BIRTHSDominick Argento American composer. (1927)
Edda Moser Austrian soprano. (1938)
Charles Brett English countertenor. (1941)
David Johnson Scottish composer. (1942)
Stuart Kale Welsh tenor. (1944)
Volodymyr Mykolayovych Zahortsev Ukrainian composer. (1944)
DEATHSGiovanni Francesco Busenello Italian librettist. (1659)
Ferdinand Fränzl German composer. (1833)
Edward Fitzball English dramatist and librettist. (1873)
Alphons Czibulka Hungarian composer. (1894)
Gladys De Grey English patron. (1917)
A M Willner Austrian librettist. (1929)
Georgette Leblanc French soprano. (1941)
Charles Levadé French composer. (1948)
Eduard Künneke German composer. (1953)
Franco Alfano Italian composer. (1954)
Bernardo De Muro Italian tenor. (1955)
Vladimir Mikhaylovich Deshevov Russian composer. (1955)
Léon David French tenor. (1962)
Jaime Pahissa Spanish composer. (1969)
Norman Allin English bass. (1973)
Deryck Cooke English writer on music. (1976)
Hans Werner Henze German composer. (2012)
PREMIERESIl pirata Vincenzo Bellini; Milano, Teatro alla Scala, 27 October 1827.
New Year Michael Tippett; Houston, Wortham Theater Center, 27 October 1989.
BIRTHSIgnaz von Beecke German composer. (1733)
John Thomson Scottish composer. (1805)
Ernst Rosmer Austrian playwright and librettist. (1866, 150 years)
Conrado del Campo Spanish composer. (1878)
Fritz Wolff German tenor. (1894)
Howard Hanson American composer. (1896)
Giovanni Voyer Spanish tenor. (1901)
Louis de Meester Belgian composer. (1904)
Claramae Turner American contralto. (1920)
Kenneth Montgomery British conductor. (1943)
Alan Titus American baritone. (1945)
Ann Monoyios American soprano. (1949)
Warren Ellsworth American tenor. (1951)
DEATHSStefano Landi Italian composer and singer. (1639)
Joseph Bodin de Boismortier French composer. (1755)
Andrea Adolfati Italian composer. (1760)
Michel Blavet French composer and flautist. (1768)
Jacopo Durandi Italian librettist. (1817)
Francesco Morlacchi Italian composer. (1841)
Richard Heuberger Austrian composer. (1914)
Yelizaveta Fyodorovna Petrenko Ukrainian mezzo-soprano. (1951)
Mária Gyurkovics Hungarian soprano. (1973)
Giuseppe Savagnone Italian conductor and composer. (1984)
Willem Pelemans Belgian composer. (1991)
PREMIERESRoberto Devereux Gaetano Donizetti; Napoli, Teatro S Carlo, 28 October 1837.
Die Abreise Eugen d'Albert; Frankfurt, 28 October 1898.
Capriccio Richard Strauss; Munich, Staatsoper, 28 October 1942.
BIRTHSJoseph-François Duché de Vancy French librettist. (1668)
Emmanuel Bondeville French composer. (1898)
Herbert Fliether German bass-baritone. (1911)
Václav Neumann Czech conductor. (1920)
Jon Vickers Canadian tenor. (1926)
Gerd Feldhoff German baritone. (1931)
Franco Tagliavini Italian tenor. (1934)
DEATHSReveriano Soutullo Spanish composer. (1932)
Gustavo E Campa Mexican composer. (1934)
Edmée Favart French soprano. (1941)
Siegfried Salomon Danish composer. (1962)
Osamu Shimizu Japanese composer. (1986)
Franco Corelli Italian tenor. (2003)
PREMIERESDon Giovanni Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Prague, National Theatre, 29 October 1787.
Lulu Friedrich Kuhlau; Copenhagen, Det Kongelige Teater, 29 October 1824.
The Siege of Rochelle Michael William Balfe; London, Drury Lane, 29 October 1835.
The Devil's Wall Bedřich Smetana; Prague, New Czech Theatre, 29 October 1882.
Oresteya Sergey Ivanovich Taneyev; St Petersburg, Mariinsky Theatre, 17/29 October 1895.
Der Schmied von Gent Franz Schreker; Berlin, Städtische Oper, 29 October 1932.
Candide Leonard Bernstein; Boston, 29 October 1956.