BIRTHSJoseph Felix von Kurz Austrian comic actor, singer, dramatist and theatre manager. (1717, 300 years)
João de Sousa Carvalho Portuguese composer. (1745)
Karl Jacob Wagner German composer. (1772)
William Ayrton English impresario. (1777)
Joachim Georg Nikolas Eggert German composer. (1779)
José Soler Uruguayan tenor. (1904)
Luis Sandi Mexican composer. (1905)
Hervey Alan English bass. (1910)
Jiří Pauer Czech composer and impresario. (1919)
David Ahlstrom American composer. (1927)
Anny Schlemm German soprano and mezzo-soprano. (1929)
Marni Nixon American soprano. (1930)
Silvano Carroli Italian baritone. (1939)
DEATHSIgnaz Walter German composer and tenor. (1822)
John Davy English composer. (1824)
Hugo Wolf Austrian composer. (1903)
Stefan Zweig Austrian writer. (1942)
Jeanne Gordon Canadian mezzo-soprano. (1952)
Maria Capuana Italian mezzo-soprano. (1955)
Ivan Patorzhinsky Ukrainian bass. (1960)
Adrian Boult English conductor. (1983)
Otar Vasil'yevich Taktakishvili Georgian composer, conductor and writer on music. (1989)
PREMIERESIl palazzo incantato Luigi Rossi; Roma, Palazzo Barberini alle Quattro Fontane, 22 February 1642.
Atys Niccolò Piccinni; Paris, Opéra, 22 February 1780.
Cendrillon Nicolas Isouard; Paris, Opéra-Comique, 22 February 1810.
Der Holzdieb Heinrich August Marschner; Dresden, Hoftheater, 22 February 1825.
The Importance of Being Earnest Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco; New York La Guardia Theatre, 22 February 1975.
Vincent Rainer Kunad; Dresden, Staatsoper, 22 February 1979.
BIRTHSGeorge Frideric Handel English composer. (1685)
David August von Apell German composer. (1754)
Johann Kaspar Aiblinger German composer. (1779)
Edgar Istel German musicologist and composer. (1880)
André D'Arkor Belgian tenor. (1901)
Ronald Dowd Australian tenor. (1914)
Hall Overton American composer. (1920)
Ilse Hollweg German soprano. (1922)
Lejaren Hiller American composer. (1924)
Régine Crespin French soprano. (1927)
DEATHSGeorg Muffat German composer. (1704)
Svatopluk Čech Czech poet and writer. (1908)
Edward Elgar English composer. (1934)
Otto Strobel German musicologist. (1953)
Fritz Oeser German musicologist and editor. (1982)
PREMIERESLa princesse de Navarre Jean-Philippe Rameau; Versailles La Grande Ecurie, 23 February 1745.
Walder Georg Benda; Gotha, Schloss Friedenstein, 23 February 1776.
La juive Fromental Halévy; Paris, Opéra, 23 February 1835.
Manon Lescaut Daniel-François-Esprit Auber; Paris, Opéra-Comique, 23 February 1856.
Oedipus rex Igor Stravinsky; Vienna, Staatsoper, 23 February 1928.
Marilyn Lorenzo Ferrero; Roma, Teatro dell'Opera, 23 February 1980.
BIRTHSFilippo Acciaiuoli Italian impresario and deviser of spectacles. (1637)
Francisco de Sá Noronha Portuguese composer. (1820)
Arrigo Boito Italian librettist, composer, poet and critic. (1842)
Luigi Denza Italian composer. (1846)
Matija Bravničar Slovene composer. (1897)
Einar Beyron Swedish tenor. (1901)
Guillaume Landré Dutch composer. (1905)
Alexey Ivanovich Kandinsky Russian musicologist. (1918)
Felix Werder Australian composer. (1922)
Renata Scotto Italian soprano. (1934)
Shūkō Mizuno Japanese composer. (1934)
Stephen Douglas Burton American composer. (1943)
DEATHSFerdinando Tacca Italian architect and stage designer. (1686)
Marc-Antoine Charpentier French composer. (1704)
Jan Stefani Polish composer. (1829)
Andreas Scutta Austrian composer, actor and singer. (1863)
Ignaz Lachner German composer. (1895)
André Messager French composer. (1929)
Alfred Grünwald Austrian librettist. (1951)
Erich Zimmermann German tenor. (1968)
Geoffrey Bush English composer. (1998)
PREMIERESOrfeo Claudio Monteverdi; Mantua, ducal palace, 24 February 1607.
Rinaldo George Frideric Handel; London, Queen's Theatre, 24 February 1711.
Partenope george frederic Handel; London, King's Theatre, 24 February 1730.
Matilde di Shabran Gioachino Rossini; Roma, Teatro Apollo, 24 February 1821.
Feramors Anton Grigor'yevich Rubinstein; Dresden, Hoftheater, 24 February 1863.
Susannah Carlisle Floyd; Talahassee, Florida State University, 24 February 1955.
The Mines of Sulphur Richard Rodney Bennett; London, Sadler's Wells, 24 February 1965.