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30 June
BIRTHS * Pietro Antonio Bernardoni Italian librettist. (1672) * António Leal Moreira Portuguese composer. (1758) * Hervé French composer, singer and manager. (1825) * Paul Constantinescu Romanian composer. (1909) * Natko Devčicś Croatian composer. (1914) * James Loughran Scottish conductor. (1931) * Pauls Dambis Latvian composer. (1936) * Magali Chalmeau-Damonte French mezzo-soprano. (1960)

DEATHS * Domenico David Italian librettist. (1698) * Eugenio Terziani Italian conductor and composer. (1889) * Claude Terrasse French composer. (1923) * Göta Ljungberg Swedish soprano. (1955) * Clarence Cameron White American composer and violinist. (1960) * Caspar Neher German stage designer and librettist. (1962) * Jan Evangelista Zelinka Czech composer. (1969) * Federico Romero Spanish zarzuela librettist. (1976) * Renato Capecchi Italian baritone. (1998)

PREMIERES Die schöne Galathée Franz Suppé; Berlin, Meysel's, 30 June 1865.
 

01 July
BIRTHS * Georg Christoph Grosheim German composer. (1764) * Benvenuto Franci Italian baritone. (1891) * Peter Anders German tenor. (1908) * Jean Giraudeau French tenor. (1916, 100 years) * Hans Werner Henze German composer. (1926) * Raymond Myers Australian baritone. (1938) * Cynthia Buchan Scottish mezzo-soprano. (1949) * Paul Daniel English conductor. (1958)

DEATHS * Giovanni Andrea Bontempi Italian composer, librettist and architect. (1705) * Erik Satie French composer. (1925) * Clarence Lucas Canadian composer and conductor. (1947) * Emile Jaques-Dalcroze Swiss composer and educator. (1950) * Pierre Monteux American conductor. (1964) * Hellmuth Christian Wolff German musicologist and composer. (1988)

PREMIERES Tomyris Reinhard Keiser; Hamburg, Theater am Gänsemarkt, July 1717. Arabella Richard Strauss; Dresden, Staatsoper, 1 July 1933.
 

02 July
BIRTHS * Pietro Ottoboni Italian patron and librettist. (1667) * Christoph Willibald Gluck . Composer. (1714) * Peter Ritter German cellist and composer. (1763) * Francesco Spetrino Italian conductor and composer. (1857) * Albert Szirmai American composer. (1880) * Tyrone Guthrie English producer. (1900) * Earl Robinson American composer. (1910) * Bryan Balkwill English conductor. (1922) * György Melis Hungarian baritone. (1923) * Ruth Berghaus German director. (1927) * Christian Johannes Du Plessis South African baritone. (1944) * Sylvain Cambreling French conductor. (1948) * Mani Mekler Israeli soprano. (1949)

DEATHS * Domenico Freschi Italian composer. (1710) * Jean-Jacques Rousseau Swiss theorist and composer. (1778) * François Bazin French composer. (1878) * Anton Pavlovich Chekhov Russian dramatist and short-story writer. (1904) * Felix Mottl Austrian conductor, arranger and composer. (1911) * Vladimir Kastorsky Russian bass. (1948) * Bartolomej Urbanec Slovak composer. (1983) * Beverly Sills American soprano and director. (2007)

PREMIERES Our Man in Havana Malcolm Williamson; London, Sadler's Wells Theatre, 2 July 1963.