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May 1, 2005

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  • walterrlonis
    May 1, 2005 BIRTHDAY – SINGER Appel, Wolf (t) (1942-1999) Ger. (57) b. Senftenberg, May 1, 1942; d. Dec. 22, 1999: Kurkjian, Flora Yardumian (s) (1893 -1982)
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      May 1, 2005

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

      Kurkjian, Flora Yardumian (s) (1893 -1982) Bulgarian. b. May. 1, 1893;
      d. Jan. 1982:

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

      Nuibo, Augustin [aka. Francisco Nuibo] (t) (74) 1874-1948) Fr. (74) b.
      Marseilles, May 1, 1874; d. 1948: MET: Début Concerts: Nov. 27, 1904,
      1 season, 6 perf. 3 roles, Opera Début: Gounod: [Roméo] Roméo et
      Juliette, Jan. 20, 1905.

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

      MAY DEATH: Perulli, Franco (t) It. (1898-1989) It. b. Lecce, 1896; d.
      May 1989:

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

      BIRTHDAY – COMPOSER
      BOERO: Felipe (com/opera) (1884-1958) Argentinean. b. Buenos Aires,
      May 1, 1884; d. There, Aug. 9, 1958

      OPERA - CONDUCTOR
      Bertini, Gary (con/opera) Moldovian. b. Brichevo, Moldova, May 1,
      1927; Israli of Moldovian birth. Début: Scottish Opera (1957).

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

      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.

      PERFORMANCE
      MILWAUKEE: Florentine Opera: Maria Spacgna (s) [Liù] Turandot (1988).

      NBC OPERA THEATER
      Tales of Hoffmann (1950) w/ George Britton [Lindorf]; David Cunningham
      [Hoffman]; Dorthy Etheridge [Olympia]; Johnny Silver [Luther]; Dorothy
      Warrenskjold [Antonia and Stella].

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

      PREMIER
      BARBIERI: "De Gitafe al paraiso" Madrid (1883).

      TODAY'S QUESTION
      In Wagner's Das Rheingold, what spirit does Erda represent?

      a. Evil.
      b. Earth.
      c. Fire.
      d. Wind.
      e. Wine.

      wlonis
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