BIRTHSGiovanni Giacomo Arrigoni Italian composer. (1597)
Gaetano Maria Schiassi Italian composer. (1698)
Lorenzo Da Ponte Italian librettist. (1749)
Dudley Buck American composer and organist. (1839)
Mykola Vitaliyovych Lysenko Ukrainian composer. (1842)
Henry Krehbiel American critic and writer on music. (1854)
Ugo Bottacchiari Italian composer. (1879)
José Ramos Martín Spanish librettist. (1892)
Arthur Honegger Swiss composer. (1892)
Eva Turner English soprano. (1892)
Finn Høffding Danish composer. (1899)
Hans Brehme German composer. (1904)
Owen Brannigan English bass. (1908)
Bernadetta Matuszczak Polish composer. (1933)
Thomas Bauman American musicologist. (1948)
Stephen Oliver English composer. (1950)
DEATHSLouis-Joseph Francoeur French composer and administrator. (1804)
Louis Joseph Daussoigne-Méhul Franco-Belgian composer. (1875)
Ciro Pinsuti Italian composer and singing teacher. (1888)
Teodulo Mabellini Italian composer and conductor. (1897)
Johan Peter Emilius Hartmann Danish composer. (1900)
Carl Reinecke German composer and conductor. (1910)
Mikhail Afanas'yevich Bulgakov Soviet novelist. (1940)
Albert Huberty Belgian bass. (1955)
Léopold Samuel Belgian composer. (1975)
Fedele D'Amico Italian critic. (1990)
Elie Siegmeister American composer. (1991)
PREMIERESLa vestale Saverio Mercadante; Napoli, Teatro S Carlo, 10 March 1840.
Die Königin von Saba Karl Goldmark; Vienna, Hofoperntheater, 10 March 1875.
Don Procopio Georges Bizet; Monte Carlo, Opéra, 10 March 1906.
Die Bürgschaft Kurt Weill; Berlin, Städtische Oper, 10 March 1932.
L'aiglon Arthur Honegger; Monte Carlo, Opéra, 10 March 1937.
BIRTHSTorquato Tasso Italian poet and playwright. (1544)
Giovanni Veneziano Italian composer. (1683)
Vincent Wallace Irish composer. (1812)
Antonio Bazzini Italian composer. (1818)
Carl Ruggles American composer. (1876)
Henry Cowell American composer. (1897)
Ivan Semyonovich Kozlovsky Ukrainian tenor. (1900)
Zdeněk Otava Czech baritone. (1902)
Tibor Polgar Canadian composer and conductor. (1907)
Xavier Montsalvatge Spanish composer. (1912)
Beni Montresor Italian designer and director. (1926)
Joep Straesser Dutch composer. (1934)
Sarah Walker English mezzo-soprano. (1943)
DEATHSEmilio de'Cavalieri Italian composer. (1602)
Georg Reutter Austrian composer. (1772)
Anton Eberl Austrian composer. (1807)
Philip James de Loutherbourg German designer. (1812)
Andreas Hallén Swedish composer. (1925)
Melanie Kurt Austrian soprano. (1941)
Arturo Rossato Italian librettist and novelist. (1942)
Susan Strong American soprano. (1946)
Sergey Nikiforovich Vasilenko Russian composer. (1956)
Geraldine Farrar American soprano. (1967)
Philip Bezanson American composer. (1975)
Hélène Bouvier French mezzo-soprano. (1978)
Gerhard Stolze German tenor. (1979)
Maria Reining Austrian soprano. (1991)
Claudio Sartori Italian musicologist and bibliographer. (1994)
Hugo Weisgall American composer. (1997)
PREMIERESI Capuleti e i Montecchi Vincenzo Bellini; Venezia, Teatro La Fenice, 11 March 1830.
Il Giuramento Saverio Mercadante; Milano, Teatro alla Scala, 11 March 1837.
Rigoletto Giuseppe Verdi; Venezia, Teatro La Fenice, 11 March 1851.
Don Carlos Giuseppe Verdi; Paris, Opéra, 11 March 1867.
Germania Alberto Franchetti; Milano, Teatro alla Scala, 11 March 1902.
C'est la guerre Emil Petrovics; Budapest, Opera, 11 March 1962.
BIRTHSThomas Augustine Arne English composer and violinist. (1710)
Auguste, de Peellaert Belgian composer. (1793)
Cyrill Kistler German composer and writer on music. (1848)
Salvatore Di Giacomo Italian poet, novelist, playwright, writer on music and theatre historian. (1860)
Gabriele D'Annunzio Italian writer. (1863)
Joseph Gustav Mraczek German composer. (1878)
Gregorio Baudot-Puente Spanish composer and conductor. (1884)
Hans Knappertsbusch German conductor. (1888)
Mansi Barberis Romanian composer. (1899)
Helga Pilarczyk German soprano. (1925)
Zoltán Kelemen Hungarian bass-baritone. (1926)
John Cox British director. (1935)
Elizabeth Vaughan Welsh soprano. (1937)
Veriano Luchetti Italian tenor. (1939)
Catherine Dubosc French soprano. (1959)
DEATHSGiovanni Cosimo Villifranchi Italian librettist. (1699)
Carlo Sigismondo Capece Italian librettist. (1728)
Heinrich Carl Ebell German composer and writer on music. (1824)
Friedrich Kuhlau Danish composer. (1832)
Alessandro Sanquirico Italian scene painter and designer. (1849)
Gustave Vaëz Belgian librettist and translator. (1862)
Cristóbal Oudrid Spanish composer. (1877)
León Ribeiro Uruguayan composer. (1931)
Charles-Marie Widor French organist, composer and teacher. (1937)
Jenő Hubay Hungarian composer. (1937)
Charles Sanford Skilton American composer. (1941)
Enric Morera Spanish composer and conductor. (1942)
Andrea Della Corte Italian musicologist and critic. (1968)
Grete Merrem-Nikisch German soprano. (1970)
Gianna Pederzini Italian mezzo-soprano. (1988)
Nicola Rossi-Lemeni Italian bass. (1991)
Michael Langdon English bass. (1991)
PREMIERESVenus and Adonis Johann Christoph Pepusch; London, Drury Lane, 12 March 1715.
Scipione George Frideric Handel; London, King's Theatre, 12 March 1726.
Marino Faliero Gaetano Donizetti; Paris, Théâtre Italien, 12 March 1835.
Simon Boccanegra Giuseppe Verdi; Venezia, Teatro La Fenice, 12 March 1857.
Fervaal Vincent d'Indy; Brussels, Théâtre de la Monnaie, 12 March 1897.