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May 13, 2004

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  • Walter R. Lonis
    May 13, 2004 BIRTHDAY – SINGER Becker, Andreas (bs/b) Ger. b. Berlin May 13, 1940; Borst, Heinz (bs/b) Ger. b. Stuttgart, May 13, 1919; Chambon, Marius (bs)
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      May 13, 2004

      BIRTHDAY – SINGER
      Becker, Andreas (bs/b) Ger. b. Berlin May 13, 1940;

      Borst, Heinz (bs/b) Ger. b. Stuttgart, May 13, 1919;

      Chambon, Marius (bs) (1864-1945) Fr. (81) b. Venissieux-les-lyon,
      May 13, 1864; d. Aug. 1945:

      Cossa, Dominic (b) U.S. Jessup, PA, May 13, 1935; MET: Début Jan.
      30, 1970 [Silvio] Pagliacci, 7 seasons (1969-75, 78-79) 107 perf.,
      11 roles.

      Durigo, Ilona (s) (1881-1943) Hun. (52) b. Budapest, May 13, 1881;
      d. Budapest, Dec. 25, 1943:

      Gallo, Gustavo (t) (1904-1992) (88) b. 1904; d. May 13, 1992:

      Hendrikx, Louis (bs) Belgian. b. Antwerp, May 13, 1927;

      Ottevaere, Daniel (bs) Belgian. b. Brussels, May 13, 1961;

      Radford, Robert (bs/b) (1874-1933) Eng. (58) b. Nottingham, May 13,
      1874; d. London, Mar. 3, 1933:

      Schaetzler, Fritz (b) (1898-1994) Ger. (95) b. Nurenburg, May 13,
      1898; d. La Habra, CA, Feb. 3, 1994:

      Speiss, Ludovic (t) Rumanian. b. Cluj, May 13, 1938; Début
      [Cavaradossi] Tosca (1966). MET: Début June 3, 1971 [Manrico] Il
      Trovatore, 2-seasons (70-72) 5 perf., 3 roles.

      FEATURED ARTIST
      Stellman, Maxine (s) (1906-1972) U.S. (Comprimario) (66) b. W.
      Brattleboro, VT, May 13, 1906; d. June 25, 1972: A product of the
      Juilliard School, she went on to win the 1937 Auditions of the
      Air.. For fifteen seasons a mainstay among Met comprimarios, after
      leaving the Met, in 1950, she accepted a few voice students. MET:
      Début: May 22, 1936 [Amore] Orfeo ed Euridice, 15 seasons (1935-50)
      564 perf., 35 roles, 28 works.

      OPERA – COMPOSER
      ENNA: August [Emil] (com/opera) (1859-1939) Dane. b. Nakskov, May
      13, 1859; d. Copenhagen, Aug. 3, 1939: Opera: "Agleia"
      (1884); "Heksen" (Copenhagen, 1892); "Cleopatra" (Copenhagen,
      1894); "Aucassin and Nicolette" (Copenhagen, 1896); "The Match Girl"
      (after Anderson, Copenhagen, 1897); "Den lille pige med
      svolstikerne" (Copenhagen, 1897); "Lamia" (Antwerp, 1899); "Ung
      Elskov" (1st produced in Weimer, as "Heisse Liebe" 1904); "Princess
      on the Pea" (after Anderson, Arhus, 1900); "The Nightingale" (after
      Anderson, Copenhagen, 1912); "Gloria Arsena" (Copenhagen,
      1917); "Børnene fra Santa Fé" (1918); "Comedians" (after Victor
      Hugo's L'Homme gui rit, Copenhagen, 1920); "Don Juan Mañara"
      (Copenhagen, 1925); "Afrodites praestinde" (1925); "Ghettoens
      dronning" (1932).

      SULLIVAN: Sir Arthur (con/com/opera) (1842-1900) Eng. b. London, May
      13, 1842; d. London, Nov. 22. 1900: Opera: "Cox and Box" (London,
      1867); "The Contrabandista" London, 1867); "Thespis" (London,
      1871); "Ivanhoe" (1891); "The Rose of Persia" (1899); "The emerald
      Isle" (completed by E. German, 1901). CANTATA: "The Golden Legend"
      (after Longfellow, Leads, 1886); ORATORIO: "The Light of the World"
      (Birmingham, 1873); GILBERT & SULLIVAN: "Trial by Jury"
      (1875); "H.M.S. Pinafore" (1888); "The Pirates of Penzance"
      (1879); "Patience" (1881); "Iolanthe" (1882); "Princess Ida"
      (1884); "The Mikado" (1885); "Ruddigore" (1887); "Yoemen of the
      Guard" (1888); "The Gondoliers" (1889); "Utopia Limited"
      (1893); "The Grand Duke" (1896); Sullivan "also composed, Onward
      Christian Soldiers, and The Lost Chord.

      OPERA - CONDUCTOR
      Ahronovich, (Georgi) Yury (con/opera) Russ. b. Leningrad, May 13,
      1932; Has appeared with the leading Russian opera companies.

      DÉBUT
      MET: Norman Cordon (bs) (1904-1964) U.S. [Monterone] Rigoletto
      (1936).
      PARIS: O-C, Last: Jean-Bapiste Faure (b) (1830-1914) Fr. Hamlet
      (1876).

      LONDON: Maria Olszewska (m/s) (1892-1969) Ger. [Fricka] Das
      Rheingold (1924).

      PREMIER
      Badings: "The Night Watch" Antwerp (1950).
      DELLO JOIO: "The Ruby" Bloomington, IN, (1955).
      Denza: "Wallenstein" Naples (1876).

      DONIZETT: "Otto Mesi in due ore, ossia Gli Esiliati in Siberia"
      Naples (1827).

      FEO: "Morano e Rosina" Naples (1723).
      GRANDVAL: "La Pénitente" Paris (1868).
      HASSE: "Il Sesostrate" Naples (1726).
      Hrimalý: "Zaklety Princ" Prague, 1872.
      Jeremiáš: "Enspígl" (Til Eulenspiel) Prague (1949).
      Krenek: "Tarquin" Vassar College, Poughkeepsie (1941).
      MOZART: "Apollo et Hyacinthus" Salzburg (1767).
      STILL: "Highway 1, U.S.A." Miami (1963).
      Stolz: "Die Tanzgräfin" Vienna, 1921.
      SULLIVAN: "Cox and Box" London (1867).
      Szymanowski: "Hagith" Warsaw (1922).
      Weingartner: "Die Dorfschule" Vienna (1920).
      Weingartner: "Meuster Andrea" Vienna (1920).

      ANSWER TO YESTERDAY'S QUESTION
      T/F: Gibichungs, the Gibich's children, Gunner and Gutrude, in
      Wagner's Götterdammerung. (5)

      ANSWER: FALSE: They are Gunther and Gutrune,

      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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