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21 June
BIRTHS * Carlo Sigismondo Capece Italian librettist. (1652) * William Hawes English musician. (1785) * Charles Edward Horn English composer and singer. (1786) * Ernst II German composer. (1818, 200 years) * Emanuel Züngel Czech translator and librettist. (1840) * Emil Preetorius German stage designer. (1883) * Alfredo Luis Schiuma Argentine composer and conductor. (1885) * Hermann Scherchen German conductor. (1891) * Hilding Rosenberg Swedish composer. (1892) * Alois Hába Czech composer. (1893) * Avery Claflin American composer. (1898) * Pavel Haas Czech composer. (1899) * Larisa Avdeyeva Russian mezzo-soprano. (1925) * Judith Raskin American soprano. (1928) * Diego Masson French conductor. (1935) * John Wakefield English tenor. (1936) * Andrei Serban Romanian director. (1943) * Lucy Peacock American soprano. (1947) * Jennifer Larmore American mezzo-soprano. (1958)

DEATHS * Inigo Jones English architect and stage designer. (1652) * Giovanni Porta Italian composer. (1755) * Adolf Schimon Austrian composer. (1887) * Heinrich Kaminski German composer. (1946) * Ernest Trow Carter American composer. (1953) * Emanuel List Austrian bass. (1967) * Elizabeth Harwood English soprano. (1990) * Carlos Jiménez Mabarak Mexican composer. (1994) * Karl Ridderbusch German bass. (1997)

PREMIERES Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg Richard Wagner; Munich, Königliches Hof- und Nationaltheater, 21 June 1868. (150 years). Thomas Einojuhani Rautavaara; Joensuu, 21 June 1985.
 

22 June
BIRTHS * Etienne-Nicolas Méhul French composer. (1763) * Nicolau Manent Spanish composer. (1827) * Theodor Leschetizky Polish pianist, teacher and composer. (1830) * Albert Carré French theatre and opera director, actor and librettist. (1852) * Osvald Chlubna Czech composer. (1893) * Margarita Wallmann Austrian director. (1904) * Peter Pears English tenor. (1910) * Wilhelm Demian Romanian composer and conductor. (1910) * Vít Nejedlý Czech composer and conductor. (1912) * John Conklin American stage designer. (1937)

DEATHS * Louis de Cahusac French librettist and playwright. (1759) * William Reeve English composer. (1815) * Augustus Harris English impresario. (1896) * Adrian Grigor'yevich Shaposhnikov Russian composer. (1967) * Jacques Wolfe American composer. (1973) * Darius Milhaud French composer. (1974) * Anton Dermota Slovene tenor. (1989) * Henri Sauguet French composer. (1989)

PREMIERES Adina Gioachino Rossini; Lisbon, Teatro de S Carlos, 22 June 1826. Karl V Ernst Krenek; Prague, Neues Deutsches Theater, 22 June 1938. Rodrigue et Chimène Claude Debussy; Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale, 22 June 1987 ; Lyons Opéra, 14 May 1993.
 

23 June
BIRTHS * Carl Reinecke German composer and conductor. (1824) * Ernest Guiraud French composer. (1837) * Raoul Pugno French composer. (1852) * Lars Johan Werle Swedish composer. (1926) * Henri Pousseur Belgian composer. (1929) * William Cochran American tenor. (1943) * James Levine American conductor. (1943) * Nigel Osborne English composer. (1948) * Livia Budai Hungarian mezzo-soprano. (1950) * Kim Begley English tenor. (1952) * Sylvia McNair American soprano. (1956)

DEATHS * Otto Carl Erdmann, von Kospoth German composer. (1817) * Emil Naumann German composer. (1888) * Tomás López Torregrosa Spanish composer. (1913) * Reyngol'd Moritsevich Glier Soviet composer. (1956) * Armas Järnefelt Swedish conductor. (1958) * André Pernet French bass. (1966) * Yoshirō Irino Japanese composer. (1980)

PREMIERES Hans Sachs Albert Lortzing; Leipzig, Stadttheater, 23 June 1840. Der Jasager Kurt Weill; Berlin, Zentralinstitut für Erziehung und Unterricht, 23 June 1930. Semyon Kotko Sergey Prokofiev; Moscow, Stanislavsky Opera Theatre, 23 June 1940. Kinkakuji Toshirō Mayuzumi; Berlin, Deutsche Oper, 23 June 1976.