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11 February
BIRTHS * Bernard le Bovier de Fontenelle French librettist. (1657) * Eugen Carl German patron. (1728) * Anton Bachschmidt German composer. (1728) * Domenico Bolognese Italian librettist. (1819) * F Zell Austrian librettist and theatre director. (1829) * Peter Heise Danish composer. (1830) * Dimitri Ignat'yevich Arakishvili Georgian composer and ethnomusicologist. (1873) * Fritz Hart English composer and conductor. (1874) * Jean Gilbert German composer and conductor. (1879) * Paul von Klenau Danish composer and conductor. (1883) * August Seider German tenor. (1901) * Robert Weede American baritone. (1903) * Tudor Jarda Romanian composer. (1922) * Alexander Gibson Scottish conductor. (1926) * Michel Sénéchal French tenor. (1927) * Leonard Kastle American composer and director. (1929) * Francesco Pennisi Italian composer. (1934) * Bent Lorentzen Danish composer. (1935) * Catherine Gayer American soprano. (1937) * Edith Mathis Swiss soprano. (1938) * Lenus Carlson American baritone. (1945) * Magdalena Falewicz Polish soprano. (1946) * Jean-Philippe Lafont French bass-baritone. (1951) * Gabriele Fontana Austrian soprano. (1957)

DEATHS * Gottlob Ephraim Heermann German librettist. (1815) * Leopold Eugen Měchura Bohemian composer. (1870) * Gustav Schmidt German conductor and composer. (1882) * Erik Anthon Valdemar Siboni Danish composer. (1892) * Pascual Emilio Arrieta Spanish composer. (1894) * Rafael Calleja Spanish composer. (1938) * Franz Schmidt Austrian composer. (1939) * Giovanni Zenatello Italian tenor. (1949) * Emil Ábrányi Hungarian composer and conductor. (1970) * Georges Wakhévitch Russian stage, costume and film designer. (1984)

PREMIERES L'Olimpiade Niccolò Jommelli; Stuttgart, Herzogliches Theater, 11 February 1761. Vologeso Niccolò Jommelli; Ludwigsburg, Schlosstheater, 11 February 1766. (250 years). Fetonte Niccolò Jommelli; Ludwigsburg, Schlosstheater, 11 February 1768. La fille du régiment Gaetano Donizetti; Opéra-Comique, 11 February 1840. I lombardi alla prima crociata Giuseppe Verdi; Milano, Teatro alla Scala, 11 February 1843. Voyevoda Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky; Moscow, Bol'shoy Theatre, 30 January/11 February 1869. Asrael Alberto Franchetti; Reggio Emilia, Teatro Municipale, 11 February 1888. The Tenor Hugo Weisgall; Baltimore, md, Peabody Opera Company, 11 February 1952.
 

12 February
BIRTHS * Franz Volkert Austrian composer, organist and conductor. (1778) * José Mauri Cuban composer. (1855) * Licinio Refice Italian composer. (1883) * Viktor Nikolayevich Trambitsky Russian composer. (1895) * Břetislav Bakala Czech conductor. (1897) * Anny Konetzni Austrian soprano. (1902) * Todd Duncan American baritone. (1903) * Franco Zeffirelli Italian director and designer. (1923) * Yevgeny Kibkalo Russian baritone. (1932) * Gilda Cruz-Romeo Mexican soprano. (1940) * Paata Burchuladze Georgian bass. (1951)

DEATHS * Pietro Andrea Ziani Italian . (1684) * Agostino Steffani Italian composer. (1728) * Pietro Trinchera Italian librettist. (1755) * Hinrich Henrik Philip Johnsen German composer. (1779) * Hippolyte-André -Baptiste Chelard French composer. (1861) * George Hogarth Scottish writer on music. (1870) * Hans Bülow German conductor. (1894) * Ambroise Thomas French composer. (1896) * Anton Stepanovich Arensky Russian composer. (1906) * Christian Bérard French painter, designer and illustrator. (1949) * George Antheil American composer. (1959) * Stella Roman Romanian soprano. (1992)

PREMIERES La catena d'Adone Domenico Mazzocchi; Roma, Palazzo Conti, 12 February 1626. Dal male il bene Antonio Maria Abbatini; Roma, Palazzo Barberini alle Quattro Fontane, 12 February 1654. Giustino Giovanni Legrenzi; Venezia, Teatro S Salvatore, 12 February 1683. Les paladins Jean-Philippe Rameau; Paris, Opéra, 12 February 1760. The Jacobin Antonín Dvořák; Prague, National Theatre, 12 February 1889. Il Campiello Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari; Milano, Teatro alla Scala, 12 February 1936.
 

13 February
BIRTHS * Fernando Sor Catalan composer. (1778) * Valentín María de Zubiaurre Spanish composer. (1837) * Georg Jacobi German conductor and composer. (1840) * Karel Weis Czech composer. (1862) * Tomás Barrera Spanish composer. (1870) * Jāzeps Mediņš Latvian composer. (1877) * Jan Evangelista Zelinka Czech composer. (1893) * Otto Wiener Austrian baritone. (1913) * Eileen Farrell American soprano. (1920) * Schuyler G Chapin American impresario and administrator. (1923)

DEATHS * Johann Caspar Kerll German composer. (1693) * Johann Joseph Fux Austrian composer. (1741) * Luis Misón Spanish composer. (1766, 250 years) * Auguste Barbier French poet. (1882) * Richard Wagner . Composer. (1883) * Karl Reinthaler German composer. (1896) * Alfred Einstein American musicologist. (1952) * Louise Kartousch Austrian soprano. (1964) * Lily Pons American soprano. (1976) * Willi Domgraf-Fassbänder German baritone. (1978) * Alexander Alexandrovich Kas'yanov Russian composer. (1982) * Flaviano Labò Italian tenor. (1991)

PREMIERES Tito Antonio Cesti; Venezia, Teatro di SS Giovanni e Paolo, 13 February 1666. (350 years). Rodelinda George Frideric Handel; London, King's Theatre, 13 February 1725. Andzhelo César Antonovich Cui; St Petersburg, Mariinsky Theatre, 1/13 February 1876. Trionfo di Afrodite Carl Orff; Milano, Teatro alla Scala, 13 February 1953.