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Operatic and Other Musical Composers

Source: Biographical Records The following list of composers of opera, oratorio and other music, with the year of birth and death is compiled in large part from "Opera Plots," published in 1927 by the New York Public Library. Adam, Adolphe C (1803-1856) Goldbeck, Robert (1839-1908) Nessler, Victor E. (1841-1890) Alary, Giulio (1814-1891)

Goldmark, Karl (1830-1915) Nesvers, Josef (1842-1914). Albeniz, Isaac (1860-1909)

Gomez, Antonio C. (1839-1896) Nicolai, Otto (1810-1849) Arditi, Luigi (1822-1903)

Gottschalk, L. M. (1829-1869) Niedermeyer, Louis (1802-1861) Arne, Dr. Thos. A. (1710-1778) Gounod, Charles F. (1818-1893) Nikisch, Arthur (1855-1922) Arnold, Dr. Sam'l (1740-1802) Gregoir, Edouard (1822-1893) Offenbach, Jacques (1819-1880) Attwood, Thomas (1765-1838) Grieg, Edw. H. (1843-1907)

Onslow, George (1784-1853) Auber, Dan'l F. E. (1782-1871) Giraud, Ernest (1837-1892)

Orefice, Giacomo (1865-1922) Audran, Edmond (1842-1901) Guilmant, A. F. (1837-1911) Ortolan, Eugene (1824-1891) Bach, Johann S. (1685-1750) Halevy, Jacques F.P. (1799-1862) Ouseley, Sir F. A. (1825-1889) Balfe, Michael W. (1808-1870) Hallstrom, Ivar (1826-1901)

Pabst, August (1811-1885) Barbieri, Carlo E. (1822-1867) Handel, George F. (1685-1759) Pacini, Giovanni (1796-1867) Barker, James N. (1784-1858) Hartmann, Johann P. (1805-1900) Paine, John K. (1839-1906) Bayer, Josef (1852-1913)

Haydn, Franz J. (1732-1809) Palestrina, Giacomo (1526-1594) Bazin, Francois E. J. (1816-1878) Haydn, Johann M. (1737-1806) Paris, Claude J. (1801-1866) Beer, Max J. (1851-1908)

Haydn, Joseph (1732-1809) Parker, Horatio W. (1863-1920) Beethoven, Ludwig (1770-1827) Hentschel, Theodor (1830-1892) Pergolesi, Giovanni B. (1710-1736) Bellini, Vincenzo (1801-1835) Herbert, Victor (1859-1924)

Peri, Jacopo (1561-1630) Benedict, Sir Julius (1804-1885) Herold, Louis J. F. (1791-1833) Persiani, Guiseppe (1804-1869) Benoist, Francois (1794-1878) Herve (Flor. Ronger) (1825-1892) Philidor, Francois A. (1726-1795) Benoit, Pierre L. L. (1834-1901) Hewitt, James (1770-1827)

Piccini, Niccolo (1728-1800) Berlioz, Hector (1803-1869)

Hiller, Ferdinand (1811-1885) Pinsuti, Ciro (1829-1188) Bignami, Enrico (1836-1894) Hiller, Johann A. (1728-1804) Planquette, Robert (1850-1902) Binder, Karl (1816-1860)

Hoffmann, Ernst T. (1776-1822) Pleyel, I. J. (1757-1831) Bishop, Sir Henry R. (1786-1855) Hofman, Heinrich K. (1842-1902) Ponchielli, Amilcare (1834-1886) Bizet, Georges (1838-1875) Huber, Hans (1852-1921)

Poniatowski, Joseph M. (1816-73) Boccherini, Luigi (1743-1805) Huber, Joseph (1837-1886)

Pougin, Arthur (1834-1921) Boieldieu, Francois A. (1775-1834) Humperdinck, Engelb. (1854-1921) Pratt, Silas G. (1846-1916) Boito, Arrigo (1842-1918)

Ivanott, Nicholas (1809-1880) Prevost, Eugene P. (1809-1872) Bordese, Luigi (1815-1866) Ivry, Richard (1829-1903)

Puccini, Giacomo (1858-1924) Borodin, Alexander P. (1834-1887) Jarno, Georg (1868-1920)

Purcell, Henry (1658-1695)
Bottesini, Giovanni (1821-1889)
Jonas, Emile (1827-1905)

Reber, Napoleon H. (1807-1880) Boulanger, Ernest H. (1815-1850) Joincieres, Felix L. V. (1839-1903) Rebikoti, Vladimir I. (1866-1920) Braga, Gaetano (1829-1907) Kashperov, Vladimir (1827-1894) Rehbaum, Theobald (1835-1918) Brahms, Johann (1833-1897) Kiel, Friedrich (1821-1885)

Reinecke, Karl (1824-1910) Breval, Jean B. (1756-1825) Kistler, Cyrill (1848-1907)

Reinhardt, Heinrich (1865-1922) Bristow. George F. (1825-1898) Klein, Bruno O. (1858-1911) Remy, W. A. W. M. (1831-1898) Buck, Dudley (1839-1909)

Kovarovic, Karel (1862-1920) Reyer, Louis E. E. R. (1823-1909) Burginuller, Friedrich (1806-1874) Kowalski, Henri (1841-1916) Ricci, Federigo (1809-1877) Busoni,

