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Schuyler Garrison Chapin (1923 - 2009)

"Nicki", "Sky"

Schuyler Garrison Chapin was a General Manager of the Metropolitan Opera, and later Commissioner of Cultural Affairs for New York City during the administration of Mayor Rudolph Giuliani. He famously n...

7/18/2009 10/28/2021

11/15/2018 7/4/2021

7/4/2021 7/4/2021

Giuseppe Wolgeschaffen Malfiggiani (1828 - 1893)

"Giuseppe Malfigianni", "Giuseppe Wolgeschaffen-Malfigiani"

In the late 1870s, the impresario of the Zizinia Theatre was the well known Maltese composer, Giuseppe V. W. Malfigianni, who was the first impresario of the Royal Opera House in Valletta inaugurated o...

10/5/2020 6/3/2021

Julius Rudel MP (1921 - 2014)

RUDEL Vienna, Austria, March 6, 1921 –New York City, June 26, 2014 Julius Rudel, New York City Opera's longtime general director, has died. He was 93. Rudel was a conductor who commanded both style and...

11/11/2011 6/3/2021

Birth is in Czech Jewish Registers , Bučovice Births, Image #54 of 82; recorded also in Brno Births Image of #21 of 192.Married Maria Jakobs, born in England; she was 18 and he was 25, on June 15, 1862...

2/15/2011 6/3/2021

Birth appears in Bučovice Births, Image #16 of 192 (; see in MEDIA). The date in the record is "siebenundzwanzigsten September 183 4 ." Strakosch, Max , Theatrical Manager. Ma...

8/4/2012 6/3/2021

Feliciano Strepponi was an Italian composer and conductor. He was born in Lodi and died in Trieste at the age of 38. Amongst his compositions were seven operas which had a modest success in their day. ...

5/9/2009 6/2/2021

James Lawrence Levine MP (1943 - 2021)

Biography== James Lawrence Levine is an American conductor and pianist. He is primarily known for his tenure as Music Director of the Metropolitan Opera, a position he held for 40 years (1976 to 2016)....

8/30/2017 6/2/2021

Bruno Strèhler (1896 - 1924)

8/29/2017 6/2/2021

Antoine Coulon (deceased)

9/13/2017 5/30/2021

Carlo Muzio (deceased)

9/10/2017 5/30/2021

Irma Lahja Rewell (1929 - 2010)

9/14/2008 5/18/2021

Jorma Uotinen MP

Helsinki, Finland

Jorma Leo Kalevi Uotinen is a Finnish dancer, singer and choreographer. As a dancer and choreographer, Uotinen has worked both in many dance groups, both in and outside of Finland, since 1970. He has r...

9/3/2014 5/7/2021

Tauno Pylkkänen (1918 - 1980)

2/28/2017 5/3/2021

Sergei Diaghilev (1872 - 1929)

2/24/2012 12/26/2020

Luigi Barlozzetti (1910 - 1986)

8/11/2013 11/5/2019

Thomas Beecham, 2nd Baronet CH (29 April 1879 – 8 March 1961) was an English conductor and impresario who founded both the London Philharmonic and the Royal Philharmonic orchestras. He was also closely...

2/18/2012 7/4/2019

Walton Grönroos (1939 - 1999)

en finländsk operasångare (baryton) och operachef. Grönroos, som framförde både operamusik och lieder, gav sin första konsert i Wien 1971 och vann Timo Mustakallio-sångtävlingen 1975.Åren 1987–1991 var...

1/20/2016 4/21/2019

Alfons Aleksander Almi (vuoteen 1934 Alm; 20. elokuuta 1904 Helsinki – 22. helmikuuta 1991 Helsinki) oli suomalainen tenori ja oopperanjohtaja. Työskenneltyään aluksi meijerialalla Almi opiskeli vuodes...

5/14/2014 4/21/2019

🔒 Estonia Population Registers, 1918-1944 * 🔒 Avaldused sissesõidulubade saamiseks R; ERA.957.16.819; 1919 * (his portrait photo, 1920s or 1930s)

2/15/2010 4/21/2019

Oiva Sigurd Soini (1893 - 1971)

Oopperalaulaja, oopperanjohtaja ja professoriOiva Soinin esitystuotanto Suomen Äänitearkistossa "Vuosina 1945–1959 Witikka oli naimisissa oopperalaulaja Oiva Soinin tyttären Lilli Soinin kanssa."

4/18/2009 4/21/2019

Jorma Kalervo Hynninen is a Finnish baritone who performs regularly with the world's major opera companies. He has also worked in opera administration.Hynninen was born in Leppävirta, Finland. He studi...

