BIRTHSChristian August Vulpius German writer. (1762)
Jean-Nicolas Bouilly French librettist. (1763)
Stendhal French writer. (1783)
Hans Heinrich XIV Hochberg German administrator and composer. (1843)
Rutland Boughton English composer and writer. (1878)
Bolesław Wallek-Walewski Polish composer and conductor. (1885)
Vladimir Rosing Russian tenor and director. (1890)
Antanas Sodeika Lithuanian baritone. (1890)
Sergey Eisenstein Soviet film director. (1898)
Dušan Kostić Serbian composer. (1925)
Manfred Schenk German bass. (1930)
Teresa Zylis-Gara Polish soprano. (1935)
Lajos Miller Hungarian baritone. (1940)
DEATHSGottlieb Stephanie German actor, playwright and librettist. (1800)
Václav Pichl Czech composer. (1805)
Adolf Jensen German composer. (1879)
Francisco de Sá Noronha Portuguese composer. (1881)
Władysław Żeleński Polish composer. (1921)
Joseph Carl Breil American composer and singer. (1926)
Jaroslav Křička Czech composer. (1969)
Samuel Barber American composer. (1981)
Charles Craig English tenor. (1997)
Nino Pirrotta Italian musicologist. (1998)
PREMIERESUlysse Jean-Féry Rebel; Paris, Opéra, 23 January 1703.
Iphigénie en Tauride Niccolò Piccinni; Paris, Opéra, 23 January 1781.
La fiamma Ottorino Respighi; Roma, Teatro Reale dell'Opera, 23 January 1934.
BIRTHSFrederick II German monarch and patron. (1712)
Pierre-Augustin Beaumarchais French writer. (1732)
Gustavus III Swedish patron and librettist. (1746)
E T A Hoffmann German composer and writer. (1776)
Jaro Prohaska Austrian bass-baritone. (1891)
Elena Nicolai Bulgarian mezzo-soprano. (1905)
Howell Glynne Welsh bass. (1906)
Norman Dello Joio American composer. (1913)
Gottfried von Einem Austrian composer. (1918)
Leon Kirchner American composer and conductor. (1919)
Nikolla Zoraqi Albanian composer. (1929)
Birgit Finnilä Swedish contralto. (1931)
Ib Nørholm Danish composer. (1931)
DEATHSJean Berain French designer. (1711)
Lavinia Fenton English actress and singer. (1760)
Andrea Bernasconi Italian composer. (1784)
Gaspare Spontini Italian composer. (1851)
Friedrich Flotow German composer. (1883)
Manuel Penella Spanish composer. (1939)
Tihomil Vidošić Croatian composer. (1973)
PREMIERESLe nozze di Teti e di Peleo Francesco Cavalli; Venezia, Teatro S Cassiano, 24 January 1639.
L'ecole de la jeunesse Egidio Duni; Paris, Comédie-Italienne, 24 January 1765.
Amphion Johann Gottlieb Naumann; Stockholm, Bollhus Theatre, 24 January 1778.
I Puritani Vincenzo Bellini; Paris, Théâtre Italien, 24 January 1835.
Francesca da Rimini Sergey Vasil'yevich Rakhmaninov; Moscow, Bol'shoy Theatre, 11/24 January 1906.
The Miserly Knight Sergey Vasil'yevich Rakhmaninov; Moscow, Bol'shoy Theatre, 11/24 January 1906.
BIRTHSHamilton Clarke English composer and conductor. (1840)
Jan Blockx Belgian composer. (1851)
Wilhelm Furtwängler German conductor. (1886)
Peter Klein Austrian tenor. (1907)
Julia Smith American composer. (1911)
Athanas Margaritov Bulgarian conductor. (1912)
Raymond Pannell Canadian composer and pianist. (1935)
DEATHSMarco Marazzoli Italian composer. (1662)
Geminiano Giacomelli Italian composer. (1740)
Domenico Natale Sarro Italian composer. (1744)
Giusto Ferdinando Tenducci Italian soprano castrato and composer. (1790)
Maciej Kamieński Polish composer. (1821)
William Shield English composer. (1829)
Gaetano Rossi Italian librettist. (1855)
Stepan Mitusov Russian librettist, pianist and conductor. (1942)
Minnie Saltzmann-Stevens American soprano. (1950)
Rutland Boughton English composer and writer. (1960)
Ettore Bastianini Italian baritone. (1967, 50 years)
Aylmer Buesst Australian conductor. (1970)
Jane Bathori French mezzo-soprano and director. (1970)
Toti Dal Monte Italian soprano. (1975)
Imre Palló Hungarian baritone. (1978)
Emil Hlobil Czech composer and teacher. (1987)
Henry Krips Australian conductor. (1987)
Ruth Berghaus German director. (1996)
PREMIERESXerse Giovanni Bononcini; Roma, Teatro di Tordinona, 25 January 1694.
Pyramus and Thisbe John Frederick Lampe; London, Covent Garden, 25 January 1745.
La cenerentola Gioachino Rossini; Roma, Teatro Valle, 25 January 1817. (200 years).
The Demon Anton Grigor'yevich Rubinstein; St Petersburg, Mariinsky Theatre, 13/25 January 1875.
Elektra Richard Strauss; Dresden, Hofoper, 25 January 1909.
Madame Sans-Gêne Umberto Giordano; New York, Metropolitan Opera, 25 January 1915.