Ferruccio B. (1866-1924) Kretschmer, Edmund (1830-1908) Rimsky-Korsakor, N. (1844-1908) Catalini, Alfredo (1854-1893) Kreutzer, Konradin (1790-1849) Ritter, Alexander (1833-1896) Cellier, Alfred (1844-1891)

Kreutzer, Rodolphe (1766-1831) Rossini, Gioacchino A.(1792-1868) Cherubini, Maria L. (1760-1842) Krug, Friedrich (1812-1892) Rousseau, Jean J. (1712-1778) Chopin, Frederic F. (1810-1849) Kuffcrath, Maurice (1852-1919) Rubenstein, Anton G. (1830-1894) Clementi, Muzio (1752-1832) Kulenkampfi, Gustav(1849-1921) Saint-Remy (Duc de M.) (1811-65) Cohen, Jules (1830-1901)

Lachner, Franz (1803-1890) Saint Saens, Chas, C. (1835-1921) Coleridge-Taylor, S. (1875-1912) Lachner, Ignaz (1807-1895)

Saloman, Siegfried (1816-1899) Conradi, August (1821-1873) Lacombe, Louis B. (1818-1884) Salomon, Hector (1833-1906) Cornelius, Peter (1824-1874) Lacombe, Paul J. J. (1838-1920) Samara, Spiro (1861-1917) Cortesi, Francesco (1826-1904) Lalo, Edouard v. A. (1823-1892) Satie, Erik (1866-1925) Costa, Sir Michael A. (1808-1884) Langer, Ferdinand (1839-1905) Scharwenka, FranzX. (1850-1924) Cui, Cesar A. (1835-1918)

Langert, Johann A.A. (1836-1920) Schubert, Franz P. (1797-1828) Dargomyschski, Alex. (1813-1869) Lassen, Edouard (1830-1904) Schulz, August (1837-1909) David, Felicien c. (1810-1876) Lasso, Orlando (1532-1594) Schulz-Beuthen, Hein (1838-1915) Debussy, Claude A. (1862-1918) Lazarus, Gustav (1861-1920) Schumann, Robert (1810-1856) Dekoven, Reginald (1861-1920) Lecoca, Alexandre C. (1832-1918)

Serpette, Gaston (1846-1904) Delahye, Leon J., Jr. (1844-1896) Lefebvre, Charles E. (1843-1917) Severac, Deodat de (1873-1921) Dellbes, Leo (1836-1891)

Lenepveu, Charles F. (1840-1910) Seyfried, Ignaz x. (1776-1841) Dellinger, Rudolf (1857-1910) Leoncavallo, Ruggiero (1858-1919) Sgambati, Glac. (1843-1914) Diaz, Eugenio (1837-1901)

Leroux, Xavier H. N. (1863-1919) Siboni, Erik A. W. (1828-1892) Dibdin, Charles (1745-1814) Leslie, Henry D. (1822-1896) Smetana, Friedrich (1824-1894) Dietrich, Albert H. (1829-1908) Leschetízky, T. (1830-1915). Solomon, Edward (1853-1895) Donizetti, Gaetano (1797-1848) Lesuer, Jean F. (1760-1837) Doppler, Adolf (1850-1906) Leveridge, Richard (1670-1758)

Sommer, Hans (1837-1922)

Spinelli, Niccola (1865-1909) Dorn, Heinrich, L.E. (1804-1892) Lindner, Eugen (1858-1915) Spohr, Ludwig (1784-1859) Dubois, Francois C.T. (1837-1924) Lishin, Grigory A. (1854-1888) Spontini, Gasparo L. (1774-1851) Dufresne, Alfred (1822-1863) Liszt, Franz (1811-1886)

Stephan, Rudl (1887-1915) kas, Paul (1865-1935) Litolit, Henry C. (1818-1891)

Stradella, Alessandro (1645-1681) Duprez, Gilbert L. (1806-1896) Loder, Edward J. (1813-1865)

Strauss, Johann, Sr. (1804-1849) Dvorak, Antonin (1841-1904) Luders, Gustav C. (1865-1913)

Strauss, Johann, Jr. (1825-1899) Edwards, Julian (1855-1910) MacDowell, Edw A. (1861-1908)

Sullivan, Sir Arthurs. (1842-1900) Erlanger, Camille (1863-1919) Macfarren, Sir George (1813-1887) Suppe, Franz von (1820-1895) Faure, Gabriel V. (1845-1924) Machado, Augusto (1845-1924)

Tausig, Karl (1841-1871) Favart, Charles S. (1710-1792) Mahler. Gustav (1860-1911) Thomas, Arthur G. (1851-1892) Flotow Friedrich von (1812-1883) Mancinelli, Luigi (1848-1921) Thome, Francis (1850-1909) Foerster, Alban (1849-1916) Mangold, Karl L. A. (1813-1889)

Thalberg, S. (1812-1871) Forster, Joseph (1845-1917) Marchetti, Filippo (1831-1907) Thomas, Chas. L. A. (1811-1896) Franck, Cesar A. (1822-1890) Maretzek, Max (1821-1897) Thuille, Ludwig (1861-1907) Gabrielli, Nicolo (1814-1891) Marianni, Angelo (1822-1873) Torchi, Luigi (1853-1920) Gade, Axel W. (1860-1921) Marty, Georges E. (1860-1908)

