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26 May Almanac

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  • James F
    Singers who were born on 26 May Leonid Sobinov Tenor Born 26 May 1872 Yaroslavl Died 14 Oct 1934 Debut as Sinodal in Demon (Rubinstein) 24 Apr 1897 Teacher :-
    Message 1 of 2 , May 25, 2002
      Singers who were born on 26 May
       
      Leonid Sobinov Tenor
      Born 26 May 1872 Yaroslavl Died 14 Oct 1934
      Debut as Sinodal in Demon (Rubinstein) 24 Apr 1897
      Teacher :-    A M Dodonov, Alexandrovna Santagano-Gorchakova
       
      Inge Borkh Soprano
      Born 26 May 1917 Mannheim
      Debut as Czipra in Zigeunerbaron (Strauss) 1940
      Teachers:-    Muratti, Simon, Alexander Welitsch
      Pupil       :-    Manfred Capell
      Created Queen in Ashmedia (Tal)
              Cathleen in Irische Legend (Egk)
              Zulieda in Alcestiad (Talma)
       
      Herbert Handt    Tenor
      Born 26 May 1926 Pittsburgh
      Debut as Rinuccio in Gianni Schicci (Puccini) 1949
      Teachers:-    Julius Patzak, Hans Swarowsky
      Created Zuckertanz in Maria Golovin (Menotti)
      Sang in premiere of Persefone (Lupi)
                                      Venere Prigionero (Malipiero)
       
      Kari Nurmella Baritone
      Born 26 May 1937 Finland Died 21 Jan 1984
      Debut as Di Luna in Trovatore (Verdi) 1961
       
      Elaine Manchet Soprano
      Born 26 May 1937 Mali
      Debut as Gilda in Rigoletto (Verdi) 1966
      Teacher Marcelle Bunlet
       
      Teresa Stratas Soprano
      Born 26 May 1938 Toronto
      Debut Mimi in Boheme (Puccini) 1958
      Teachers:-    Barbini, Hermann Geiger-Torel, Irene Jessner
       

       
      Singers who died on 26 May
       
      Johann Michael Wachter   Baritone
      Born 2 Mar 1794 Rappersdorf  Died 26 May 1853
      Debut as Don Giovanni in Don Giovanni (Mozart) 1819
      Created Dutchman in Flying Dutchman (Wagner)
                    Paolo Orsini in Rienzi (Wagner)
                    Biterolf in Tannhauser (Wagner)
       
      Caroline Grunbaum Soprano
      Born 18 Mar 1814 Prague Died 26 May 1868
      Debut Emmeline in Schweizerfamilie (Weigl)
      Teacher :-    Therese Grunbaum (mother)
      Created Anna in Hans Heiling (Marschner)
       
      Tamaka Miura Soprano
      Born 22 Feb 1884 Tokyo Died 26 May 1846
      Debut as Euridice in Orfeo ed Euridice (Gluck)
      Teachers:-    Junker, Petzold, Sarcoli
       
      Ferdinand Frantz Bass-Baritone
      Born 8 Feb 1906 Cassel Died 26 May 1959
      Debut as Ortel in Meistersingers (Wagner) 1927
       
      Maggie Teyte Soprano
      Born 17 Apr 1888 Wolverhampton Died 26 May 1976
      Debut as Zerlina in Don Giovanni (Mozart) 1907
      Teacher :-    Jean De Reszke
      Pupils    :-    Michelle Bonhomme, Nancy Evans, Adele Leigh
                          Dorothy Dorow
      Created Princess in Perfect Fool (Holst)
      Glycere in Circe (Hillemacher)
       
      Elena Stepanova Soprano
      Born 17 May 1891 Moscow Died 26 May 1978
      Debut as Antonida in Ivan Susannin (Glinka) 1912
      Teacher :-    Polli
      Created Princess Swan in Legend of Tsar Sultan (Rimsky-Korsakov)
       
      Nanny Larsen-Todsen Soprano
      Born 2 Aug 1884 Hageby Sweden Died 26 May 1982
      Debut as Agathe in Freischutz (Weber) 1906
      Teacher :-    Oskar Lejdstrom
      Pupils     :-    Siw Ericsdotter, Barbro Ericson, Anders Naslund
       
      Robert Easton Bass
      Born 8 Jun 1898 Sunderland Died 26 May 1987
      Debut as Fafner in Siegfried (Wagner) 1935
      Teachers:-    Bozelli, Dinh Gilly, Norman Notly, Harry Plunkett-Greene
       
      Johanna Peters    Mezzo-Soprano
      Born 3 Jan 1932 Glasgow  Died 26 May 2000
      Debut as Marcellina in Nozze di Figaro (Mozart) 1959
      Teachers:-    Anne Wood
      Pupils      :-    Maria Bovino, Isobel Bradshaw, Maureen Braithwaite
                            Alison Buchanan, Yvonne Buchanan, Yvonne Burnett
                            Joseph Cornwall, Sophie Daneman, Julia Gooding 
                            Julie Gossage, Richard Halton, Bernadette Lord,
                            Helen Lothian, Sarah Pring, Sarah Rhodes,Elen Ap Robert
                            Valerie Seymour, Peter Snipp, Talitha Theobald, Rachel Tovey
                            Janice Watson, Annabelle Williams, Paul Scott Williams,
                            Caroline Zygadio
      Created Miss Pross in Tale of Two Cities (Benjamin)
                    Semponia in Catiline Conspiracy (Hamilton)
      Sang in premiere of Midsummer Night's Dream (Britten)
                                      Elanda and Eclipse (Halahen)
       
      Please post any additions, corrections or comments
       
      Regards James
       
       
       

       
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