BIRTHSMatthäus Stegmayer Austrian composer, dramatist and singer. (1771)
Anna Gottlieb Austrian singer. (1774)
Auguste Barbier French poet. (1805)
Carl Millöcker Austrian composer. (1842)
Alfred G Robyn American composer. (1860)
Vittorio Mario Vanzo Italian conductor and composer. (1862)
Thomas Beecham English conductor. (1879)
Malcolm Sargent English conductor. (1895)
Jacques Wolfe American composer. (1896)
Peter Sculthorpe Australian composer. (1929)
Darijan Božič Slovene composer. (1933)
Zubin Mehta Indian conductor. (1936)
Harald Stamm German bass. (1938)
Gino Quilico Canadian baritone. (1955)
DEATHSAntonio Jolli Joli Italian stage designer. (1777)
Margarete Schick German singer. (1809)
MIchael Costa English conductor and composer. (1884)
František Bedřich Kott Czech composer. (1884)
Manfred Gurlitt German composer and conductor. (1973)
Clive Douglas Australian composer. (1977)
James McCracken American tenor. (1988)
Stephen Oliver English composer. (1992)
PREMIERESDie Hochzeit des Camacho Felix Mendelssohn; Berlin, Schauspielhaus, 29 April 1827.
The Gambler Sergey Prokofiev; Brussels, Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie, 29 April 1929.
BIRTHSStanislav Suda Czech composer. (1865)
Franz Lehár Austro-Hungarian composer and conductor. (1870)
Acario Cotapos Chilean composer. (1889)
Alda Noni Italian soprano. (1916)
Tony Harrison English librettist and translator. (1937)
DEATHSHenry R Bishop English composer. (1855)
Carl Rosa German impresario. (1889)
Antonio Cagnoni Italian composer. (1896)
Charles Radoux-Rogier Belgian composer. (1952)
Armand Marsick Belgian composer. (1959)
Giorgio Polacco Italian conductor. (1960)
Clive Carey English baritone. (1968)
Edvard Fliflet Braein Norwegian composer. (1976)
PREMIERESTolomeo George Frideric Handel; London, King's Theatre, 30 April 1728.
Der Rauchfangkehrer Antonio Salieri; Vienna, Burgtheater, 30 April 1781.
Lodoletta Pietro Mascagni; Rome, Costanzi, 30 April 1917. (100 years).
Perséphone Igor Stravinsky; Paris, Opéra, 30 April 1934.
Maître Pathelin Rainer Kunad; Dresden, Staatsoper, 30 April 1969.
A Full Moon in March John Harbison; Cambridge, Massachusetts, Sanders Theater, 30 April 1979.
BIRTHSMarco da Gagliano Italian composer. (1582)
Joseph Addison English librettist and writer on opera. (1672)
Modest Il'yich Tchaikovsky Russian dramatist and librettist. (1850)
Felipe Boero Argentine composer. (1884)
Anna Pollak English mezzo-soprano. (1912)
Gary Bertini Israeli conductor. (1927)
Juraj Hatrík Slovak composer. (1941)
Ruth Welting American soprano. (1949)
David Freeman Australian director. (1952)
DEATHSJohn Dryden English writer and dramatist. (1700)
Charlotte Häser German singer. (1871)
Vilém Blodek Czech composer. (1874)
Luigi Arditi Italian conductor and composer. (1903)
Antonín Dvořák Czech composer. (1904)
Alexander Alexandrovich Davidenko Soviet composer. (1934)
Julia Claussen Swedish mezzo-soprano. (1941)
Fernand Ansseau Belgian tenor. (1972)
Willi Reich Swiss critic and musicologist. (1980)
PREMIERESOttone in villa Antonio Vivaldi; Vicenza, Teatro delle Garzerie, May 1713.
Il Marito giocatore e la moglie bacchettona Giuseppe Maria Orlandini; Verona, May 1715, as Bacocco e Serpilla.
La finta semplice Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Salzburg, Archbishop's Palace, probably 1 May 1769.
Medea Georg Benda; Leipzig, Theater am Rannstädter Tor, 1 May 1775.
Le nozze di Figaro Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Vienna, Burgtheater, 1 May 1786.
Une Education manquée Emmanuel Chabrier; Paris, Cercle de la Presse, 1 May 1879 ; Paris, Théâtre des Arts, 9 January 1913.
Nerone Arrigo Boito; Milano, Teatro alla Scala, 1 May 1924.