Tschaikowsky, Peter I.(1840-1893) Galli, Amintore (1845-1919) Mascheroni, Edoardo (1859-1941)

Ischirch, Friedrich W. (1818-92) Gandini, Alessandro (1807-1871) Masse, Victor F. M. (1822-1884)

Van Der Eeden, Jean (1842-1917) Gautier, Jean F. E. (1822-1878) Massenet, Jules E. F. (1842-1912) Verdi, Giuseppe (1813-1901) Gay, John (1685-1732) Mathieu, Emile (1844-1883)

Vogel, Charles L. A. (1808-1892) Geister, Paul (1856-1919) Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (1809-47)

Volkmann, Robert (1815-1883) Genee, Franz F. R. (1823-1895) Mercadante, Guiseppe (1795-1870)

Wagner, Richard (1813-1883) Gershwin, George (1898-1937) Mermet, Auguste (1810-1889) Gervais, Charles

Wallace, William V. (1813-1865) 671-1744) Meyerbeer, Glacomo 1791-1864)

Weber, Karl M.F.E. (1786-1826) Giacomelli, Geminiano(1686-1743) Milloecker, Karl (1842-1899) Girard, Narcisse (1797-1860) Moscheles, I. (1794-1870)

Weitzmann, Karl F. (1808-1880) Gleason, Frederick G. (1848-1903) Moszkowski, Moritz (1854-1925)

Winter, Peter von (1754-1825) Glinka, Michael I. (1803-1857) Moussorgsky, Modeste (1839-81)

Wolf, Hugo (1860-1903) Glover, John W. (1815-1900) Mozart, Wolfgang A. (1756-1791)

Woodworth, Samuel (1785-1842) Gluck, Christoph W. (1714-1787) Muehldorfer, w. K. (1836-1919) Zeller, Karl (1842-1898) Godard. Benjamin L. (1849-1895) Mueller, Peter (1791-1877)

Zichy. Count Geza (1849-1919) Godowsky, Leopold (1870-1939) Mueller, Wenzel (1767-1835) Zingarelli, Nicola A. (1752-1837)

Chief Operas of Noted Composers

Source: Biographical Records Abduction from the Harem (Mozart); Africaine. I watha (Coleridge-Taylor); H. M. 8. Pinafore L' (Meyerbeer); Aida (Verdi); All-Baba (Cheru: 1 (Sullivan); Huguenots, The (Meyerbeer); Iolanthe bini); Amico Fritz, L (Mascagni); Ascanio (Saint Sullivan Tschaikowsky); Irene (Gounod); Iris Saens); Andrea Chenier (Giordano); Anna Bolena (Mascagni): Isabeau (Mascagni); Ivan the Ter(Donizetti).

rible (Rimsky-Korsakofi); Ivanhoe (Sullivan); Arlane et Barbe-Bleue (Massenet); Arlesienne, Jean de Nievelle (Delibes); Jerusalem (Verdi). L' (Bizet); Armida (Rossini): Armide (Gluck); Jewels of the Madonna (Wolf-Ferrari); Jewess, Aschenbrodel (Woll-Ferrari); Attila (Verdl). The (La Juive) (Halevy); Joseph in Egypt (Me

Aveugles (Offenbach); Bacchus (Massenet): hul); Judith (Lefebvre): 'Juggler of Notre Dame Bagatelle (Ofenbach); Ballo in Maschera, Un (Massenet); King Arthur (Albeniz; Boughton: (Verdi).

Purcell); King of Lahore (Massenet); King's Barbares, Les (Saint Saens); Barbe-Bleue (01- Henchman (Taylor); Kiss, The (Smetana); fenbach); Barber of Seville (Rossini); Baron des Koenig Manfred (Reinecke): Koenigskinder. Die Tziganes, Le (J. Strauss); Bartered Bride (Smeta- (Humperdinck); Kostchei the Deathless (Rimskyna); Bat, The (Fledermaus) (J. Strauss); Battaglia Korsakoff): Kreuzritter in Aegypten, Der (Meyerdi Legnano, La (Verdi).

beer);

Lakme (Delibes); Lalla Rookh (David; Spon. Beatrice di Tenda (Bellini); Beggar Student tini; Rubenstein). (Millocker); Beggars Opera (Gay and Pepusch): Leila (Bizet); Liebesmahl der Apostel (Wagner); Belisario (Donizetti): Billee Taylor (Solomon): Liebesverbot, Das (Wagner); Linda di Chamounix Black Hussar (Mlllocker); Boccaccio (Suppe): (Donizetti); Lionello (Verdi); Lodolska (CheruBoheme, La (Leoncavallo; Puccini); Bohemian bint; Kreutzer). Girl (Balte).

