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Events in Music

Events 1 - 100 of 312

1600-12-20 - Ottario Rinuccini/Giulio Caccini's opera "Euridice" published
1607-02-24 - Claudio Monteverdi's opera "Orfeo," premieres in Mantua
1633-02-02 - M Rossi's opera "Erminia sul Giordano," premieres in Rome
1649-01-05 - Francesco Cavalli's opera "Giasone," premieres in Venice
1668-07-13 - Van Marco Cesti's opera "Il Pomo d'Oro" (the Golden Apple or Tomato) premieres in Vienna
1679-01-31 - Jean-Baptiste Lully's opera "Bellerophon," premieres in Paris
1680-12-31 - Amsterdam opera at Leidsegracht opens
1686-02-15 - Jean Baptiste Lully's opera "Armide," premieres in Paris
1689-12-30 - Henry Purcell & Tates opera "Dido & Aeneas," premieres in Chesea
1705-01-08 - George F Handel's 1st opera "Almira," premieres in Hamburg
1711-02-24 - Handel's opera "Rinaldo" premieres at Haymarket theatre in London
Composer George Friedrich HandelComposer George Friedrich Handel
1723-01-12 - Handel's opera "Ottone" premieres at the King's Theatre London
1724-02-20 - George F Handel's opera "Giulio Cesare in Egitto," premieres in London
1725-11-11 - George F Handel's opera "Tamerlano," premieres in London
1726-05-05 - Marie de Camargo (16) premieres at Opera of Paris
1728-01-29 - John Gays' "Beggar's Opera," premieres in London [NS=Feb 9]
1728-02-28 - George F Handel's opera "Siroe, re di Persia," premieres in London
1728-05-04 - George Frederick Handel's opera "Tolomeo, re di Egitto" premieres in London
1731-02-02 - George F Handel's opera "Poro," premieres in London
1732-12-07 - The Royal Opera House opens at Covent Garden, London.
1734-01-08 - Premiere of George Frideric Handel's Ariodante at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.
1735-02-08 - 1st opera in US "Flora," opens in Charleston, SC
1735-02-18 - 1st opera performed in America, "Flora," in Charleston, SC
1738-04-15 - Premiere in London of "Serse", an Italian opera by George Frederic Handel.
1752-10-18 - Premiere of Rousseau's opera "Le Devin du Village"
1762-02-02 - Thomas Arnes opera "Artaxerxes," premieres in London
1762-10-05 - Opera "Orfeo Ed Euridice" is produced (Vienna)
1767-05-13 - Mozart's opera "Apollo et Hyacinthus" premieres in Salzburg
1767-12-16 - Van Ritter von Glucks opera "Alceste" premiers
1770-01-01 - Date of action in the opera "Madeleine"
1774-04-19 - CW Glucks opera "Iphigenia in Aulis" premieres in Paris
1775-04-23 - Opera "Il Ré Pastore" is produced (Salzburg)
1778-01-27 - Piccinni's opera "Roland" premieres, Paris
1781-01-29 - Mozart's opera "Idomeneo" premieres, Munich
1782-07-16 - Mozart's opera "Das Entfuhrung aus dem Serail," premieres in Vienna
1786-05-01 - Mozart's opera "Marriage of Figaro" premieres in Wien (Vienna)
1787-10-29 - Opera "Don Giovanni" is produced (Prague)
1790-01-26 - Mozart's opera "Cosi Fan Tutte" premieres in Vienna
1791-09-06 - Mozart's opera "La Clemenza di Tito" premieres in Prague
1791-09-30 - Mozart's opera "Magic Flute" premieres in Vienna
1792-02-07 - D Cimarosa's opera "Il Matrimonio Segreto," premieres in Vienna
1792-03-16 - King Gustav III of Sweden is shot Count Anckarström at a masked ball at the Opera; he dies on March 29.