4/19/2019 4/21/2019

Kaarlo Bergbom (1843 - 1906)

"Karl Johan"

Kaarlo Bergbom (Karl Johan, myöh. Kaarlo Juhana) oli suomalainen teatterinjohtaja, suomenkielisen teatterin perustaja ja näytelmäkirjailija. Bergbom perusti Suomalaisen teatterin, jonka nimi muuttui my...

7/10/2011 3/25/2019

Edouard du Puy MP (1770 - 1822)

From the age of 4 he was raised by his uncle, a city musician in Geneva, whose name Edouard later took. WikipediaSvenskt Biografiskt Handlexikon finns en av många biografier om denne utmärkte violinist...

7/11/2010 3/19/2019

Eric Crozier (1914 - 1994)

8/10/2017 3/19/2019

Serge Lifar (1905 - 1986)

12/2/2011 3/18/2019

René Blum (1878 - 1942)

Chorégraphe, Ballets russes de Monte-Carloinscrit sur le Mur des Noms en tant que René BLUM né le 13/03/1878 à PARIS, déporté à Auschwitz par le convoi n° 36 au départ de Drancy le 23/09/1942René Blum,...

12/29/2007 3/18/2019

daughter with Vladimir Dokoudovsky, Ludmila Dokoudovsky, was directress of the St. Louis Ballet Company, along with her husband, Antoni Zalewski. Dokoudovsky, founder of the St. Louis Ballet and the Ba...

10/8/2017 3/18/2019

Cleofonte Campanini MP (1860 - 1919)

Cleofonte Campanini (1 September 1860 – 19 December 1919) was an Italian Conductor. His brother was the tenor Italo Campanini.He was born in Parma, Italy on 1 September 1860. Campanini studied music at...

8/11/2017 3/6/2019

Edoardo Sonzogno MP (1836 - 1920)

Sonzogno (April 21, 1836 – March 14, 1920) was an Italian publisher.A native of Milan, Sonzogno was the son of a businessman who owned a printing plant and bookstore. When he inherited the business upo...

10/13/2017 3/5/2019

Don, 1° Duca Visconti di Modrone (5 marzo 1813-1836), Conte di Lonate Pozzolo, Signore di Corgeno, Consignore di Somma, di Crenna e di Agnadello, Patrizio Milanese , 5° Marchese di Vimodrone (1802-1836...

12/21/2017 2/28/2019

Louis Viardot (1800 - 1883)

Louis Viardot (pronounced [lwi vjaʁ.do]; July 31, 1800 in Dijon, France – May 5, 1883 in Paris, France) was a French writer, art historian, art critic, theatrical figure, and translator. As a translato...

1/25/2013 12/20/2018

Blanche Thebom (1915 - 2010)

Blanche Thebom was an American operatic mezzo-soprano, voice teacher, and opera director. She was part of the first wave of American opera singers that had highly successful international careers. In h...

12/16/2018 12/16/2018

Riccardo Vitale (b. - 1979)

Director of the Rome Opera House from the 1940's to the 1970's. In the profile picture Riccardo Vitale with his daughter Milly.

10/19/2017 12/16/2018

Lionel Mapleson was a violinist and Librarian of the Metropolitan Opera (for 52 years), New York. He created the Mapleson Cylinders .* : Faust Waltz. Recorded live at the Met by Lionel Mapleson

12/11/2018 12/11/2018

Alfred John Mapleson (1836 - 1917)

Professor of music*Librarian for the Convent Garden Opera House*Music secretary and librarian to Queen Victoria

12/11/2018 12/11/2018

Colonel Henry Mapleson MP (1851 - 1927)

Death note * Opera Anecdotes

12/10/2018 12/11/2018

Colonel James Henry Mapleson MP (1830 - 1901)

James Henry Mapleson (Colonel Mapleson) was an English opera impresario, probably the leading figure instrumental in the development of opera production, and of the careers of singers, in London and Ne...

12/10/2018 12/11/2018

Raymond Rôze (1875 - 1920)

Raymond Rôze was an English composer and conductor who was known as the Director of the Royal Opera House Covent Garden.He was the son of the French soprano Marie Rôze and studied in Brussels with Arth...

12/10/2018 12/10/2018

9/10/2017 12/10/2018

Katti Lanner (1829 - 1908)

"Katherina", "Catherina"

Katti Lanner was a Viennese ballet dancer, choreographer, and ballet mistress who found fame in Germany and England, where she staged many productions at the Empire Theatre in London. Lanner is a notab...

9/10/2017 12/10/2018

Max von Schillings war Gegner der Weimarer Republik und erklärter Antisemit. Als Nachfolger Max Liebermanns wurde er 1932 »in einem Akt vorwegnehmender Anpassung« (laut Akademie der Künste 1996) von de...