Lodoletta (Mascagni); Lohengrin (Wagner); Boris Godounov (Moussorgsky) Bride of Lam- Lombardi, 1 (Verdi). Louise (Charpentier): Love mermoor (Donizetti);

Bride of the Czar (Rimsky, of Three Kings (Montemezzi): Lucia de LammerKorsakofi);

Cagliostro (J. Strauss); Caliph of moor (Donizetti); Lucrezia Borgia (Donizetti). Bagdad (Boieldieu); Campanello, Il' (Donizetti); Luisa Miller (Verdi); Lustige Witwe (Merry Canterbury Pilgrims (De Koven, Staniord): Car- Widow). (Lehar): Macbeth (Taulbert; Verdi), Mme. men (Bizet).

l'Archiduc (Ofenbach); Madame Butterfly (PucCavalleria Rusticana (Mascagni); Cesare Borgia cini); Mme. Chrysantheme (Messager); Mme. (Leoncavallo); Charmeuse, La (Tschaikowsky): Favart (Offenbach); Mme. Sans-Gene (Giordano);

pin (Massenet); Chimes Normandy (Plan- Mme. Sherry (Felix). quette); cld, Le (Massenet); Cigale, La (Audran): Mlle. Fin' (cui); Mage, Le (Massenet); Magic Cinderella (Massenet).

Flute (Mozart); Magicienne, La (Halevy): Maia Cinq-Mars (Gounod); Clara di Pert (Verdi): (Leoncavallo), Maid Marian (De Koven) Maid of Cleopatra's Night (Hadley); Cleopatra (Massenet): Milan (Payne); Maid of Orleans (Tschalkowsky); Columbe, La (Gounod).

Maid of Pskof (Rimsky-Korsakot); Mala Vita Count of Luxembourg (Lehar); Compte Ory, Le (Giordano). (Rossini); Contes di'Hoffmann (Tales of Hoff- Malbruck (Leoncavallo); Maledizione (Verdi); mann), (Offenbach); Coppelia (Delibes); Coq D'or, Malinche (Fanciulli); Mameli (Leoncavallo); M'lle Le (Golden Cockerel) (Rimsky-Korsakofi); Corsair Nitouche (Herve); Manon (Massenet); Manon The Verdi); Cosi Fan Tutte (Mozart); Cox and Lescaut (Auber; Puccini); Manru (Paderewski); Box (Sullivan); Creole, La (Offenbach); Crepuscu- Maometto Secondo (Rossini); Mari à la Port, un lum (Leoncavallo).

(Offenbach). Cristoforo Colombo (Franchetti) Cyrano de Ber- Maria Padilla (Donizetti); Maria Sturda (Donigerac (Damrosch; Herbert); Czar and Carpenter zetti); Marriage of Figaro (Mozart); Marie-Magda(Lortzing); Dame Blanche (Boleldieu); Damnation lene (Massenet): Martha (Flotow); Martiri, I of Faust (Berlioz); Danse Macabre (Saint Saens); (Donizetti). Daoma (Cadman); Daughter of the Forest (Nevin). Masaniello (Auber; Carafa); Mascotte, La (Au

Daughter of the Regiment (Donizetti): Diluvio dran); Masked Ball (Verdi); Masnadieri, i (Verdi); universale (Donizetti); Dinorah (Meyerbeer); Doc Mastersingers of Nuremberg (Wagner); 'Maltrosen tor Ox (Offenbach); Doctor Faustus (Busoni); Die (Flotow); Medea (Cherubini); Medici, i Dollarprinzessin, Die (Fall).

(Leoncavallo); Medusa (Tschaikowsky); Mefistofele Domino Noir, Le (Auber); Don Carlos (Verdi); (Boito). Don Cesar de 'Bazan (Massanet); Don Giovanni Merchant of Venice (Beecham; Pinsuti); Merry (Mozart); Don Juan (Gluck); Don Pasquale (Don. War (J. Strauss); Merry Wives of Windsor (Nicoizetti); Don Proconio (Bizet); Don Quixote (De lal); Mignon (Thomas); Mikado, The (Sunivan); Koven, Massenet, Offenbach); Don Sebastiano Mirelle (Mirella) (Gounod); Miser Knight. The (Donizetti).

(Rachmaninoff). Donna Juanita (Suppe); Donna del Lago (Ros- Miss Helyett (Audran); Modell, Das (Suppe); sin); Duke of Alba (Donizetti); Duchess of Guise Modest Suzanne (Gilbert; Winterfeld); Mohicans, (Flotow): Due Foscari, I (Verdi); Edgar (Puccini); Les (Adam); Monna Vanna (Fevrier); Monsieur Edipo Re (Leoncavallo); Èdouardo e Cristina (Ros- Beaucaire (Messager); Moses in Egypt' (Rossini); sini); Egmont (Beethoven).

Moses (Rubenstein). El Capitan (Sousa): Elektra (R. Strauss); Elijah Muletier, Le (Herold); Nabab, Le (Halevy): (Mendelssohn); Elisa (Cherubini); Elizabeth, Nabucco (Verdi); Night in Venice (J. Strauss) Queen (Rossini); Elisir d'Amore, L' (Donizetti): Namico San (Franchetti); Nanon (Genee); Nar: Elixir of Love (Sullivan); Enfant Prodigue, L'cissa (Moore), Natoma (Herbert); Navarraise, La (Auber; Debussy); Erinnyes, Les (Massenet); (Massenet); Nero (Handel-Rubenstein). Ermine (Jakobowski).

