Spanish composer. (1841)
Natanael Berg Swedish composer. (1879)
Alban Berg Austrian composer. (1885)
John Warrack English writer on music. (1928)
Miklós Erdélyi Hungarian conductor. (1928)
Franz Crass German bass-baritone. (1928)
Willem Kersters Belgian composer. (1929)
Emil Petrovics Hungarian composer. (1930)
Miro Belamarić Croatian composer and conductor. (1935)
Hildegard Behrens German soprano. (1937)
Okan Demiriş Turkish composer. (1940)
Wolfgang Schöne German baritone. (1940)
Miloš Štědroň Czech composer. (1942)
Ryland Davies Welsh tenor. (1943)
Jay Reise American composer. (1950)
Marilyn Hill Smith English soprano. (1952)
DEATHSGiuseppe Antonio Vincenzo Aldrovandini Italian composer. (1707)
Franz Anton Hoffmeister Austrian composer. (1812)
Siegfried Garibaldi Kallenberg German composer. (1944)
Robert Burg Czech baritone. (1946)
Poul Schierbeck Danish composer. (1949)
Ernő Dohnányi Hungarian composer. (1960)
Alexandre Benois Russian stage designer, director and art historian. (1960)
Ulisse Prota-Giurleo Italian musicologist. (1966, 50 years)
Kurt Herbert Adler American conductor and director. (1988)
Ilse Hollweg German soprano. (1990)
Jarmila Novotná Czech soprano. (1994)
PREMIERESScipione affricano Francesco Cavalli; Venezia, Teatro SS Giovanni e Paolo, 9 February 1664.
Der Thurm zu Babel Anton Grigor'yevich Rubinstein; Königsberg [now Kaliningrad], 9 February 1870.
Falstaff Giuseppe Verdi; Milano, Teatro alla Scala, 9 February 1893.
Fierrabras Franz Schubert; Karlsruhe, Grossherzögliches Hoftheater, 9 February 1897.
BIRTHSAaron Hill English playwright and manager. (1685)
Pierre de La Garde French composer. (1717)
Franz Adam Veichtner German composer. (1741)
Johann Peter Pixis German composer. (1788)
Marţian Negrea Romanian composer. (1893)
Bertolt Brecht German librettist and playwright. (1898)
Gianna Pederzini Italian mezzo-soprano. (1900)
Leslie Hurry English painter and designer. (1909)
Maria Cebotari Austrian soprano. (1910)
Henry Krips Australian conductor. (1912)
Cesare Siepi Italian bass. (1923)
Rudolf Heinrich German stage designer. (1926)
Leontyne Price American soprano. (1927)
Brian Priestman English conductor. (1927)
Gerhard Rosenfeld German composer. (1931)
Stefan Kunze German musicologist. (1933)
Theodore Antoniou Greek composer. (1935)
Kazuko Hara Japanese composer. (1935)
Conrad Cummings American composer. (1948)
DEATHSJean-Paul-Egide Martini French composer. (1816, 200 years)
Cosimo Giotti Italian director and librettist. (1830)
August Bergt German composer. (1837)
Antonio Bazzini Italian composer. (1897)
Angelo Solerti Italian philologist and musicologist. (1907)
Emile Pessard French composer. (1917)
Alfred Bachelet French composer. (1944)
Sergey Eisenstein Soviet film director. (1948)
Armen Tigran Tigranyan Armenian composer. (1950)
Maria Labia Italian soprano. (1953)
Grace Williams Welsh composer. (1977)
Paolo Renosto Italian composer. (1988)
Inga Nielsen Danish soprano. (2008)
PREMIERESSemele George Frideric Handel; London, Covent Garden, 10 February 1744.
Der Jahrmarkt Georg Benda; Gotha, Schloss Friedenstein, 10 February 1775.
Les contes d'Hoffmann Jacques Offenbach; Paris, Opéra-Comique, 10 February 1881.
The Snow Maiden Nikolay Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov; St Petersburg, Mariinsky Theatre, 29 January/10 February 1882.
Salammbô Ernest Reyer; Brussels, Théâtre de la Monnaie, 10 February 1890.
Jonny spielt auf Ernst Krenek; Leipzig, Neues Theater, 10 February 1927.
BIRTHSBernard le Bovier de Fontenelle French librettist. (1657)
Eugen Carl German patron. (1728)
Anton Bachschmidt German composer. (1728)
Domenico Bolognese Italian librettist. (1819)
F Zell Austrian librettist and theatre director. (1829)
Peter Heise Danish composer. (1830)
Dimitri Ignat'yevich Arakishvili Georgian composer and ethnomusicologist. (1873)
Fritz Hart English composer and conductor. (1874)
Jean Gilbert German composer and conductor. (1879)
Paul von Klenau Danish composer and conductor. (1883)
August Seider German tenor. (1901)
Robert Weede American baritone. (1903)
Tudor Jarda Romanian composer. (1922)
Alexander Gibson Scottish conductor. (1926)
Michel Sénéchal French tenor. (1927)
Leonard Kastle American composer and director. (1929)
Francesco Pennisi Italian composer. (1934)
Bent Lorentzen Danish composer. (1935)
Catherine Gayer American soprano. (1937)
Edith Mathis Swiss soprano. (1938)
Lenus Carlson American baritone. (1945)
Magdalena Falewicz Polish soprano. (1946)
Jean-Philippe Lafont French bass-baritone. (1951)
Gabriele Fontana Austrian soprano. (1957)
DEATHSGottlob Ephraim Heermann German librettist. (1815)
Leopold Eugen Měchura Bohemian composer. (1870)
Gustav Schmidt German conductor and composer. (1882)
Erik Anthon Valdemar Siboni Danish composer. (1892)
Pascual Emilio Arrieta Spanish composer. (1894)
Rafael Calleja Spanish composer. (1938)
Franz Schmidt Austrian composer. (1939)
Giovanni Zenatello Italian tenor. (1949)
Emil Ábrányi Hungarian composer and conductor. (1970)
Georges Wakhévitch Russian stage, costume and film designer. (1984)
PREMIERESL'Olimpiade Niccolò Jommelli; Stuttgart, Herzogliches Theater, 11 February 1761.
Vologeso Niccolò Jommelli; Ludwigsburg, Schlosstheater, 11 February 1766. (250 years).
Fetonte Niccolò Jommelli; Ludwigsburg, Schlosstheater, 11 February 1768.
La fille du régiment Gaetano Donizetti; Opéra-Comique, 11 February 1840.
I lombardi alla prima crociata Giuseppe Verdi; Milano, Teatro alla Scala, 11 February 1843.
Voyevoda Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky; Moscow, Bol'shoy Theatre, 30 January/11 February 1869.
Asrael Alberto Franchetti; Reggio Emilia, Teatro Municipale, 11 February 1888.
The Tenor Hugo Weisgall; Baltimore, md, Peabody Opera Company, 11 February 1952.