Today in Baritone History

Birthdays in Music

  • 1854-04-10 Jozef M T Orelio, baritone
  • 1888-08-06 Heinrich Schlusnus, German baritone (d. 1952)
  • 1889-09-28 D P "Dad" Carter, baritone (Chuck Wagon Gang)
  • 1890-03-20 Lauritz Melchior, Copenhagen Denmark, baritone tenor (National Symphony)
  • 1892-05-31 Willem Ravelli, baritone singer
  • 1896-11-16 Lawrence Tibbett, baritone (Metropolitan 1923-50), born in Bakersfield, California
  • 1898-01-13 Carlo Tagliabue, Italian baritone (d. 1978)
  • 1899-01-12 Pierre Bernac, French baritone (d. 1979)
  • 1901-06-29 Nelson Eddy, baritone (Duets with Jeanette MacDonald), born in Providence, Rhode Island
  • 1903-02-22 Robert Weede, American baritone (d. 1972)
  • 1909-01-19 Hans Hotter, German bass-baritone (d. 2003)
  • 1910-06-24 Denis Dowling, baritone
  • 1911-04-21 Leonard Warren, American baritone (Met-1939-60) who died on stage, born in NYC, New York (d. 1960)
  • 1912-08-31 Ramon Vinay, operatic tenor/baritone
  • 1913-10-24 Tito Gobbi, Italian baritone, born in Bassano del Grappa (d. 1984)
  • 1916-10-13 David Hollestelle, Dutch baritone (Great-Broadcast chorus)
  • 1917-06-04 Robert Merrill, American baritone (NY Metropolitan Opera), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1918-12-08 Gérard Souzay, French baritone (d. 2004)
  • 1920-05-30 George London, bass-baritone (Monterone-Rigoleto), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 1985)
  • 1923-11-06 Renato Capecchi, Italian violinist/baritone
  • 1925-01-14 Louis Quilico, Canadian baritone (d. 2000)
  • 1925-05-20 Chester Ludgin, American baritone (d. 2003)
  • 1925-05-28 Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Zehlendorf Germany, baritone (Doktor Faust), (d. 2012)
  • 1927-02-26 Donald Gramm, bass-baritone, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1927-03-06 Norman Treigle, bass-baritone, born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1928-08-29 Thomas Stewart, San Saba Texas, baritone (La Roche Capriccio)
  • 1929-01-10 Derek Hammond-Stroud, English operatic baritone
  • 1929-07-11 Hermann Prey, German baritone (d. 1998)
  • 1930-04-08 John Reardon, American baritone (Falke-Die Fledermaus), born in NYC, New York
  • 1931-08-28 John Shirley-Quirk, baritone (Death in Venice), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1933-03-23 Norman Bailey, British bass-baritone (Flying Dutchman)
  • 1934-10-22 Donald McIntyre, Bass-Baritone (Wotan-Das Rheingold), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • 1935-01-10 Sherrill Milnes, Hinsdale Illinois, baritone
  • 1935-05-13 Dominic Cossa, American baritone
  • 1936-01-13 Renato Bruson, Italian operatic baritone
  • 1936-06-06 Levi Stubbs, American baritone singer (4 Tops-Same Old Song)
  • 1936-06-20 Billy Guy, Attasca Tx, rock baritone (Coasters-Young Blood)
  • 1937-01-12 Vicente Sardinero, Spanish baritone (d. 2002)
  • 1937-03-24 Benjamin Luxon, Redruth England, baritone (Owen Wingrave)
  • 1938-03-02 Simon Estes, Centerville Iowa, bass/baritone (Wonton, Don Carlos)
  • 1940-08-25 Jose Van Dam, bass-baritone (Francois d'Assisif), born in Brussels, Belgium
  • 1942-11-26 Michael Devlin, American bass-baritone
  • 1945-03-22 Alan Opie, baritone (Boughton Bethlehem, Britten 5 Canticles)
  • 1955-04-29 Gino Quilico, Canadian baritone
  • 1955-06-28 Thomas Hampson, American baritone
  • 1956-04-30 Jorge Chaminé, Portuguese baritone
  • 1962-10-16 Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Russian baritone
  • 1965-11-09 Bryn Terfel, Welsh baritone
  • 1968-10-13 Carlos Marin, Spanish baritone (Il Divo)

Weddings in Music


HeartWedding of Interest

1952-08-31 Soprano singer Leontyne Mary Violet Price (25) weds concert bass-baritone singer William Warfield (32)

Opera Soprano Leontyne Price
Opera Soprano
Leontyne Price
  • 1999-06-05 Baritone belter Frankie Laine (86) weds retired real estate agent Marcia Kline (61) near San Diego

Deaths in Music

  • 1952-06-19 Heinrich Schlusnus, German baritone (b. 1888)
  • 1960-03-04 Leonard Warren, American baritone (Met-1939-60), dies on stage at 48
  • 1960-07-15 Lawrence Mervil Tibbett, baritone, dies after surgery at 63
  • 1967-03-06 Nelson Eddy, US baritone/actor (Phantom of the Opera), dies at 65
  • 1972-07-09 Robert Weede, American baritone (b. 1903)
  • 1973-03-18 Lauritz L H Melchior, Danish baritone/actor (Luxury Liner), dies at 82
  • 1975-02-16 Norman Treigle, American bass-baritone (b. 1927)
  • 1984-03-05 Tito Gobbi, Italian baritone (Scarpia in Tosca), dies at 70
  • 1985-03-24 George London, Canadian bass-baritone (Monterone-Rigoleto), dies at 64
  • 1996-01-04 Ramon Vinay, operatic tenor/baritone, dies at 83
  • 1996-01-20 Gerald Joseph Mulligan, baritone saxophonist/composer, dies at 68
  • 1996-09-23 Denis Dowling, baritone, dies at 86
  • 1998-07-22 Hermann Prey, German bass-baritone (b. 1929)
  • 2000-07-15 Louis Quilico, Canadian baritone (b. 1925)
  • 2000-10-27 Walter Berry, Austrian bass-baritone (b. 1929)
  • 2002-02-09 Vicente Sardinero, Spanish baritone (b. 1937)
  • 2003-08-09 Chester Ludgin, American baritone (b. 1925)
  • 2003-12-06 Hans Hotter, German bass-baritone (b. 1909)
  • 2004-08-17 Gérard Souzay, French baritone (b. 1918)
  • 2004-10-23 Robert Merrill, American baritone (b. 1919)
  • 2008-10-17 Levi Stubbs, American baritone singer (Four Tops), dies at 72
  • 2012-05-18 Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, German baritone, dies at 86