Noces d'Olivette, Les (Audran); Noe (Halevy and Ermani (Verdi); Esclarmonde (Massenet); Etoile Bizet); Norma (Bellini), Night in May, A (Rimskydu Nord, L (Meyerbeer); Eugen Onegin (Tschai- Korsakoff); Oberon (Weber); Olympic (Spontini); kowsky) Euryanthe (Weber); Eva (Lehar): Eve Orfeo et Euridice (Gluck) (Massenet); Fairies, The (Wagner); Falstaff Othello (Rossini; Verdi); Pagliacci, 1 (Leon(Adam; Balfe; Verdi).

cavallo); Penurge (Massenet); Paradise of Ma. Fatinitza (suppe); Paust (Bertin; Gounod; Peel- homet (Planquette); Parisini (Donizetti; Mascagni); laert; Spohr, Zoellner); Favorita, La (Donizetti); Parsifal (Wagner); Patience (Sullivan); Paul Fedora Giordano); Feldprediger, 'Der Millocker): Jones (Planquette); Paul and Virginia (Lesueur: Fencing Master (De Koven); Fiancee du Tzar, LA Masse). (Rimsky-Korsakoff); Fidelio (Beethoven).

Pearl Fishers (Bizet); Pelleas et Melisande (DeFigaros Hochzeit Mozart); Fille de M'me Angot, bussy); Peri, The (Burgmuller; Dukas): Perichole. La (Lecocg); Fille du Regiment. La (Donizetti); La (Ofenbach); Petit Duc, Le (Lecocq). Fledermaus, Die (J. Strauss); Filegende Hollander, Piccolo Marat, I1 (Mascagni) Pinatore (SulliDer (Plying Dutchman) (Wagner): Forza del van); Pique Dame (Halevy:

Tschaikowsky); Pirate, Destino (Verdi); Forced Marriage (Humperdinck): The (Bellini); Pirates of Penzance (Sullivan); Prancesca da Rimini (Rachmaninoff).

Poet and Peasant (von Suppe); Poliuto, Il (DoniFreischutz (Weber); Furioso, 11 (Donizetti): zetti). Gaudeamus (Humperdinck); Gazza Ladra, La Potemkin's Feast (Ivanon); Preciosa (Weber) (Rossini)

Prince Igor (Borodin): Prince of Pilsen (Luders): Gianno Schicchi (Puccini); Gioconda, La (Pon- Princess Ida (Sullivan); Princess of Trebizond (or: chielli); Giovanna d'Arco (Verdi): Giovanna di tenbach); Prophet, The (Meyerbeer); Puppe. Die Guzman (Verdi); Girl of the Golden West (Puc- (Audran). cini); Gypsy Baron (J. Strauss).

Puritani, I (Bellini); Queen of Sheba (Goldmark; Girofle-Girofla (Lecoq); Girolamo Savonarola Gounod); Rantzau, Die (Mascagni), Raymond (Leoncavallo): Griselda (Verdi); Gismonda (Fey-(Thomas); Regina di Golconda, La (Donizetti); rier); Gotterdaemmerung (Wagner); Gondoliers Reginetta della Rose (Leoncavallo); Rheingold, (Sullivan): Griselidis (Massenet); Haddon Hall Das (Wagner). Sullivan); Haensel und Gretel (Humperdinck). Rienzi (Wagner); Rigoletto (Verdi); Rinaldo

Hamlet (Thomas); Helene (Saint Saens); Henry (Gluck; Handel); Rip Van Winkle (Bristow; De VIII (Saint Saens); Herodiado (Massenet): Hla- ' Koven; Leoni); Rita (Donizetti); Rob Roy (De Koven; Flotow); Robert Bruce (Rossini): Robert Sylvia (Delibes): Tabarro, Il (Puccini): Taglioni le Diable (Meyerbeer); Roberto Devereux (Doni- (Meyer-Helmund), Tales of Hoffmann (Offenbach). zetti); Robin Hood (De Koven; Dietrich).

Tancredi (Rossini): Tannhauser (Wagner); Tem. Robinson Crusoe (Floravante; Offenbach); Roi pest, The Scott-Gatty: Thomas); Tenation, La d'Ys, Le (Lalo); Roi s'amuse (Delibes); Roland (Halevy); Thais (Massenet); Therese (Massen':t): (Leoncavallo); Roma (Massenet); Romeo and Thespis (Sullivan): Tosca (Puccini). Juliet (Bellini; Benda; Delius); Rondine, La Tote Stadt, Der (Korngold): Traviata, La (Ver. (Puccini); Rose of Castile (Balfe); Rosen Kavalier, di); Trial by Jury. (Sullivan); Trilby_(Youras. Der (R. Strauss): Ruddigore (Sullivan).

sovsky); Tristan and Isolde (Wagner), Trovatore, Ruins of Athens (Beethoven); Ruth (Ippolitov-Il (Cortese; Verdi); Troyens, Les (Berlioz). Ivanov); Ruy Blas (Marchetti); Sadko (Rimsky- Trumpeter of Sakkingen (Nessler); Tsar's Bride, Korsakoff); Sapho (Gounod; Massenet; Puccini): The (Rimsky-Korsakoff): Turandot (Puccini) St. Elizabeth (Liszt); Salome (R. Strauss); Sam- Twilight (Nevin); Two Gentlemen of Verona son and Delilah (s nt ns)

(Bishop); Tzigane, La (J. Strauss); Uncle Tom's Scarlet Letter (Damrosch); Scheherazade (Rim- Cabin (Florio): Utopia, Limited (Sullivan); Vagasky-Korsakoff; Sekles); Schmuck der Madonna bond and Princess (Poldini). (Wolf-Ferrari); Secret, The (Auber; Smetana): Vakouls the Smith (Tschaikowsky); Vespri SiciSecret de Suzanne (Wolf-Ferrari): Semiramide liani, I (Verdl); Vestale, La (Mercadante; Spontini; (Rossini).

