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March 1, 2005

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  • walterrlonis
    March 1, 2005 BIRTHDAY – SINGER DEATH: Alcock, Merle (c) (1880-1975) U.S. b. Andover, MO, 1880; d. Phoenix, Mar. 1, 1975: MET: Début Nov. 15, 1923
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      March 1, 2005

      BIRTHDAY – SINGER
      DEATH: Alcock, Merle (c) (1880-1975) U.S. b. Andover, MO, 1880; d.
      Phoenix, Mar. 1, 1975: MET: Début Nov. 15, 1923 [Beppe] L'Amico
      Fritz, 7 seasons (1919-20, 23-29) 263 perf., 33 roles, 32 works.

      Amara, Lucine (s) U.S. b. Hartford, Con. Mar 1, 1927; MET: Début Nov.
      6, 1950 [Celestial Voice] Don Carlo: 36-seasons (1950-77, 80-87,
      88-89, 90-91) 745-perf. of 49-roles in 42-works.

      DEATH: Azema, Jeanne Billa (s) d. Mar. 1, 1967:

      Candy, Ian (bs/b) Eng. b. Southampton, Mar. 1, 1947;

      Casoni, Bianca Maria (m/s) It. b. Milan, Mar. 1, 1932;

      Chamorro, Ángeles (s) Sp. b. Madrid, Mar. 1, 1940;
      Flores, José Rosendo (bs) Mex. b. Monterrey Nuevo León, Mexico, Mar.
      1, 1962;

      Gorchakova, Galina (s) Russ. b Novosibirsk, Mar. 1, 1962; MET:
      Début:Jan./ 4, 1995 [Cio-Cio-San] Madama Butterfly, 4 seasons
      (1994-95, 96-99) 25 perf., 3 works.

      Lieberson, Lorraine Hunt (m/s) U.S. b. San Francisco, Mar. 1, 1954;
      She made her MET: début [Myrtle Wilson] The Great Gatsby, 1999/2000
      and the revival in 2002. She was [Didon] Les Troyens (2003); has sung
      at NYCO, San Francisco, and Sante Fe Opera, and is at home on the
      concert stage.

      DEATH: Notarello, Antonio (t) d. London, Mar. 1, 1975;

      Piva, Franco (b)It b. Piacenza, Mar. 1, 1925;

      Treumann, Louis (t) (1872-1944?) Ger. b. Wiendied, Mar. 1, 1872; d.
      Theresienstadt, 1944:

      Zuñiga, Victoria (s) Mex. b. Acapulco Guerrero, Mar. 1, 1943;

      OPERA - COMPOSER
      DUPONT: Gabriel (com/opera) (1878-1914) Fr. b. Caen, Mar. 1, 1878; d.
      Vésinet, Aug. 2, 1914: Opera: "La Carera" (Milan, 1904); "La Glu"
      (Nice, 1910); "La Farce du cuvier" (Brussels, 1912): "Antar" (Paris,
      1921).

      OPERA - CONDUCTOR
      Adler, Kurt (con/opera) (1907-1977) Czech. (70) b. Neuhaus, Czech.,
      Mar. 1, 1907; d. Sep. 21, 1977: MET: Début: Mar. 26, 1944: Concerts:
      23 seasons (1943-44, 50-72) 335 perf., 28 works.

      OPENING
      SAN ANTONIO: Grand Opera Festival, opened with Faust, at the new
      Theater for the Performing Arts (1969).

      DÉBUT
      MET: Mildred Allen (s) MET Début: Mar. 1, 1957 [Papagena] Die
      Zauberflöte, 6 seasons (1956-1962) 208 perf., 27 roles, 24 works.

      MEXACO CITY: Mirna Lacambra (s) [Tosca] Tosca (1981).

      PREMIER
      ARRIEU: "The Love of Don Perlimpin and Belisa in His Garden" Tours
      (1980).

      MUSGRAVE: "Harriet, the Woman Called Moses" Norfolk, VA (1985); w/
      Alteouise DeVaughn (m/s) U.S. [Rit].
      More information on: DeVaughn: Made her European début in Trieste
      [Orfeo] Orfeo ed Euridice, Dec. (1984). Has sung at Verginia,
      Arkansas Opera, Baltimore Sym., Miami Opera, and the Hawaii Opera
      theater. Married to Michael Austin (t).

      ANSWER TO YESTERDAY'S QUESTION
      T/F. Electra is a two act opera composed by Richard Strauss.

      ANSWER: False, Electra is in one act. (1)

      wlonis
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