BIRTHSIgnazio Marini Italian bass. (1811)
Stefan Zweig Austrian writer. (1881)
Arthur Endrèze American baritone. (1893)
Helen Jepson American soprano. (1904)
Roberto Lupi Italian composer. (1908)
Rose Bampton American mezzo-soprano and soprano. (1908)
Jan Fotek Polish composer. (1928)
Alexander Aronovich Knayfel' Russian composer. (1943)
Mariana Nicolesco Romanian soprano. (1948)
DEATHSGiovanni Francesco Grimaldi Italian stage designer and architect. (1680)
Giovanni Paolo Colonna Italian composer. (1695)
Ricardo Castro Herrera Mexican composer. (1907)
Hubert De Blanck Dutch composer. (1932)
Vittorio Giannini American composer. (1966)
Havergal Brian English composer. (1972)
Anna Pollak English mezzo-soprano. (1996)
PREMIERESCalisto Francesco Cavalli; Venezia, Teatro S Apollinare, 28 November 1651.
Thomas and Sally Thomas Augustine Arne; London, Covent Garden, 28 November 1760.
Fernand Cortez, ou La conquête du Mexique Gaspare Spontini; Paris, Opéra, 28 November 1809.
Medea in Corinto Simon Mayr; Napoli, Teatro S Carlo, 28 November 1813.
Medea Giovanni Pacini; Palermo, Real Teatro Carolino, 28 November 1843.
L'etoile Emmanuel Chabrier; Paris, Bouffes-Parisiens, 28 November 1877.
Saul og David Carl Nielsen; Copenhagen, Royal Theatre, 28 November 1902.
Kurofune Kósçak Yamada; as Yoake, Tokyo, Takarazuka Theatre, 28 November 1940.
Where the Wild Things Are Oliver Knussen; preliminary version in two acts, Brussels, Théâtre de La Monnaie, 28 November 1980; definitive version, London, National Theatre, 9 January 1984.
Saint Françios d'Assise Olivier Messiaen; Paris, Opéra, 28 November 1983.
BIRTHSGiuseppe Petrosellini Italian librettist. (1727)
Gaetano Donizetti Italian composer. (1797)
Carl Binder Austrian composer. (1816)
Abramo Basevi Italian critic. (1818)
F C Burnand English librettist and dramatist. (1836)
Paul Hillemacher French composer. (1852)
Spyridon Samaras Greek composer. (1861)
Friedrich Klose German-Swiss composer. (1862)
Waldemar von Baussnern German composer. (1866)
Edoardo Vitale Italian conductor. (1872)
Erich Zimmermann German tenor. (1892)
Lodovico Rocca Italian composer. (1895)
Valentino Bucchi Italian composer. (1916)
John Brecknock English tenor. (1937)
Lou Galterio American director and administrator. (1942)
Philippe Huttenlocher Swiss baritone. (1942)
Carole Farley American soprano. (1946)
DEATHSClaudio Monteverdi Italian composer. (1643)
Charles-Simon Catel French composer. (1830)
Giovanni Tadolini Italian composer and singing teacher. (1872)
Frederic Emes Clay English composer. (1889)
Martin Simonsen Australian impresario. (1899)
Giacomo Puccini Italian composer. (1924)
Henry W Savage American impresario. (1927)
Gennaro Papi American conductor. (1941)
Erich Wolfgang Korngold American composer. (1957)
Giovanni Voyer Spanish tenor. (1976)
Giulio Viozzi Italian composer. (1984)
Filippo Sanjust Italian director and stage designer. (1992)
Deon van der Walt South African tenor. (2005)
PREMIERESSaffo Giovanni Pacini; Napoli, Teatro S Carlo, 29 November 1840.
Gabriella di Vergy Gaetano Donizetti; Napoli, Teatro S Carlo, 29 November 1869.
The Violins of Saint-Jacques Malcolm Williamson; London, Sadler's Wells, 29 November 1966.
BIRTHSJoachim Albertini Polish composer. (1748)
Johann Baptist Schenk Austrian composer. (1753)
Franz Xaver Gerl Austrian bass and composer. (1764, 250 years)
Carl Loewe German composer. (1796)
August Klughardt German conductor and composer. (1847)
Ludwig Thuille Austrian composer. (1861)
Ernest Newman English writer on music. (1868)
Ture Rangström Swedish composer. (1884)
Andreas Nezeritis Greek composer. (1897)
Hans Krása German composer. (1899)
Claude Arrieu French composer. (1903)
Klaus Huber Swiss composer. (1924)
Walter Weller Austrian conductor. (1939)
Luana DeVol American soprano. (1942)
DEATHSGirolamo Frigimelica Roberti Italian librettist and poet. (1732)
Friedrich Fleischmann German composer. (1798)
Germain Delavigne French playwright and librettist. (1868)
Oscar Wilde Irish writer. (1900)
Marc Delmas French composer. (1931)
Franco Vittadini Italian composer and conductor. (1948)
Wilhelm Furtwängler German conductor. (1954)
Beniamino Gigli Italian tenor. (1957)
Heinz Tietjen German intendent, director and conductor. (1967)
Göran Järvefelt Swedish director. (1989)
Peter Hofmann German tenor. (2010)
PREMIERESPoliuto Gaetano Donizetti; Napoli, Teatro S Carlo, 30 November 1848.
Le cid Jules Massenet; Paris, Opéra, 30 November 1885.
Le roi Arthus Ernest Chausson; Brussels, Théâtre de la Monnaie, 30 November 1903.
Risurrezione Franco Alfano; Turin, Teatro Vittorio Emanuele, 30 November 1904.
The Decision Thea Musgrave; London, Sadler's Wells, 30 November 1967.
The Red Line Aulis Sallinen; Helsinki, Finnish National Opera, 30 November 1978.