Vigano): Vie Parisienne, La (Offenbach); vuli, Le Seraglio, Il (Mozart); Seraphina, La (Flotow); Violanta (Korngold). Servilia (Rimsky-Korsakoff); Shepherd King (Mo- Walkuere, Die (Wagner); Water Carrier, The zart); Siege of Corinth (Rossini): Siegfried (Cherubint); Werther (Massenet); Wilhelm Tell (Wagner); Silver Bell (Saint Saens); Simon Boc- (Reiser; Rossini); William Ratcliff (Cui; Mascanegra (Verdi).

cagni; Leroux); Witch Dancers (Puccini): Witch Singing Lesson (Rossini); Snow Maiden (Sne- of Salem (Cadman). gourochka (Rimsky-Korsakoff); Soixante-six, La Yellow Princess (Saint Saens); Yeoman of the (Offenbach): Soldat de Chocolat (O. Straus); Guard (Sullivan); Yolka (Rebikoff); Y sobel (MasSomnambula, La (Bellini); Sorcerer, The (Sulli- eagni): Zaira (Bellini); Zampa (Herold); Zanetta van); Sorcier au Regiment, Le (Offenbach).

(Auber). Spanish Student (Lange-Muller); Stradella (Nie- Zanetto (Mascagni); Zar and Zimmerman (Lortdermeyer); Sultan of Sulu (Wathall); Sunken Bell zing); Zauberfiote, Die (Mozart); Zaza (Leonca(Zollner); Sunset Trail (Cadman); Suor Angelica vallo); Zenobia (Coerne; Pratt); Zilda (Flotow): (Puccini).

Zingari (Leoncavallo). Verdi's opera, The Masked Ball, was based on the assassination, Mch. 16, 1792, of King Gustavus III of Sweden, in Stockholm, at a midnight masquerade and dance in the Opera House.

Because of censorships in Sweden, France and Italy, the scene was changed to Boston, and at the first performance in Rome, Feb. 17, 1859, Gustavus became Ricardo, Earl of Warwick, Colonial Governor of Boston.

The Secret of Cremona Violin Tones According to the late Charles Reade, the English varnish with some common but clear gum in solunovelist, the Cremona varnish used by Stradiva.

tion. rius was "not a varnish, but two varnishes; and

"Then upon this oll varnish, when dry, is laid : those varnishes always heterogeneous; that is to

heterogeneous varnish, viz., a solution in spirit of

some sovereign, high colored, pellucid, and, above say, irst the pores of the wood are alled and the

all, tender gum." grain shown up by one, by two, by three and some- The "secret' was divulged by Reade in letters times, though rarely, by four coats of fine on published in the London Times.

The Actors' Fund of America

Source: An Official of the Institution The Actors' Fund of America was incorporated The only support the Actors' Fund has is by June 8, 1882. by Edwin Booth, Joseph Jefferson, donations and bequests, augmented by benefit perLawrence Barrett, William J. Florence, Bartley

formances in principal cities throughout the theatCampbell, Louis Aldrich, A. M. Palmer, Augustin rical season, and from its regular income from a Daly, Lester Wallack, Edward Harrigan, William limited endowment fund which is not sufficient Henderson, and others.

to make up the annual deficit. The first regular meeting was held in Wallack's

The Actors' Fund Home was founded by Louis Theatre, New York City, June 15, 1882, and Lester

Aldrich, the fourth President of the Fund, and was Wallack was elected first President. At that time, opened at West New Brighton, Staten Island, N. Daniel Frohman, President of the Actors' Fund for

Y., in May, 1902. The Institution was transferred thirty-six years, was at the first meeting elected

to Englewood, New Jersey, in April, 1928. M. T. the first Secretary, and was nominated for that

Joyce, Superintendent, office by Bartley Campbell, the American play

The Percy Williams Home for Actors, Pine Acres, wright.

is at East Islip, Long Island, N. Y. The Directors During the fiscal year ending April 30, 1940, the

are made up of Actors' Fund Trustees and memAnnual Report shows that Actors' Fund of America received from all sources $146.892.07; and expended

bers of the Lambs, New York City. $ 158, 149.78. The cost of distributing relief is ap

The Actors' Fund of America has two burial proximately 17 cents on each dollar.

places. The first was opened July 15, 1886, in the It should be remembered that the Actors' Fund

Cemetery of the Evergreens, Brooklyn; the second of America is a “national Institution, and the

in Kensico Cemetery, Westchester County, in Sepappeals for financial aid come from every section

tember, 1925. of our country. It is a theatrical charity and not The offices of the Actors' Fund of America are at & benefit society. Annual dues are $2, and the 1619 Broadway, New York City, Daniel Frohman, paid-up membership is 1,807.

President; Robert Campbell, Secretary.