1792-03-29 - King Gustav III of Sweden dies after being shot in the back at a midnight masquerade ball at Stockholm's Royal Opera just 13 days earlier. He is succeeded by Gustav IV Adolf.
1797-03-13 - Cherubini's opera "Medée" premieres in Paris
1800-11-24 - Weber's opera "Das Waldmadchen" premieres in Freiburg
1805-11-25 - Opera "Thaïs" 1st American performance
1809-09-18 - Royal Opera House in London opens
1810-03-18 - "Converse", 1st US opera, premieres in NY
1816-02-20 - Rossini's opera "Barber of Seville" premieres in Rome
1817-01-25 - Rossini's opera "La Cenerentola" premieres in Rome
1818-06-10 - Pesaro opera theater opens with Rossini's "La gaza ladra"
1820-05-13 - Opera "Die Jagarsbrautt" is completed
1821-06-18 - Opera "Der Freischutz" is produced (Berlin)
1823-02-02 - Rossini's opera "Semiramide" premieres in Venice
1824-03-07 - Meyerbeers opera "Il Crociati in Egitto" premieres in Venice
1825-03-02 - 1st grand opera in US sung in English, NYC
1825-11-29 - 1st Italian opera in US, "Barber of Seville" premieres (NYC)
1826-04-12 - Weber's opera "Oberon" premieres in London
1828-08-20 - Gioacchino Rossini's opera "Le Comte Ory" premieres in Paris
1829-08-31 - Opera "Guillaume Tell" is produced (Paris)
1830-01-28 - Opera "Fra Diavolo," premieres in Paris
1830-03-04 - V Bellini's opera "I Capuleti e i Montecchi," premieres in Venice
1830-12-26 - Gaetano Donizetti's opera "Anna Bolena," premieres in Milan
1831-03-06 - Vincenzo Bellini's opera "La Sonnambula" premieres in Milan
1831-11-22 - Opera "Robert Le Diable" is produced (Paris)
1831-12-26 - Vincenzo Bellini's opera "Norma," premieres in Milan
1832-03-12 - The ballet La Sylphide first premieres at the Opéra de Paris.
1832-05-12 - Gaetano Donizetti's opera "L'elisir d'amore" premieres in Milan
1833-01-26 - Gaetano Dinozetti's opera "Lucrezia Borgia," premieres in Milan
1835-01-25 - Vincenzo Bellini's opera "I Puritani," premieres in Paris
1835-09-26 - Gaetano Donizetti's opera "Lucia di Lammermoor" premieres in Naples
1836-02-29 - Giacomo Meyerbeers opera "Les Huguenots," premieres in Paris
1838-09-10 - Hector Berlioz' opera "Benvenuto Cellini," premieres in Paris
Composer Giuseppe VerdiComposer Giuseppe Verdi
1839-11-17 - Giuseppe Verdi's opera "Oberte Conti Di" premieres in Milan
1840-02-11 - Gaetano Donizetti's Opera "La Fille du Regiment," premieres in Paris
1840-12-02 - Gaetano Donizetti's opera "La Favorita," premieres in Paris
1842-01-07 - Gioacchino Rossini's opera "Stabat Mater" premieres in Paris
1842-03-09 - Giuseppe Verdi's opera "Nabucco" premieres in Milan
1842-11-17 - Opera "Linda di Chamounix" is produced (London)
1842-12-09 - St M Glinka's opera "Russlan Ludmilla" premieres in Petersburg
1843-01-02 - Wagner's opera "Der Fliegende Holländer" premieres, Dresden
1843-01-04 - Gaetano Donizetti's opera "Don Pasquale," premieres in Paris
1843-02-11 - Opera "I Lombardi," premieres in Milan
1843-11-27 - Opera "Bohemian Girl" is produced (London)
1844-03-09 - Giuseppe Verdi's opera "Hernani" premieres in Venice
1844-12-30 - Opera "Stradella" after being rewritten is produced (Hamburg)