2/22/2015 12/3/2018

Margaret Webster (1905 - 1972)

Margaret Webster was an American-British theater actress, producer and director. Critic George Jean Nathan described her as "the best director of the plays of Shakespeare that we have".*

11/30/2011 11/28/2018

Sir Jonathan Wolfe Miller MP (1934 - 2019)

Father Emanuel Miller, b. 1892, Spitalfields, London, England, d. 1970 (Age 78 years) Married 1933 Paddington, London, England ToMother Betty Spiro, b. 1910, d. 1965 (Age 55 years) Johnathan was born...

8/14/2014 11/28/2018

Olimpio Lovrić (b. - 1928)

"Lovric", "Lovrich"

Olimpio was the impresario of the Teatro Comunale Giuseppe Verdi, Trieste's Opera House, and one of the finest horn players of his day.

8/29/2017 11/27/2018

Pino Donati MP (1907 - 1975)

Pino Donati was an Italian composer and for many years artistic director of the Chicago Lyric Opera. Donati was born in Verona. From 1936 he was superintendent of the Arena di Verona and then from 1950...

10/26/2017 11/27/2018

Birthdate is found in Geburtstags Merkbuch / Birthday Book of Ernestine Reif Schlesinger, in possession of Janet Lindner, ERS's great-grandaughter. Entry by Ernestine Reif Schlesinger (his aunt) as "He...

4/4/2011 11/16/2018

Birth record is visible in Czech Jewish Registers online, Bučovice Births, Image #30 of 82; Haus #12. Witness was J. Königsgarten.This Moritz (Maurice) Strakosch was the opera impresario,1824-1887 (Par...

8/4/2012 11/16/2018

Robert Strakosch (c.1854 - d.)

An impresario like his father Maurice, Robert Strakosch was the "manager in Paris" for pianist Harold Victor Bauer (28 April 1873 Kingston, England-12 March 1951 Miami, Florida). Bauer's very interesti...

8/26/2012 11/16/2018

Ulisse Brambilla (deceased)


Italian operatic bass and impresarioUlisse, singer. The bassist Ulisse Brambilla first sang on smaller Italian stages before making his way to Spain, where he was engaged at the Opera House in Valencia.*

11/21/2017 11/16/2018

Aleksander Bardini MP (1913 - 1995)

Bardini (17 November 1913 – 30 July 1995) was a Polish-Jewish theatre and opera director, actor, notable professor at the State Theatre School in Warsaw. He appeared in 30 films between 1937 and 1994.

12/10/2016 2/2/2018

Actor.Paul Wiecke oli Saksan kuuluisimpia näyttelijöitä, arvostetuimpia ohjaajia ja teatterinjohtajia ja toimi Dresdenin kuninkaallisen oopperan johtajana. Hän oli sanonut, että ellei Irma Tervani olis...

2/11/2010 2/2/2018

Bjarne Lund (1858 - 1894)

Bjarne Lund was a Norwegian opera singer and opera house director.F. i Norge 1858. Debut, å Nya teat. i Sthlm 80; eng. vid St. teat. i Göteb. 80—81, vid Nva teat. i Sthlm 81—82, hos Fröberg 82; eget op...

9/24/2014 1/28/2018

Carl Johan Jacob Forsell (1868 - 1941)

"John", "John Forsell"

Carl Johan Jacob (John) Forsell , född 6 november 1868 i Stockholm, död 30 maj 1941 i Stockholm, var en svensk operasångare (baryton) och sångpedagog. Han var 1924–1939 chef vid Kungliga Teatern.Forsel...

10/11/2007 1/28/2018

Temistocle Solera MP (1815 - 1878)

Temistocle Solera was an Italian opera composer and librettist. He received his education at the Imperial College in Vienna and at the University of Pavia. Throughout his life he actively participated ...

9/11/2017 1/26/2018

Eugenio Merelli (1825 - 1882)

9/16/2017 1/26/2018

Bartolomeo Merelli (1794 - 1879)

Bartolomeo Merelli was an Italian impresario and librettist, best known as the manager of the La Scala Milan opera house between 1829 and 1850, and for his support for the young Giuseppe Verdi.*

9/16/2017 1/26/2018

Camille du Locle (1832 - 1903)

Camille du Locle was a French theatre manager and a librettist. He was born in Orange, France. From 1862 he served as assistant to his father-in-law, Émile Perrin at the Paris Opéra, moving in 1870 to ...

9/12/2017 1/26/2018

Rudolph Bing MP (1902 - 1997)


Rudolf Bing (January 9, 1902 – September 2, 1997) was an Austrian-born opera impresario who worked in Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States, most notably being General Manager of the Metrop...