The Edwin Forrest Home, Philadelphia

Source: An Official of the Institution The Edwin Forrest Home, established by the will proval of the majority of the inmates, as well as

of the managers.' There is a small theater in the of the famous actor of that name, is located in his

Home for private exhibitions. Among the Forrest native city of Philadelphia, on Parkside Ave., near

relics in the edifice are his swords, rapiers, dirks, Belmont Drive, overlooking Fairmont Park.

daggers, etc., always inspected with interest by The institution, as provided in the will of the

members of the profession. One handsome, short. tragedian, is "for the support and maintenance of

Roman sword was originally the property of the actors and actresses decayed by age or disabled by

French tragedian, Talma: Forrest had & someinfirmity, who, if natives of the United States, what similar sword made for himself on which shall have served at least five years in the the. his name is engraved, while another belonged to atrical profession, and 11 of foreign birth, shall Edwin Kean, another to John Philip Kemble. have served in that profession at least ten years. Edwin Forrest was born March 9, 1806, in the whereof three years next previous to the appli- Old Southwark part of Philadelphia, and he died cation shall have been in the United States." The Dec, 10, 1872. The Home was first opened in the will provided also that "after the number of in- mansion on his Springbrook estate, in the northmates therein shall exceed twelve, others to be ad. ern end of the city, Oct. 2, 1876, and was transmitted shall be such only as shall receive the ap- ferred to its present location, Sept. 27. 1928.

Bright Lights of Stage, Screen and Radio

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1867 1905

1898 1899 1913

1927 1898

1904 1877 1908 1891 1891 1891 1895 1892 1904 1895 1910 1903 1918 1888 1885 1911

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1872

Source: Latest authentic records; as of Sept. 1, 1941
Name
Birthplace Born

Name

Birthplace
A

Black, Frank.

Montreal, Canada...
Abba, Marta .
Rome. Italy.

1907 || Blackmer, Sidney Salisbury, N. Car.. Abbott, George. Salamanca, N. Y.. 1887 Blondell, Joan.

New York City.
Abel, Walter
St Paul, Minn.
1898 | Blue, Monte..

Indianapolis, Ind
Adair, Jean
Canada.

Blythe, Betty

Los Angeles.
Adams, Maude. Salt Lake City, Utah. 1872||Bogart, Humphrey New York City..
Adrian, Iris.
Los Angeles.
1913|| Boland, Mary

Detroit.
Aherne, Brian.
Worcestershire, Eng. 1902 || Boles, John

Greenville Tex.
Alberni, Luis.

Bolger, Ray

Dorchester, Mass.
Albertson, Frank, Fergus Falls, Minn. 1909| Bonci, Alessandro. Cesena, Italy.
Alda, Frances
Christchurch, N. Z. 1883 | Bondi, Beulah.

Chicago.
Allan, Elizabeth Skegness, England 1910|Bordoni, Irene.. Ajaccio, Corsica.
Allen, Fred.

Cambridge, Mass 1894 Bort, Lucrezia. Valencia, Spain
Allen, Gracie..
San Francisco.

Boswell, Connie. New Orleans, La.
Allen, Robert.

Mt. Vernon, N. Y. 1906 | Bosworth, Hobart. Marietta, Ohlo..
Allen, Viola
Huntsville. Ala
1869||Bow, Clara.

Brooklyn
Alexander, John.. Newport, Ky

1897 | Bowes, Major Edward San Francisco, Cal.. Allgood, Sara... Dublin

1883 | Boyd, Willam. Cambridge, Ohio. Allister, Claud. London.

1893 | Boyer, Charles. Figeac, France. Allwyn, Astrid. So. Manchester, Conn. Bradley, Grace. Brooklyn.. Alvarado, Don. Albuquerque, N. M.. 1904 | Branzell, Karin. Stockholm Ameche, Don Kenosha, Wis. 1904 Breen, Bobby ..

Toronto, Canada. Amos (F. F. Gosden). . Richmond, Va.

1899 || Brendel, El.

Philadelphia Anderson, Judith. Adelaide, Australia, 1898 ||Brennan, Walter. Swampscott, Mass Anderson, Marion Philadelphia, Pa.

Brent, George. Dublin, Ireland. Andy (C. J. Correll).. Peoria, ni.

1890 | Brian, Donald

St. John's. N. F. Angel, Heather Oxford, England 1909 | Brian, Mary.

Dallas, Tex Anglin, Margaret Ottawa, Canada

1876 | Brice, Fanny.

New York City.
Annabella.
Paris..

1913 | Broderick, Helen. New York City
Arlen, Richard.
Charlottesville, VA. 1900 | Brook, Clive.

London.
Arllas, George
London.

1868 | Brophy, Edward. New York City. Armetta, Henry Palermo, Italy

1888 || Brown, Joe E. Holgate, Ohio Armstrong, Robert. Saginaw, Mich.

1896 Brown, Johnny Mack. Dothan. Ala. Arnold, Edward New York City.

1890 | Bruce, Nigel.

San Diego, Cal.
Arthur, Jean
New York City.

1908 | Bruce Virginia. Minneapolis. Arthur, Johnny. Scottsdale, Pa.,

Brusiloft, Nat.

Russia..
Arthur, Julia
Hamilton, Ont., Can. 1869| Bryan, Jane..

