On this day .. 
*Public site   >Operabase Professional 
28 November
BIRTHS * Ignazio 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)

DEATHS * Giovanni 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)

PREMIERES Calisto 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.
 

29 November
BIRTHS * Giuseppe 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)

DEATHS * Claudio 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)

PREMIERES Saffo 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.
 

30 November
BIRTHS * Joachim 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)

DEATHS * Girolamo 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)

PREMIERES Poliuto 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.