BIRTHSJosef Kohaut Bohemian composer. (1738)
Stanislaus Spindler German composer. (1763)
Charles-Louis Hanssen South Netherlands conductor and composer. (1777)
James Henry Mapleson English impresario. (1830)
E N von Rezniček Austrian composer and conductor. (1860)
Frederick Jacobi American composer. (1891)
Robert Donington English musicologist. (1907)
Roberta Peters American soprano. (1930)
Gennady Rozhdestvensky Russian conductor. (1931)
DEATHSClaude Gillot French painter and designer. (1722)
Ondřej František Holý Czech composer. (1783)
Max Kalbeck German writer. (1921)
Cesira Ferrani Italian soprano. (1943)
Enrique Brú Spanish composer. (1951)
Hector Dufranne French bass-baritone. (1951)
George Enescu Romanian composer. (1955)
Nino Sanzogno Italian conductor and composer. (1983)
PREMIERESDer Trompeter von Säkkingen Viktor E. Nessler; Leipzig, 4 May 1884.
Irmelin Frederick Delius; Oxford, New Theatre, 4 May 1953.
BIRTHSGiuseppe Porsile Italian composer. (1680)
Daniel Dal Barba Italian composer. (1715, 300 years)
François-Jean Marquis de Chastellux French writer on music. (1734)
Leopold II . Holy Roman Emperor and patron. (1747)
Jean-Frédéric Edelmann Alsatian composer. (1749)
Thomas Linley English composer. (1756)
Eugène Cormon French playwright and librettist. (1810)
Achille Graffigna Italian composer and conductor. (1816)
Stanisław Moniuszko Polish composer. (1819)
Federico Chueca Spanish composer and conductor. (1846)
Adalbert von Goldschmidt Austrian composer. (1848)
Antonio Smareglia Italian composer. (1854)
Homer Grunn American composer. (1880)
Petar Konjović Serbian composer. (1883)
Léopold Samuel Belgian composer. (1883)
Yelena Andreyevna Stepanova Russian soprano. (1891)
Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt German conductor and composer. (1900)
Maria Caniglia Italian soprano. (1905)
Kurt Böhme German bass. (1908)
Aurel Stroe Romanian composer. (1932)
DEATHSLeopold I . Holy Roman Emperor, composer and patron. (1705)
Hinrich Hinsch German librettist. (1712)
Friedrich Ludwig Seidel German composer. (1831)
Gottlob Benedict Bierey German composer and conductor. (1840)
Lauro Rossi Italian composer. (1885)
Jan Nepomuk Škroup Bohemian composer and conductor. (1892)
Otto Lohse German conductor. (1925)
Gottfried Neumann-Spallart Austrian stage designer. (1983)
Rui Coelho Portuguese composer and conductor. (1986)
Reginald Goodall English conductor. (1990)
PREMIERESAlessandro George Frideric Handel; London, King's Theatre, 5 May 1726.
Christophe Colomb Darius Milhaud; Berlin, Staatsoper, 5 May 1930.
Paul Bunyan Benjamin Britten; New York, Columbia University, Brander Mathews Hall, 5 May 1941.
Betrothal in a Monastery Sergey Prokofiev; Prague, National Opera Theatre, 5 May 1946.
Das verratene Meer Hans Werner Henze; Berlin, Deutsche Oper, 5 May 1990.
BIRTHSJoseph Karl Ambrosch German tenor and composer. (1759)
Václav Vilém Würfel Czech composer. (1790)
Georges Hüe French composer. (1858)
Georgi Atanasov Bulgarian composer and conductor. (1882)
Giuseppe Pietri Italian composer. (1886)
Jascha Horenstein Russian conductor. (1898)
Aziz El-Shawān Egyptian composer. (1916)
Godfrey Ridout Canadian composer. (1918)
Jane Berbié French mezzo-soprano. (1934)
Ghena Dimitrova Bulgarian soprano. (1941)
Richard Stilwell American baritone. (1942)
DEATHSManuel de Zumaya Mexican composer. (1756)
Georg Joseph Vogler German composer and teacher. (1814)
John Thomson Scottish composer. (1841)
Charles-Louis Hanssen South Netherlands conductor and composer. (1852)
Johann Kaspar Aiblinger German composer. (1867)
François Benoist French composer. (1878)
Ernest Guiraud French composer. (1892)
Edouardos Lambelet Greek composer. (1903)
Hans Jelmoli Swiss composer. (1936)
Louise Homer American contralto. (1947)
Maurice Maeterlinck Belgian playwright. (1949)
Alberto Savinio Italian composer, writer and painter. (1952)
Joseph Hislop Scottish tenor. (1977)
Adele Kern German soprano. (1980)
PREMIERESAstianatte Giovanni Bononcini; London, King's Theatre, 6 May 1727.
Gunlöd Peter Cornelius; Weimar, Grossherzogliches Hoftheater, 6 May 1891.
La bohème Ruggero Leoncavallo; Venezia, Teatro La Fenice, 6 May 1897.
The Boor Dominick Argento; Rochester, New York, Eastman School of Music, 6 May 1957.
Passaggio Luciano Berio; Milano, Piccola Scala, 6 May 1963.