1845-10-19 - Richard Wagner's opera "Tannhäuser," premieres in Dresden
1845-11-15 - Opera "Maritana" is produced (London)
Composer Richard WagnerComposer Richard Wagner
1846-12-06 - Opera "La Damnation de Faust" is produced (Paris)
1847-03-17 - "Macbeth" opera premieres in Florence
1847-11-25 - Opera "Marta" is produced (Vienna)
1849-03-09 - Carl Nikolais opera "Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor" premieres
1849-04-16 - Giacomo Meyerbeer's opera Le prophète, premieres in Paris
1849-05-10 - Pack destroys Astor Place opera house in NYC (22 killed)
1849-12-08 - Giuseppe Verdi's opera "Luisa Miller" premieres in Naples
1850-08-28 - Richard Wagner's opera "Lohengrin" premieres at Weimar, Germany
1851-03-11 - Giuseppe Verdi's opera "Rigoletto" premieres in Venice
1851-11-22 - Opera "La Perle Du Brésil" is produced (Paris)
1852-04-30 - Anton Rubinsteins opera "Dmitri Donskoi" premieres in St Petersburg
1853-01-19 - Verdi's opera "Il Trovatore," premieres in Rome

Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 179

1563-01-30 - Franciscus Gomarus, [Francois Gomaer], Dutch theologist/opera singer
1582-05-01 - Marco da Gagliano, Italian opera composer
1602-02-14 - Pier Francesco Cavalli, Italian opera composer
1649-02-23 - John Blow, composer of 1st English opera (Venus & Adonis) (baptized)
1670-07-18 - Giovanni Battista Bononcini, Italian (opera)composer
1679-02-24 - Domenico Natale Sarro, Italian opera composer
1685-09-16 - John Gay, English poet (Beggar's Opera)
1690-02-01 - Francesco Maria Veracini, Italian opera composer
1706-10-18 - Baldassare Galuppi, Italian composer (opera's buffa)
1727-03-30 - Tommaso MFS Traetta, Ital's opera composer/band leader (Farnace)
1734-07-23 - Antonio Maria Gasparo Sacchini, opera composer [or Jun 14 1730]
1762-03-24 - Marcos Antonio da Fonseca, Portugal, opera composer (Portogallo)
1782-01-29 - Daniel-Francois-Esprit Auber, French opera composer (Fra Diavolo)
1784-02-03 - John Fane graaf van Westmorland, English (opera)composer/diplomat
1801-11-03 - Vincenzo Bellini, Italian opera composer (La Sonnambula, Norma)
1804-11-27 - Julius Benedict, Stuttgart Germany, opera composer (Protoghesi)
1811-08-05 - Ambroise Thomas, French opera composer (d. 1896)
1818-06-17 - Charles Francois Gounod, Paris France, opera composer (Faust)
1839-03-17 - Josef Rheinberger, Vaduz Liechtenstein, opera composer (Munich Conser)
1842-02-22 - Carl Rosa, Hamburg Germany, founder (Rosa opera company)
1843-02-19 - Adelina Patti, Madrid Spain, opera soprano (Lucio)
1844-05-03 - Richard D'Oyly Carte, England, opera impresario (Ivanhoe)
1846-05-08 - Oscar Hammerstein, Germany, opera/playwright (Kohinoor)
1847-10-21 - Guiseppe Giacosa, Italian songwriter (libretti opera Puccini)
1848-11-24 - Lilli Lehmann, opera singer
1851-01-25 - Jan Blockx, Belgium, opera composer (Sea Bride princess of Herberg)
1854-02-20 - Louis F M van Westerhoven, actor/singer/opera director (Youth)
1854-09-01 - Engelbert Humperdinck, Germany, opera composer (Parisfal)
Composer Giacomo PucciniComposer Giacomo Puccini (1858-12-22)
