BIRTHSGiacomo Durazzo Italian impresario, poet and diplomat. (1717, 300 years)
Andreas Jakob Romberg German composer. (1767, 250 years)
Louis Niedermeyer Swiss composer. (1802)
Friedrich Flotow German composer. (1812)
Arthur Nevin American composer. (1871)
Delia Reinhardt German soprano. (1892)
Norman Bel Geddes American stage designer. (1893)
Parashkev Hadjiev Bulgarian composer. (1912)
Guido Cantelli Italian conductor. (1920)
Beatrice Laufer American composer. (1923)
Tom McDonnell Australian baritone. (1940)
Judith Blegen American soprano. (1941)
James Atherton American tenor and director. (1943)
Ilona Tokody Hungarian soprano. (1953)
DEATHSTommaso Stanzani Italian librettist. (1717, 300 years)
Sigismond Thalberg German pianist and composer. (1871)
Carlos de Campos Brazilian composer. (1927)
Dmitry Smirnov Russian tenor. (1944)
Torsten Ralf Swedish tenor. (1954)
Michael Mudie English conductor. (1962)
Luise Willer German mezzo-soprano. (1970)
John Culshaw English record and television producer. (1980)
Julia Smith American composer. (1989)
PREMIERESCadmus et Hermione Jean-Baptiste Lully; Paris, Jeu de paume de Béquet, 27 April 1673.
Radamisto George Frideric Handel; London, King's Theatre, 27 April 1720.
Il Trionfo di Clelia Johann Adolf Hasse; Vienna, Burgtheater, 27 April 1762.
Roméo et Juliette Charles-François Gounod; Paris, Théâtre Lyrique, 27 April 1867. (150 years).
Le roi de Lahore Jules Massenet; Paris, Opéra, 27 April 1877.
Švanda the Bagpiper Jaromír Weinberger; Prague, National Theatre, 27 April 1927.
BIRTHSPier Jacopo Martello Italian poet and writer on opera. (1665)
Claude Gillot French painter and designer. (1673)
Paul Ignaz Kürzinger Bavarian composer. (1750)
Nicola De Pirro Italian administrator. (1898)
Frans Vroons Dutch tenor. (1911)
Maria Tauberová Czech soprano. (1911)
Nan Merriman American mezzo-soprano. (1920)
Francis Burt English composer and teacher. (1926)
Giulia Barrera De Curtis American soprano. (1942)
Jeffrey Tate English conductor. (1943)
Nicola LeFanu English composer. (1947)
Gerald Barry Irish composer. (1952)
DEATHSThomas Betterton English actor, manager and director. (1710)
Pietro Mingotti Italian impresario. (1759)
François Giroust French composer. (1799)
Samuel Gottlieb Bürde German writer. (1831)
Ludwig Tieck German poet and dramatist. (1853)
Sir Alexander Mackenzie Scottish composer and conductor. (1935)
Luisa Tetrazzini Italian soprano. (1940)
John O'Sullivan Irish tenor. (1955)
Parashkev Hadjiev Bulgarian composer. (1992)
Olivier Messiaen French composer. (1992)
PREMIERESL'africaine Giacomo Meyerbeer; Paris, Opéra, 28 April 1865.
Muzïka dlya zhivïkh Giya Alexandrovich Kancheli; Tbilisi, Paliashvili Theatre of Opera and Ballet, 28 April 1984.
BIRTHSMatthäus Stegmayer Austrian composer, dramatist and singer. (1771)
Anna Gottlieb Austrian singer. (1774)
Auguste Barbier French poet. (1805)
Carl Millöcker Austrian composer. (1842)
Alfred G Robyn American composer. (1860)
Vittorio Mario Vanzo Italian conductor and composer. (1862)
Thomas Beecham English conductor. (1879)
Malcolm Sargent English conductor. (1895)
Jacques Wolfe American composer. (1896)
Peter Sculthorpe Australian composer. (1929)
Darijan Božič Slovene composer. (1933)
Zubin Mehta Indian conductor. (1936)
Harald Stamm German bass. (1938)
Gino Quilico Canadian baritone. (1955)
DEATHSAntonio Jolli Joli Italian stage designer. (1777)
Margarete Schick German singer. (1809)
MIchael Costa English conductor and composer. (1884)
František Bedřich Kott Czech composer. (1884)
Manfred Gurlitt German composer and conductor. (1973)
Clive Douglas Australian composer. (1977)
James McCracken American tenor. (1988)
Stephen Oliver English composer. (1992)
PREMIERESDie Hochzeit des Camacho Felix Mendelssohn; Berlin, Schauspielhaus, 29 April 1827.
The Gambler Sergey Prokofiev; Brussels, Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie, 29 April 1929.