La Scena Musicale

Wednesday, 30 April 2008

Today's Birthdays in Music: April 30 (Lehár, Homer)

1870 - Franz Lehár, Komárom, Austria-Hungary; composer

Wiki entry
Short bio

Fritz Wunderlich sings "Dein Ist Mein Ganzes Herz" from Lehár's Das Land Des Lächelns (The Land of Smiles)




The Merry Widow, Act I finale (Royal Opera House production, Felicity Lott and Thomas Allen, ROH Chorus and Orchestra under Dietfried Bernet, 1997)





1871 - Louise Homer, Pittsburgh, U.S.A., opera contralto

Bio/pictures

Louise Homer (Amneris) and Enrico Caruso (Radames) in Verdi's Aida


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