BIRTHSDomenico Corri Italian composer. (1746)
Francesco Fontanesi Italian scene designer. (1751)
Pamphile-Léopold-François Aimon French composer. (1779)
Giovanni Emanuele Bidera Italian librettist. (1784)
Charles Ferdinand Lenepveu French composer. (1840)
João Marcelino Arroio Portuguese composer. (1861)
Göta Ljungberg Swedish soprano. (1893)
Margherita Grandi Australian mezzo-soprano and soprano. (1894)
René Defossez Belgian composer. (1905)
Gianni Poggi Italian tenor. (1921)
Anna Reynolds English mezzo-soprano. (1931)
Alain Lombard French conductor. (1940)
Robert Wilson American designer, playwright and director. (1941)
John Aler American tenor. (1949)
Francisco Araiza Mexican tenor. (1950)
Robert Convery American composer. (1954)
DEATHSPhilipp Stolle German composer. (1675)
Abraham Alewijn Netherlands poet and playwright. (1721)
Henry Carey English dramatist and composer. (1743)
François-Guillaume Ménageot French painter and costume designer. (1816)
Andrá Bartay Hungarian composer. (1854)
William Beatty-Kingston English librettist and translator. (1900)
Alfredo Keil Portuguese composer. (1907)
Virgilio Lazzari Italian bass. (1953)
Set Svanholm Swedish tenor. (1964)
Res Fisher German contralto. (1974)
Willi Schuh Swiss critic and musicologist. (1986)
PREMIERESScylla et Glaucus Jean-Marie Leclair; Paris, Opéra, 4 October 1746
Ifigenia in Tauride Tommaso Traetta; Vienna, Schönbrunn, 4 October 1763.
Elisabetta, regina d'Inghilterra Gioachino Rossini; Napoli, Teatro S Carlo, 4 October 1815. (200 years).
BIRTHSDenis Diderot French philosopher, critic and writer on music. (1713)
Gregorio Sciroli Italian composer. (1722)
Giuseppe Gazzaniga Italian composer. (1743)
Antonio García Gutiérrez Spanish playwright. (1813)
Roberto Moranzoni Italian conductor. (1880)
Matteo Manuguerra French baritone. (1924)
Daniel Heartz American musicologist. (1928)
Arlene Saunders American soprano. (1935)
DEATHSPietro Terziani Italian composer. (1831)
Thomas Täglichsbeck German violinist and composer. (1867)
Jacques Offenbach French composer. (1880)
Charles Malherbe French musicologist and composer. (1911)
José Maria Usandizaga Basque composer. (1915, 100 years)
Joseph Vézina Canadian composer. (1924)
Ebe Stignani Italian mezzo-soprano. (1974)
PREMIERESOrfeo ed Euridice Christoph Willibald Gluck; Vienna, Burgtheater, 5 October 1762.
Ada Minoru Miki; London, Old Vic, 5 October 1979.
The Electrification of the Soviet Union Nigel Osborne; Glyndebourne, 5 October 1987.
BIRTHSOscar G T Sonneck American musicologist, librarian and editor. (1873)
Karol Szymanowski Polish composer. (1882)
Mihovil Logar Serbian composer. (1902)
Vasile Moldoveanu Romanian tenor. (1935)
Leopold Hager Austrian conductor. (1935)
Udo Zimmermann German composer. (1943)
Keith Lewis New Zealand tenor. (1950)
DEATHSMatteo Noris Italian librettist. (1714)
Andrea Stefano Fiorè Italian composer. (1732)
Antonio Sacchini Italian composer. (1786)
Jean-François Le Sueur French composer. (1837)
Léon Charles François Kreutzer French writer on music and composer. (1868)
Dudley Buck American composer and organist. (1909)
Zakhary Petrovich Paliashvili Georgian composer. (1933)
Frederick Hymen Cowen English pianist, conductor and composer. (1935)
Leevi Madetoja Finnish composer. (1947)
Hakon Børresen Danish composer. (1954)
Jule Styne American composer. (1989)
PREMIERESEuridice Jacopo Peri; Firenze, Palazzo Pitti, 6 October 1600.
La ballerina amante Domenico Cimarosa; Napoli, Teatro dei Fiorentini, 6 October 1782.
Jugar con fuego Francisco Asenjo Barbieri; Madrid, Teatro del Circo, 6 October 1851.
La Périchole Jacques Offenbach; Paris, Théâtre des Variétés, 6 October 1868.
Cristoforo Colombo Alberto Franchetti; Genova, Teatro Carlo Felice, 6 October 1892.
Hyperion Bruno Maderna; Venezia, Teatro La Fenice, 6 October 1964.