BIRTHSMiddlesex English impresario. (1711)
Vicenc Cuyás y Borés Spanish composer. (1816, 200 years)
Luigi Mancinelli Italian conductor and composer. (1848)
Erna Sack German soprano. (1898)
Wiesław Ochman Polish tenor. (1937)
Matthew Best English bass. (1957)
DEATHSJohann Philipp Krieger German composer. (1725)
Enrico Golisciani Italian librettist and poet. (1919)
Vladimir Alexandrovich Dranishnikov Russian conductor and composer. (1939)
Paul Althouse American tenor. (1954)
PREMIERESIdalma Bernardo Pasquini; Roma, Palazzo Capranica, 6 February 1680.
La buona figliuola Niccolò Piccinni; Roma, Teatro delle Dame, 6 February 1760.
Tancredi Gioachino Rossini; Venezia, Teatro La Fenice, 6 February 1813.
La voix humaine Francis Poulenc; Paris, Opéra-Comique, 6 February 1959.
BIRTHSBenedikt Schack Austrian composer and tenor. (1758)
Charles Dickens English writer. (1812)
Joaquín Gaztambide Spanish composer and conductor. (1822)
Richard Genée German conductor, librettist and composer. (1823)
Cristóbal Oudrid Spanish composer. (1825)
Ernst Frank German conductor and composer. (1847)
Mieczysław Sołtys Polish composer. (1863)
Ricardo Castro Herrera Mexican composer. (1864)
Cornelis Dopper Dutch conductor and composer. (1870)
Wilhelm Stenhammar Swedish composer. (1871)
Erkki Melartin Finnish composer. (1875)
Feliks Nowowiejski Polish composer. (1877)
Galliano Masini Italian tenor. (1896)
Oskar Danon Yugoslav conductor and composer. (1913)
Carlo Felice Cillario Argentine conductor. (1915)
Harewood English administrator and writer. (1923)
John Buller English composer. (1927)
Jef Vermeersch Belgian baritone. (1928)
Stuart Burrows Welsh tenor. (1933)
Lois McDonall Canadian soprano. (1939)
Norman Welsby English baritone. (1939)
Wolfgang von Schweinitz German composer. (1953)
DEATHSFilippo Acciaiuoli Italian impresario and deviser of spectacles. (1700)
Carlo Francesco Pollarolo Italian composer. (1723)
André Cardinal Destouches French composer. (1749)
Giovanni Alberto Ristori Italian composer. (1753)
William Boyce English composer. (1779)
Franz Anton Dimmler German composer. (1827)
Marcos António Portugal Portuguese composer. (1830)
František Jan Škroup Czech composer and conductor. (1862)
Clairville French librettist. (1879)
Sigrid Arnoldson Swedish soprano. (1943)
Lina Cavalieri Italian soprano. (1944)
Hans Reinmar Austrian baritone. (1961)
Margaret Ritchie English soprano. (1969)
Dimitrie Cuclin Romanian composer. (1978)
Antonio Emmanuilovich Spadavecchia Ukrainian composer. (1988)
Jean Giraudeau French tenor. (1995)
PREMIERESErcole amante Francesco Cavalli; Paris, Tuileries, Salle des Machines, 7 February 1662.
Der Schauspieldirektor Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Schönbrunn, Orangery, 7 February 1786.
Prima la musica e poi le parole Antonio Salieri; Vienna, Schönbrunn Orangerie, 7 February 1786.
Il matrimonio segreto Domenico Cimarosa; Vienna, Burgtheater, 7 February 1792.
Thérèse Jules Massenet; Monte Carlo, Opéra, 7 February 1907.
BIRTHSPasquale Cafaro Italian composer. (1716, 300 years)
André-Ernest-Modeste Grétry Liégeois composer. (1741)
Joseph Eybler Austrian composer. (1765)
Ludwig Maurer German violinist and composer. (1789)
Antonio Cagnoni Italian composer. (1828)
Ferdinand Frantz German bass-baritone. (1906)
Ilona Steingruber Austrian soprano. (1912)
Giacinto Prandelli Italian tenor. (1914)
Newell Jenkins American conductor. (1915)
Zdeněk Zouhar Czech composer. (1927)
Nathaniel Merrill American director. (1927)
Malcolm Donnelly Australian baritone. (1943)
DEATHSFrançois-Antoine Habeneck French conductor. (1849)
Franco Leoni Italian composer. (1949)
Leonid Alexeyevich Polovinkin Russian composer. (1949)
Vincenzo Bellezza Italian conductor. (1964)
Gladys Moncrieff Australian soprano. (1976)
Josef Schelb German composer. (1977)
Charles Kullman American tenor. (1983)
PREMIERESI disingannati Antonio Caldara; Vienna, Hoftheater, 8 February 1729.
Boris Godunov Modest Petrovich Musorgsky; St Petersburg, Mariinsky Theatre, 27 January/8 February 1874.
Four Saints in Three Acts Virgil Thomson; Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, Connecticut, 8 February 1934.