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May 1, 2004

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  • Walter R. Lonis
    May 1, 2004 BIRTHDAY – SINGER Appel, Wolf (t) (1942-1999) Ger. (57) b. Senftenberg, May 1, 1942; d. Dec. 22, 1999: Nespoulos, Marthe (s) (1894-1961) (68) b.
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      May 1, 2004

      BIRTHDAY – SINGER
      Appel, Wolf (t) (1942-1999) Ger. (57) b. Senftenberg, May 1, 1942;
      d. Dec. 22, 1999:

      Nespoulos, Marthe (s) (1894-1961) (68) b. May 1, 1894: Aug. 6, 1962:

      DEATH: Oxilia, Giuseppe (t) (1865-1919) It. (54) b. Montevideo
      1865; d. Milan, May, 1, 1919:

      Pollak, Anna (s) (1912-1996) Eng. (81) b. Manchester, May 1, 1915;
      d. Hove, Nov. 28, 1996:

      FEATURED ARTIST
      Nuibo, Augustin [aka. Francisco Nuibo] (t) (74) 1874-1948) Fr. (74)
      b. Marseilles, May 1, 1874; d. 1948: He was a respected member of
      the Paris Opéra from 1900. He formed a vocal conservatory in
      Montmartre that offered free instruction to poor students. MET:
      Début Concerts: Nov. 27, 1904, 1 season, 6 perf. 3 roles, Opera
      Début: Gounod: [Roméo] Roméo et Juliette, Jan. 20, 1905.

      HISTORY
      New Orleans: The first opera performance that can be dated took
      place in May 1796, André Grétry's "Silvain" was performed at the
      Théåtre St. Pierre.

      OPERA RELATED BIRTHDAY
      Bing, Nina (wife of Sir Rudolph) (1897-1983) b. May 1, 1897; d.
      Dec. 21, 1983.

      BIRTHDAY – COMPOSER
      BOERO: Felipe (com/opera) (1884-1958) Argentinean. b. Buenos Aires,
      May 1, 1884; d. There, Aug. 9, 1958: Opera: "Tucumá"
      (1918); "Ariana y Dionisios" Buenos Aires (1920); "Las Bacantes"
      Buenos Aires (1925); "Raquela" (1929); "El Matrero"
      (1929); "Siripo" Buenos Aires (1937).

      GAGLIANO: Marco da (com/opera) (1582-1643) It. b. Florence, May 1,
      1582; d. Florence, Feb. 25, 1643: Opera: "La Dafne" (Mantua,
      1608); "Lo sposalizio di Medoro e Angelica" (collaboration w/J.
      Peri, Palazzo Pitti, Florence, 1619); "La Flora, avero Il natal di
      Fiori" (assisted by J. Peri, Palazzo Pitti, Florence, 1628); "La
      liberazione di Tirreno e d'Arneo" (may be by Gagliano or Peri,
      Florence, 1617).

      CONDUCTOR
      Bertini, Gary (con/opera) Moldovian. b. Brichevo, Moldova, May 1,
      1927; Israli of Moldovian birth. Début: Scottish Opera (1927).

      DÉBUT
      LEIPSIG: Marie Lehmann (s) (1851-1931) Ger. (1867).

      VENICE: Nicola Rossai-Lemeni (bs) (1920-1991) Russ-born. Mussorgsky:
      [Varlaam] Boris Godunov (1946).

      PREMIER
      Benda: "Medea" Leipzig (1775)
      Benoit: May premier: "Sampiero Corso" Bordeaux (1956).

      BOÏTO: "Nerone" La Scala, 1924; after 50 years the work was never
      completed. The orchestra score was revised by Toscanini and
      performed by him. Ezio Pinza (bs) (1892-1957) It. leading part.
      w/Carlo Galeffi (b) (1882-1961) It.

      CHABRIER: "Une Éducation manquée" Paris (1879).

      Cherubini/Berton/Boieldieu/Kreutzer/Paër: "Blanche de Provemce, ou
      La Cour de Fées" Paris (1821).

      COLASSE: "La naissance de Vénus" Paris (1696).
      Conforto: May Premier "Ezio" Reggio Emilia (1754).
      CAVALLI: "Giasone" Venice (1649).
      DELIBES: "Le Jardinier et son seigneur" Paris (1863).
      DITTERSDORF: "Il maniscalco" operetta giocosa, Johannesburg (1775).

      DITTERSDORF: "Il viaggiatore americano in Joannesberg" Johannesburg
      (1771, lost).

      DITTERSDORF: "Il tutore e la pupilla" dramma giocoso, Johannesburg
      (1773).
      Granval: "Les Fiancés de Rose" Paris (1868).
      HANDEL: "Giove in Argo" London (1739).
      HASSE: May premier: "Attalo, re di Bitinia" Naples (1728).
      HASSE: May premier: "Dalisa" Venice (1730).
      HASSE: May premier: "Euristeo" (1732).
      Méhul: "La jeunesse d'Henri IV" Paris (1797).
      MOZART: "Die verstellte Gärtnerin" singspiel, Augsburg (1780).
      MOZART: "La finta semplice" Salzburg (1769).
      MOZART: "Le nozze di Figaro" Vienna (1786).
      Peri: May premier: "Adone" (1611; np).
      SOUSA: "Desiree" Operetta, Washington (1884).

      ANSWER TO YESTERDAY'S QUESTION
      In Mozart's Idomeneo, the role of Idamante is usually sung by what
      voice type?

      a. Tenor.
      b. Bass.
      c. Baritone.
      d. None of the above.

      ANSWER: a. Tenor: This is the best answer, the role can be sung
      by a Tenor, Soprano.

      wlonis

      The reference material for this posting, was researched and obtained
      from many sources. Including: internet web sites, encyclopedias,
      dictionaries, biographical publications, newspapers, my local
      Library, information furnished by forum members, the Metropolitan
      Annuals, my own reference library consisting of; complete Opera
      scores and libretti, biographical publications, Opera News, numerous
      publications on the subject of opera and opera singers, and of
      course, my personal recollections. Walter R. Lonis
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