1858-12-22 - Giacomo Puccini, Lucca Italy opera composer (La bohème, Tosca, Madame Butterfly), (d. 1924)
1860-06-25 - Gustave Charpentier, French composer (opera Louise)
1861-05-19 - Dame Nellie Melba, Australian opera singer (d. 1931)
1862-01-01 - Snitz Edwards, Hungary, actor (College, Phantom of the Opera)
1865-01-03 - Henry Lytton, British actor and opera singer (d. 1936)
1867-01-09 - Jacques Urlus, Dutch tenor (Opera of Leipzig, Song of the Earth)
1867-02-21 - Otto Hermann Kahn, Banker, organized Metropolitan Opera Co
1868-01-27 - Cato Engelen-Sewing, Dutch soprano prima donna (Dutch Opera)
1869-06-06 - Siegfried Wagner, German opera composer/conductor
1874-02-20 - Mary Garden, Aberdeen Scotland, opera star
1876-03-08 - Franco Alfano, Italian opera composer (Il dottore Antonio)
1877-01-04 - Gibson Gowland, England, actor (Blind Husbands, Phantom of the Opera)
1879-03-19 - Joseph Haas, German (opera)composer (Tobias Wunderlich)
1882-08-02 - Nanny Larsén-Todsen, Swedish opera singer
1883-04-01 - Lon Chaney, CO, man of 1000 faces, actor (High Noon, Phantom of Opera)
1883-06-20 - Jules Verstraete, [Julien G the Graef], actor (Driestuiversopera)
1883-12-14 - Manolis Kalomiris, Greek opera composer
1884-10-30 - Rudolf Forster, Grobming Austria, actor (Threepenny Opera)
1885-10-22 - Giovanni Martinelli, Montagnana Italy, opera singer (NY Met)
1887-10-06 - Maria Jeritza, [Jedlicka], Austria, singer (Vienna Opera)
1888-05-25 - Miles Malleson, writer/actor (Phantom of Opera, Postman's Knock)
1894-06-16 - Norman Kerry, Rochester NY, actor (Phantom of the Opera)
1894-10-22 - Méi Lánfāng, Chinese opera performer (d. 1961)
1895-01-13 - Fortunio Bonanova, Palma de Mallorca Spain, opera singer
1895-12-09 - Conchita Supervía, Spanish opera singer (d. 1936)
1896-01-08 - Jaromir Weinberger, Prague Czechoslovakia, composer (Bird's Opera)
1897-01-22 - Rosa Ponselle, opera diva (Casta Diva, La Forza del Destino)
1898-01-01 - Viktor Ullmann, opera composer (Der Kaiser von Atlantis)
1899-09-11 - Nelly A "Nell" Knoop, Dutch actress (Driestuivers Opera)
1899-09-16 - Hans Swarowsky, Budapest Hungary, conductor (Graz Opera 1947-50)
1900-06-22 - Jennie Tourel, St Petersburg Russia, mezzo-soprano (Met Opera 1943-47)
1900-11-04 - Luigi Lucioni, Italian, landscape painter (opera stars)
1902-01-09 - Rudolph Bing, opera manager (NY Metropolitan Opera)
1903-01-18 - Berthold Goldschmidt, German/British (opera)composer (Beatrice Cenci)
1903-07-16 - Mary Philbin, Chicago IL, actress (Phantom of the Opera)
1904-01-02 - James Melton, Moultrie Ga, opera tenor (Ford Festival)
1904-06-03 - Jan Peerce, [Jacob Pincus Perelmuth], NYC, tenor (NY Met Opera)
1905-04-01 - Winfried P I Zillig, German opera composer/conductor (Fantasia Irica)
1905-04-02 - Serge Lifar, Kiev, dancer, choreographer (Paris Opera Ballet)
1906-04-09 - Antal Dorati, Budapest Hungary, conductor (Dresden Opera 1928-29
1907-01-17 - Henk H Badings, Bandung Indonesia, Dutch opera composer (Orestes)
1907-01-18 - Janos Ferencsik, Budapest Hungary, conductor (Budapest Opera)
1907-09-23 - Jarmila Novotna, soprano (Met Opera)/pres of Czechoslovakia (1957-68)
