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Bizet's Carmen | English National Opera




20 Jan 2006

On This Day: 20 January

BIRTHS Ottavio Rinuccini Italian librettist. (1562) Francesco Bartolomeo Conti Italian composer. (1681) Buono Giuseppe Chiodi Italian composer. (1728) Giovanni Domenico Perotti Italian composer. (1761) Sebastián Iradier Spanish composer. (1809) Ernest Chausson French composer. (1855) Rudolf Bernauer Austrian librettist. (1880) Gabriele Santini Italian conductor. (1886) Eva Jessye American choral conductor. (1895) Wilfred Conwell Bain American administrator. (1908) Ennio Porrino Italian composer. (1910) Teodor Bratu Romanian composer. (1922) Valdo Sciammarella Argentine composer. (1924) Antonio de Almeida French conductor. (1928) André Jobin Canadian tenor. (1933) Ugo Benelli Italian tenor. (1935) Sándor Balassa Hungarian composer. (1935) Jean-Louis Martinoty French producer and administrator. (1946)

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