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Subject: February 11, 2003
From: "Walter R. Lonis" <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Walter R. Lonis
Date:Tue, 11 Feb 2003 09:11:40 -0500
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FEBRUARY 11, 2003
                              BIRTHDAY – SINGERS
*Sénéchal, Michael (t) Fr. b. Feb. 11, 1927; He was awarded the Premier
Grand Prix at the Condours Internationale de Musique in Geneva.  MET:
Début  Mar. 8, 1982  [Andrès] Tales of Hoffman, 12-seasons (81-82, 85-89,
90-91, 93-98, 99-00) 146-perf. of 13-roles of 10-works.

                        OTHER OPERA - RELATED BIRTHDAYS
Deshevov, Vladimir (com/opera) (1899-??) Russ. b. St. Petersburg, Feb. 11,
1889;  d. ? Opera: “The Red Hurricane” (Leeingrad, 1924); “Ice and Steel”
(Lennengrad, 1930);  "The Hungry Steepe."

Heise, Peter Arnold (com/opera) (1830-1879) Dane. b. Copenhagen, Feb. 11,
1830;  d. Stockkerup, Sep. 12, 1879:  Opera:  “The Pasha’s Daughter”
(1869); “King and Marshal” (1878).

                                    DÉBUT
Paris:  Pol Plançon (bs) Duprat: [Colonna] Pétrarque,  1880.
Met. Andrij Dobriansky (bs) MET: Début Feb. 11, 1970 [Happy] La Fanciulla
del West, 25 seasons (1969-92, 94-96) 905 perf., 56 roles, 45 works.

Met. Raymond Gibbs (b/t) b. Tucson Arizona. Has sung at Fort Worth, San
Diego, and Philadelphia.  MET:  Début: Feb. 11, 1970: [Jim] La Fanciulla
del West, 12 seasons (1969-81) 267 perf., 34 roles, 28 works.

Met. LLoyd Strang, (bs) (1919-1970) U.S Wagner: [Noble] Lohengrin, 1959.

                                   PREMIER
Arne:  Thomas,  "Harlequin Sorcerer"  Covent Garde, 1752.
Boieldieu:  "La Famille suisse"  Paris, 1797.
Cellier:  "The Carp"  London, 1886.
d'Indy:  "Attendez-moi sous l'orme"  Paris, 1882.
Dittersdorf:  "Der Ternengewinnst oder Der gedemütigte Stolz" singspiel,
Oels, 1797.

Donizetti:  "Adelia, o La Figlia dell'arciere"  Rome 1841.
Donizetti:  "La Fille du régiment"  Paris, 1840.
Franchetti:  "Asrael"  Reggio Emilia, 1888.
Gyrowetz: “Der Geburtstag” Vienna, 1828.
Heger: “Lady Hamilton” Nuremberg, 1951.
Herbert:  "The Tattooed Man" Operetta, Baltimore, 1907.
Hérold:  "La Noce de village"  Paris, 1830
Hoddinott:  "Muder, the Magician"  Welsh, TV,  1976.
Jommelli:  "Fetonte"  not extant; Stuttgart, 1753.
Jommelli:  "La clemenza di Tito"  not extant; Stuggart, 1753.
Jommelli:  "La Nitteti"  not extant; Stuttgart, 1759.
Jommelli:  "L'Olimpiade"  Stuttgart, 1761.
Jommelli:  "Pelope"  Stuttgart, 1755; rev. by Silva, Salvatgerra, 1768.
Jommelli: "Vologeso" Ludwigsburg, 1766.
Krenek:  "Jonny Spielt Auf"  Leipzig, 1927.
Menotti: "The Old Maid and the Theif" First stage per., Philadelphia, 1941.
Met. 1st, Puccini:  "Madama Butterfly" with the composer present.

Nicolai: "Il Templario" Turin, 1840; rev., "Der Tempelritter" Vienna, Dec.
20, 1845.

Sacchini:  "Calliroe"  Stuttgart, 1770.
Spontini:  "La finta filosofa" Paris, 1804.
Tchaikovsky:  "Viyevoda"  Moscow, 1869; destroyed by Tchaikovsky;
reconstructed by Pavel Lamm.
Verdi:  "I Lombardi all prima Crociata"  La Scala, 1843; rev. with a
French Libretto, "Jérusalem" Paris Opéra, Nov. 26, 1847.
Wolf-Ferrari: "Il campiello"  Milan, 1936.

"In Bocca al Lupo"

wlonis

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