1908-05-17 - Zinka Milanov, Zagreb Yugoslavia, soprano (Ljublama Opera 1927)
1908-07-01 - Peter Anders, German opera singer
1909-03-26 - Chris[tiaan R] Reumer, Dutch opera singer
1910-04-18 - Sylvia Fisher, soprano (Albert Herring Opera)
1911-03-03 - Francesco Siciliani, opera composer
1911-04-01 - Gunther Rennert, Essen Germany, opera director/producer
1911-04-28 - Frans Vroons, actor/tenor/director (Neth Opera)
1913-04-16 - Constance Shacklock, opera singer
1913-07-10 - Ljuba Welitsch, Borisovo, Bulgaria, opera soprano (Nedda-Pagliacci)
1913-08-28 - Richard Tucker, [Reuben Ticker], Brooklyn NY, Tenor (NY Met Opera)
1913-11-22 - Benjamin Britten, Lowestoft Suffolk England, composer (Beggar's Opera)
1914-06-26 - Wolfgang Windgassen, Annemasse France, tenor (Stuttgart Opera)
1915-05-27 - Mario del Monaco, Italian opera singer (Verdi/Puccini)
1915-09-04 - Rudolf Schock, German opera/operette singer
1916-07-17 - Eleanor Steber, Wheeling WV, soprano (Metropolitan Opera-1940)
1916-10-19 - Karl-Birger Blomdahl, Sweden, opera composer (Herr von Hancken)
1917-01-05 - Wieland Wagner, German opera director
1917-06-04 - Robert Merrill, Brooklyn New York, American baritone (NY Metropolitan Opera)
1917-09-18 - Alan Ande Anderson, opera director
1917-09-28 - Vaclav Kaslik, Czechoslovakia, opera composer/conductor
1918-04-03 - Sixten Ehrling, Malmö Sweden, conductor (Royal Opera of Stockholm)
1918-04-09 - Jorn Utzon, Danish architect (Sydney Opera House)
1918-04-25 - Astrid Varnay, Stockholm Sweden, soprano (Met Opera 1941-56)
1919-01-24 - Leon Kirchner, Brooklyn NY, opera composer (Lily)
1919-04-04 - Antony Tudor, England, choreographer (Metropolitan Opera 1957)
1919-12-03 - Charles Craig, opera singer
1920-02-13 - Eileen Farrell, Willimantic Conn, opera soprano (Interrupted Melody)
1920-03-27 - Richard Hayman, bandleader/conductor/pianist (Theme of 3 Penny Opera)
1920-04-29 - Harold Samuel Shapero, Lynn Mass, composer (9 Minute Opera)

Deaths in Music

Deaths 1 - 100 of 101

1560-11-07 - Peter S Lotichius, [Peter Lotz], German poet (Opera omnia), dies
1633-08-12 - Jacopo Peri, Itallian opera composer, dies at 71
1642-02-24 - Marco da Gagliano, Italian opera composer, dies at about 66
1643-02-25 - Marco da Gagliano, Italian opera composer, dies at 60
1656-07-07 - Michelangelo Rossi, Italian opera composer, buried at about 55
1676-01-14 - Pier Francesco Cavalli, Italian (opera)composer, dies at 73
1676-01-17 - Pier Francesco Cavalli, Italian opera composer, dies at 73
1732-12-04 - John Gay, English poet (Beggar's Opera), dies at 47
1740-01-05 - Antonio Lotti, Italian opera composer, dies at about 72
1744-01-25 - Domenico Natale Sarro, Italian opera composer, dies at 64
1747-07-09 - Giovanni Battista Bononcini, Italian opera-composer, dies at 76
1752-07-20 - John C Pepusch, English composer (Beggar's Opera), dies at about 85
1768-10-31 - Francesco Maria Veracini, Italian opera composer, dies at 78
1779-04-06 - Tommaso MFS Traetta, Italian opera composer (Farnace), dies at 52
1804-11-19 - Pietro Alessandro Guglieli, Italian opera composer, dies at 75