7/8/2009 1/24/2018

Frederick Gye (1810 - 1878)

manager of Royal Covent Garden Opera House, patent for electric lights for opera nov 4 1878.*

8/7/2014 1/23/2018

Martti Olavi Talvela MP (1935 - 1989)

Oopperalaulaja, kansakoulunopettaja. Syntymä / Birth / Рождение: Martti Olavi Talvela syntyi Hiitolan Tausjärvellä 04.02.1935. Avioliitto / Marriage / Брак: Martti Talvela avioitui Anna Johanna (Annukk...

11/20/2016 1/22/2018

Emma Carelli MP (1877 - 1928)

Biography===Emma Carelli (12 May 1877 in Naples – 17 August 1928 near Rome) was an Italian operatic soprano who was particularly associated with the dramatic soprano roles of the verisimo repertoire an...

8/23/2017 1/22/2018

Walter Mocchi MP (1871 - 1955)

Walter Mocchi (Turin, 1870 - Rio de Janeiro, 1955) was an Italian theater director and political activist. He was a socialist politician, who became a self-made millionaire, and later impresario.Artill...

8/6/2017 1/22/2018

Eugène Bertrand (1834 - 1899)

ène Bertrand (15 January 1834 – 31 December 1899) was a French comedian, theatre managing director and opera house director.He made his debut in theatre at the Théâtre des Jeunes-Artistes then at the T...

8/17/2017 1/22/2018

Ernest Noël Bertrand (1850 - 1905)

8/17/2017 1/22/2018

Émile-César-Victor Perrin was a French painter, mainly known as a theatre director and impresario. His son-in-law was Camille du Locle.He became director of the Opéra de Paris in December 1862. During ...

9/24/2017 1/21/2018

Oscar Hammerstein, I MP (1848 - 1919)

Oscar Hammerstein I was a businessman, theater impresario and composer in New York City. His passion for opera led him to open several opera houses, and he rekindled opera's popularity in America. He w...

11/3/2009 1/21/2018

Pietro Pacini (deceased)

7/8/2008 1/21/2018

August Everding (1928 - 1999)

August Everding was a German opera director and administrator. At a time when German opera houses were often dominated by "conceptual" directors, Everding was an unashamed traditionalist, which did not...

10/25/2017 1/21/2018

Göran Gentele (1917 - 1972)

Regissör, skådespelare (filmroller 1941-53). Filosofie kanidat 1939, Dramatens elevskola 1941-44, skådespelare Dramaten 1944-46, regissör Dramaten 1946-52, regissör Kungliga teatern från 1952, chef Kun...

8/17/2009 1/20/2018

Wilfred Albert Cotton (1870 - d.)


1/18/2018 1/20/2018

Hugh Jay Didcott (deceased)

1/18/2018 1/20/2018

Giovanni Battista Verger (1796 - aft.1844)

Giovanni Battista Verger (1796 – after 1844) was an Italian operatic tenor and impresario. He particularly excelled in the operas of Gioachino Rossini and Gaetano Donizetti.Born in Rome, Verger studied...

11/21/2017 1/20/2018

Arturo Brambilla (deceased)

He was a longtime director of The Teatro alla Scala, Milan, until 1950's.

11/21/2017 1/20/2018

Aino Ackté (1876 - 1944)


Aino Ackté (originally Achte) was a Finnish soprano. She was the first international star of the Finnish opera scene after Alma Fohström, and a groundbreaker for the domestic field. The young Ackté stu...

6/29/2008 1/20/2018

Angelo Angioletti (1862 - 1909)

"y", "Angiolo", "Angelotti"

Jaume Bachs i Rosés was a Catalan tenor who sang at the Liceu Opera and the best European and American operas using the stage name Angelo Angioletti or Angiolo Angioletti (or Angelotti). Born into a mi...

12/22/2017 1/19/2018

Władysław Floriański (1854 - 1911)

"Florjański", "Floriański", "Floryański", "właściwie", "Florian", "Koman", "Kohmann"

Władysław Florjanski, Floriański, Floryański, actually Florian Koman or Kohmann - Polish singer (tenor) and opera director.*

12/22/2017 1/19/2018

Giovanni Zenatello MP (1876 - 1949)

Giovanni Zenatello è stato un tenore e impresario teatrale italiano. Otello divenne il suo più famoso ruolo d'opera ma cantò un vasto repertorio. Nel 1904, creò la parte di Pinkerton, Madama Butterfly....

6/11/2011 1/19/2018

Nikolai Semyonovich Golovanov (Russian: Никола́й Семёнович Голова́нов, Nikoláy Semyónovich Golovánov) 21 January 1891 – 28 August 1953), PAU, was a Soviet conductor and composer, who was married to the...

1/14/2018 1/19/2018

Celeste Paini (1847 - 1917)

Fu agente teatrale con ufficio presso il Teatro Regio di Parma tra il 1883 e il 1915. Aveva sposato il soprano Leonilda Gabbi. *

1/16/2018 1/19/2018