BIRTHSJohn Hughes English librettist. (1677)
Giuseppe Bonno Austrian composer. (1711)
Georg Christoph Wagenseil Austrian composer. (1715, 300 years)
Giuseppe Nicolini Italian composer. (1762)
Daniel-François-Esprit Auber French composer. (1782)
Karl von Perfall German administrator and composer. (1824)
Frederick Hymen Cowen English pianist, conductor and composer. (1852)
Frederick Delius English composer. (1862)
Romain Rolland French writer on music, novelist and playwright. (1866)
Havergal Brian English composer. (1876)
Ludolf Nielsen Danish composer. (1876)
Maria Müller Czech soprano. (1898)
Ira Malaniuk Austrian mezzo-soprano. (1919)
Lois Marshall Canadian soprano. (1924)
Luigi Nono Italian composer. (1924)
Clifford Crawley English composer and teacher. (1929)
Myer Fredman English conductor. (1932)
Lorna Haywood English soprano. (1939)
Ermanno Mauro Canadian tenor. (1939)
Justino Díaz American bass. (1940)
Gigam Grigorian Armenian tenor. (1951)
Roderick Earle English bass. (1952)
DEATHSCarlo Pallavicino Italian composer. (1688)
Edward Keurvels Belgian conductor and composer. (1916)
Carl Venth American composer. (1938)
Edward Lankow American bass. (1940)
Ladislao Zavertal Czech-Italian conductor and composer. (1942)
Sidney Jones English composer. (1946)
Mack Harrell American baritone. (1960)
Ivo Lhotka-Kalinski Croatian composer. (1987)
Ferruccio Tagliavini Italian tenor. (1995)
Camilla Williams American soprano. (2012)
PREMIERESThe Beggar's Opera Johann Christoph Pepusch; London, Lincoln's Inn Fields, 29 January 1728.
Il Mondo della luna Baldassare Galuppi; Venezia, Teatro S Moisè, 29 January 1750.
Die Jagd Johann Adam Hiller; Weimar, Kleines Schlosstheater, 29 January 1770.
La fiera di Venezia Antonio Salieri; Vienna, Burgtheater, 29 January 1772.
Idomeneo, re di Creta Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Munich, Residenztheater, 29 January 1781.
BIRTHSMartin Simonsen Australian impresario. (1830)
Ferdinando Fontana Italian writer and librettist. (1850)
Charles Martin Loeffler German-born composer. (1861)
Walter Damrosch American conductor and composer. (1862)
Charles Trowbridge Haubiel American composer. (1892)
Georg Hann Austrian bass. (1897)
Benno Kusche German bass-baritone. (1916)
Jaroslav Krombholc Czech conductor. (1918)
Mitch Leigh American composer. (1928)
Mark Karmins'ky Ukrainian composer. (1930)
Richard Dufallo American conductor. (1933)
Ernesto Veronelli Italian tenor. (1938)
Mara Zampieri Italian soprano. (1951)
Jochen Kowalski German countertenor. (1954)
DEATHSDavid August von Apell German composer. (1832)
John Addison English composer. (1844)
Josip Hatze Croatian composer. (1959)
Francis Poulenc French composer. (1963)
Fritzi Massary Austrian soprano. (1969)
Boris Blacher German composer. (1975)
Riccardo Nielsen Italian composer. (1982)
Richard Cassilly American tenor. (1998)
PREMIERESTelemaco Christoph Willibald Gluck; Vienna, Burgtheater, 30 January 1765. (250 years).
Giulietta e Romeo Niccolò Antonio Zingarelli; Milano, Teatro alla Scala, 30 January 1796.
Maria de Rudenz Gaetano Donizetti; Venezia, Teatro La Fenice, 30 January 1838.
Eine Florentinische Tragödie Alexander Zemlinsky; Stuttgart, Hoftheater, 30 January 1917.
Yūzuru Ikuma Dan; Osaka, Asahi Hall, 30 January 1952.
BIRTHSFrançois Devienne French composer. (1759)
Francesco Basili Italian composer. (1767)
Felice Romani Italian librettist. (1788)
Franz Schubert Austrian composer. (1797)
Karl Gottlieb Reissiger German composer. (1798)
Carlos Jiménez Mabarak Mexican composer. (1916)
Speight Jenkins American administrator. (1937)
Philip Glass American composer. (1937)
Hugh Macdonald English musicologist. (1940)
DEATHSFilippo Juvarra Italian architect, stage designer and engraver. (1736)
Francesco Zannetti Italian composer. (1788)
Heinrich Reinhardt Austrian composer. (1922)
Elsa Alsen Polish-American soprano. (1975)
Margit Angerer Hungarian soprano. (1978)
Yasushi Akutagawa Japanese composer. (1989)
PREMIERESAdmeto George Frideric Handel; London, King's Theatre, 31 January 1727.
Quinto Fabio Ferdinando Bertoni; Milano, Teatro Interinale, 31 January 1778.
Orpheus og Eurydike Johann Gottlieb Naumann; Copenhagen, Royal Opera, 31 January 1786.
Cherevichki Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky; Moscow, Bol'shoy Theatre, 19/31 January 1887.
The Wandering Scholar Gustav Holst; Liverpool, David Lewis Theatre, 31 January 1934.