1832-03-12 - Daniel Friedrich Kuhlau, German/Danish opera composer, dies at 45
1835-09-23 - Vincenzo Bellini, Italian opera composer (Norma), dies at 33
1862-03-17 - Fromental Halevy, [Elie Levy], French opera composer, dies at 62
1871-05-12 - Daniel-Francois-Esprit Auber, French opera composer, dies at 89
1875-01-03 - Baldassare Galuppi, Italian composer (opera's buff), dies at 68
1882-06-24 - Joseph Joachim Raff, German opera composer (Cavatine), dies at 60
1901-01-16 - Jules Barbier, French opera librettist (b. 1825)
1901-04-03 - Richard D'Oyly Carte, promotor (Gilbert & Sullivan operas), dies
1906-09-02 - Guiseppe Giacosa, Ital screenwriter (libretti opera Puccini), dies
1908-11-08 - Victorien Sardou, French opera author (Madame Sans-Gene), dies at 77
1911-09-18 - Russian Premier Peter Stolypin (1906-11), shot and murdered at the Kiev Opera House aged 49
1912-05-26 - Jan Blockx, Belgian opera composer (Bride of the Sea), dies at 61
1912-08-13 - Jules EF Massenet, French opera composer (Werther, Manon), dies at 70
1916-03-24 - Enrique y Campina Granados, Sp opera composer (Goyescas), drowns at 48
1921-08-02 - Enrico Caruso, Italian opera singer, dies at 48
1921-09-27 - Engelbert Humperdinck, Ger opera composer (Schneewittchen), dies at 67
1930-08-04 - Siegfried Wagner, German opera composer, dies at 61
1935-06-06 - Jacques Urlus, tenor (Opera of Leipzig, Song of the Earth), dies at 68
1936-03-30 - Conchita Supervía, Spanish opera singer (b. 1895)
1937-05-01 - Snitz Edwards, actor (Phantom of the Opera, College), dies at 75
1946-08-31 - Paul August von Klenau, Danish opera composer/conductor, dies at 63
1949-09-22 - Sam Wood, US communist fighter/director (Night at Opera), dies at 66
1953-02-26 - Elisabeth "Ilse" Kuyper, Dutch/US (opera)composer, dies
1954-05-16 - Clemens Krauss, Austrian conductor (Vienna State Opera), dies at 61
1954-09-10 - Peter Anders, German opera singer, dies
1954-10-27 - Franco Alfano, Ital (opera)composer (Puccini's Turandot), dies at 78
1956-01-12 - Norman Kerry, actor (Air Eagles, Phantom of Opera), dies at 61
1956-02-18 - Gustave Charpentier, French opera composer (Louise), dies at 95
1956-03-11 - Sergey Nikiforovich Vasilenko, Russian opera composer, dies at 83
1957-05-09 - Ezio F Pinza, Italian bass (Scale of Milan, NY Met Opera), dies
1959-10-07 - Mario Lanza, opera singer, dies at 38 of a heart attack
1960-03-30 - Joseph Haas, German opera composer (Totenmesse), dies at 81
1960-03-31 - Joseph Haas, German (opera)composer (Totenmesse), dies at 81
1961-04-21 - James Melton, opera tenor (Ford Festival), dies at 57
1961-08-08 - Méi Lánfāng, Chinese opera performer (b. 1894)
1962-04-03 - Manolis Kalomiris, Greek opera composer, dies at 78
1966-10-17 - Wieland Wagner, German opera director, dies
1967-01-03 - Mary Garden, opera star, dies at 92
1967-03-06 - Nelson Eddy, US baritone/actor (Phantom of the Opera), dies at 65
1968-06-14 - Karl-Birger Blomdahl, Swedish opera composer (Aniara), dies at 51
1969-02-02 - Giovanni Martinelli, opera singer (NY Met), dies at 83
