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Subject: September 29, 2006
From: Walter Lonis <[log in to unmask]>
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September 29, 2006

                         BIRTHDAY – SINGER
Cuberli, Lella Alice (s) [Tervell] U.S. b. Austin, TX, Sep. 29, 1945; MET:
Début: Nov. 30, 1990 [Semiramide] Semiramide (1990, 93) 8 perf. 1 work. 

Helbig, Hedwig (s) (1869-1951) Eng. (81) b. Plauen, Saxony, Sep. 29, 1869;
d. Aug. 27, 1951:  

Nieminen, Tuula (ms) b. Sep. 29, 1949;

Scarabelli, Adelina (s) It. b. Milan, Sep. 29, 1953;

Traxel, Josef (t) (1916-1975) Ger. (59) b. Mainz, sep. 29, 1916; d.
Stuttgart, Oct. 8, 1975: 
                         OPERA - COMPOSER
ESPOSITO: Michele (1855-1929) It. (74) b. Castellammare di Stabia, c.
Naples, Sep. 29, 1855; d. Firenze, Nov. 23, 1929: OPERA: (1902) London: “The
Post-bag” 
                          OPERA - CONDUCTOR
Neumann, Václav (opera/con/com) (1920-1995) Czech. (74) b. Sep. 29, 1920; d.
Sep. 2, 1995:  MET: Sep. 24, 1985, Jenufa (1985-86) 10 perf. 1 work. OPERA:
(1915) Naples: “La piccola irredenta”

                             PERFORMANCE
(1899) PUEBLO, CO: Pueblo Grand Opera House: Lambardi Italian Grand Opera
Co., Bizet: Carmen.
                                DÉBUT
BRUSSELS: (1882) Emma Calvé (s) (1858-1942) Fr. [Marguerite] Faust.

                               PREMIER
BUSH: (1970) Berlin: “Joe Hill; the Man who Never Died” 

                    ANSWER TO YESTERDAY’S QUESTION
OPERA: “Het blinde meisje van Castel Cuillé: What caused Marguerite’s
blindness? 

a. She was bitten by a mad dog.
b. She was blind from birth.
c. Her brother poked her eyes out.
d. While sharpening a knife the sparks from the grinding wheel blinded her.
e. Small-pox.
f. None of the above.
 
ANSWER: e. Small-pox.

wlonis

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