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22 June
BIRTHS * Etienne-Nicolas Méhul French composer. (1763) * Nicolau Manent Spanish composer. (1827) * Theodor Leschetizky Polish pianist, teacher and composer. (1830) * Albert Carré French theatre and opera director, actor and librettist. (1852) * Osvald Chlubna Czech composer. (1893) * Margarita Wallmann Austrian director. (1904) * Peter Pears English tenor. (1910) * Wilhelm Demian Romanian composer and conductor. (1910) * Vít Nejedlý Czech composer and conductor. (1912) * John Conklin American stage designer. (1937)

DEATHS * Louis de Cahusac French librettist and playwright. (1759) * William Reeve English composer. (1815) * Augustus Harris English impresario. (1896) * Adrian Grigor'yevich Shaposhnikov Russian composer. (1967, 50 years) * Jacques Wolfe American composer. (1973) * Darius Milhaud French composer. (1974) * Anton Dermota Slovene tenor. (1989) * Henri Sauguet French composer. (1989)

PREMIERES Adina Gioachino Rossini; Lisbon, Teatro de S Carlos, 22 June 1826. Karl V Ernst Krenek; Prague, Neues Deutsches Theater, 22 June 1938. Rodrigue et Chimène Claude Debussy; Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale, 22 June 1987 ; Lyons Opéra, 14 May 1993.
 

23 June
BIRTHS * Carl Reinecke German composer and conductor. (1824) * Ernest Guiraud French composer. (1837) * Raoul Pugno French composer. (1852) * Lars Johan Werle Swedish composer. (1926) * Henri Pousseur Belgian composer. (1929) * William Cochran American tenor. (1943) * James Levine American conductor. (1943) * Nigel Osborne English composer. (1948) * Livia Budai Hungarian mezzo-soprano. (1950) * Kim Begley English tenor. (1952) * Sylvia McNair American soprano. (1956)

DEATHS * Otto Carl Erdmann, von Kospoth German composer. (1817, 200 years) * Emil Naumann German composer. (1888) * Tomás López Torregrosa Spanish composer. (1913) * Reyngol'd Moritsevich Glier Soviet composer. (1956) * Armas Järnefelt Swedish conductor. (1958) * André Pernet French bass. (1966) * Yoshirō Irino Japanese composer. (1980)

PREMIERES Hans Sachs Albert Lortzing; Leipzig, Stadttheater, 23 June 1840. Der Jasager Kurt Weill; Berlin, Zentralinstitut für Erziehung und Unterricht, 23 June 1930. Semyon Kotko Sergey Prokofiev; Moscow, Stanislavsky Opera Theatre, 23 June 1940. Kinkakuji Toshirō Mayuzumi; Berlin, Deutsche Oper, 23 June 1976.
 

24 June
BIRTHS * João Pedro Almeida Mota Portuguese tenor and composer. (1744) * Jean-Baptiste Rochefort French composer. (1746) * John O'Keeffe Irish librettist. (1747) * Gaston Salvayre French composer. (1847) * Heinz Tietjen German intendent, director and conductor. (1881) * Fritz Löhner Austrian librettist. (1883) * Ivo Parać Croatian composer. (1890) * Angeles Ottein Spanish soprano. (1895) * Harry Partch American composer. (1901) * José Siqueira Brazilian composer. (1907) * Ionel Tudoran Romanian tenor. (1913) * Heinrich Hollreiser German conductor. (1913) * Roy Travis American composer. (1922) * Sylvia Lindenstrand Swedish mezzo-soprano. (1942)

DEATHS * Valentina Semyonovna Serova Russian composer and writer on music. (1924) * Peter Baxevanos Greek tenor. (1982) * Hans Beirer Austrian tenor. (1993)

PREMIERES Alfonso und Estrella Franz Schubert; Weimar, Hoftheater, 24 June 1854. Die schweigsame Frau Richard Strauss; Dresden, Staatsoper, 24 June 1935.