1969-10-22 - Giovanni Martinelli, Ital opera singer (NY Met), dies on 84th birthday
1969-10-25 - Rudolf Forster, actor (Threepenny Opera, Tonio Kroeger), dies at 84
1969-12-31 - Salvatore Baccaloni, opera singer/actor (Full of Life), dies at 69
1971-06-26 - Inia Te Wiata, opera singer, dies
1975-01-03 - Milton J Cross, TV announcer (Met Opera Auditions), dies at 87
1976-02-13 - Lily Pons, French/US soprano/opera diva (Met Opera), dies at 71
1976-09-20 - Johan Boskamp, opera singer/actor, dies at 83
1976-12-04 - Benjamin Britten, British composer (Beggar's Opera), dies at 63
1981-05-25 - Rosa Ponselle, US singer (Metropolitan Opera), dies at 84
1982-07-10 - Maria Jeritza, [Jedlicka], Aust/US, singer (Metropolitan Opera), dies
1982-10-12 - Chris[tiaan R] Reumer, Dutch opera singer, dies at 73
1982-10-16 - Mario del Monaco, Italian opera singer (Verdi/Puccini), dies at 67
1986-11-13 - Rudolf Schock, German opera/operetta singer, dies at 71
1988-01-29 - Bantcho Bantchevsky, US opera singer, commits suicide
1988-07-22 - Luigi Lucioni, Italian, landscape painter (opera stars), dies at 87
1988-08-11 - Jean-Pierre Ponnele, opera director (Carmina Burana), dies at 56
1989-05-30 - Zinka Milanov, Met Opera Diva, dies of a stroke at 83
1989-06-04 - Vaclav Kaslik, Czech opera composer/conductor, dies at 71
1992-05-02 - Margareth Wallmann, Austrian opera director, dies at 88
1993-05-07 - Mary Philbin, actress (Phantom of the Opera), dies at 89
1993-11-16 - Lucia Popp, Czech/Austria soprano (Vienna Opera), dies at 54
1995-01-14 - Alexander Gibson, Brit conductor/founder (Scottish Opera), dies at 68
1995-03-11 - Carel Birnie, found Utrecht Opera/Dutch Dance Theater, dies at 69
1995-04-30 - Donald Edwin White, ad copywriter/opera administrator, dies at 59
1995-06-19 - Murray Dickie, opera singer/director, dies at 71
1995-07-16 - Charles Bruck, Hungarian/French/US conductor (Dutch Opera), dies at 83
1996-03-08 - Paul Lewis Harrhy, actor/opera singer (Intelligence Park), dies at 38
1996-06-19 - Alan Ande Anderson, opera director, dies at 78
1996-08-25 - Sylvia Fisher, opera Singer, dies at 86
1996-09-02 - Ljuba Welitsch, opera singer, dies at 83
1996-12-17 - Francesco Siciliani, opera administrator, dies at 85
1996-12-31 - Frederico Davia, opera singer, dies at 63
1997-01-23 - Charles Craig, opera singer, dies at 77
1997-09-02 - Rudolf Bing, opera manager (NY Met Opera), dies at 95
2004-08-15 - Semiha Berksoy, first Turkish opera singer (b. 1910)
2005-02-21 - Ara Berberian, American opera singer (b. 1930)
2005-08-21 - Martin Dillon, tenor, American opera singer (b. 1957)
2007-07-18 - Jerry Hadley, American opera singer, (b. 1952)
2007-08-15 - Richard Bradshaw, British opera conductor, (b. 1944)
2010-03-21 - Wolfgang Wagner, German opera director (b. 1919)
2010-05-25 - Siphiwo Ntshebe, South African opera singer (b. 1975)
2010-09-28 - Dolores Wilson, American opera singer (b. 1928)
2012-01-24 - Patricia Neway, American opera and musical theatre singer, dies at 83
2012-11-28 - Franco Ventriglia, American opera singer, dies at 90


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