Hollywood, Calif.
Astaire, Adele
Omaha, Nebr..
1898 | Buck, Frank.

Gainesville, Tex.
Astaire, Fred.
Omaha, Nebr.
1900 | Burke, Billie

Washington, D. C..
Asther, Nlls

Malmo, Sweden. 1901 | Burnette, Smiley. Summum, III. ... Astor, Gertrude. Lakewood, Ohio

1906 | Burns, Bob.

Van Buren, Ark.
Astor, Mary.
Quincy, ni..

1906 | Burns, George N New York City..
Ates, Roscoe
Grange, Miss..

1895|Butterworth, Charles. So. Bend, Ind Atwil, Lionel Croydon, England 1885 || Buzzell, Eddie.

Brooklyn..
Auer, Mischa.

St. Petersburg, Russia. 1905||Byington, Spring
Autry, Gene..
Tloga, Texas..
1907 | Byron, Arthur.

Brooklyn
Ayres, Lew.
Minneapolis....

1908

C
B

Cabot, Bruce... Carlsbad, N. M.
Baclanova, Olga.. Moscow, Russia 1899|Cagney, James

New York City.
Bacon, Irving
St. Joseph, Mo.

1893 | Calhern, Louis. New York City..
Bainter, Fay
Los Angeles.

1892||Calleia, Joseph Malta.... Baker, Belle. New York City.

1893|| Calloway, Cab.. Rochester, N. Y.
Baker, Benny
St. Joseph, Mo
1907 | Calve, Emma.

Aveyron, France.
Baker, Kenny
Monrovia, Cal.
1912 || Cantor, Eddie.

New York City..
Baker, Phil..
Philadelphia
1896 || Carey, Harry

New York City..
Bancroft, George Philadelphia

1882|Carlisle, Kitty. New Orleans, La. Bankhead, Tallulah. Huntsville, Ala

1902 || Carminati, Tullio Zara, Dalmatia. Banks. Lexue.

Liverpool, England. 1890 || Carr, Alexander. Rumni, Russia. Barnes, Binnie. London.

1908 || Carrillo, Leo

Los Angeles.
Barrat. Robert.
New York City

1891 || Carroll,' John. Mandeville, La.
Barrett, Edith
Roxbury, Mass

1906 Carroll, Madeleine W. Bromwich, Eng Barrett, Shella.

Carroll, Nancy. New York City. Barrle, Gracie

Castagna, Bruna Bari, Italy Barrie, Wendy. Hong Kong

i9i3|| Castle, Irene. Barry, Don (Red)

Cavalleri, Lina.. Rome Barrymore, Ethel. Philadelphia.

1879 | Cavanaugh, Hobart. Virginla City, Nev.. Barrymore, John. Philadelphia.

1882||Cawthorn, Joseph. New York City.. Barrymore, Lionel. Philadelphis.

1878 ||Candler, Helen

Charleston, S. C..
Barthelmess, Richard. New York City. 1897 || Chaney, Jr., Lon.. Okla. City, Okla.
Bartholomew, Freddie. London...

1924|| Chaplin, Charles S.. London.
Barton, James..... Gloucester. N. J. 1890||Chase, Pauline. Washington, D. C.
Basquette, Lina. San Mateo, Calir. 1909 || Chatterton, Ruth.. New York City..
Bates, Blanche. Portland, Ore..

1873||Chevalier, Maurice... Paris.. Bauer, Harold..

London, England 1873 | Christians, Mady Vienns.
Baxter, Warner. Columbus, Ohio 1893 | Churchill, Marguerite. Kansas City, MO
Beecher, Janet. Jetterson City, Mo. 1887|| Claessens, Maria. Brussels, Belgium.
Beery, Noah
Kansas City, Mo 1884 || Claire, Ina....

Washington, D. C.
Beery, Noah, Jr. New York City.

1915||Clayton, Bessie. Philadelphia Beery, Wallace. Kansas City, Mo.. 1889 || Clive, Colin..

St. Malo, France, Bellamy, Ralph Chicago

1905|| Clyde, Andy

Blairgowrie, Scotland. Ben-Am Jacob Minsk, Russia.

1890 || Cobb, Irvin S.. Paducah, Ky Benchley, Robert. Worcester, Mass.

Coburn, Charles D. Macon, Ga.. Bennett, Constance. New York City.

1905 || Coghlan, Junior New Haven, Conn. Bennett, Joan Palisades, N. J.

1910||Cohan, George M. Providence, R. I. Bennett, Richard Deacon's Mills, Ind 1873|| Colbert, Claudette.

Paris.
Bennett, Wlida.. Asbury Park, N. J 1894 |Collier, Constance.. Windsor. England.
Benny, Jack
Chicago..

1894 | Collier, Jr., William... New York City. Beresford, Harry London.

Collier, Sr., William... New York City. Bergen, Edgar John... Chicago, I..

1903 || Collinge, Patricia Dublin. Bergner, Elisabeth. Vienna, Austria.. 1900|| Collins, Jose.

London,
Bergere, Valerie. Metz, Alsace-Lorraine. 1875 | Colman, Ronald Richmond, England.
Berle, Milton
New York City.
1908 | Compton, Fay.

London.
Bernle, Ben..
Bayonne, N. J.

1893 | Conklin, Chester. Oskaloosa Iowa :
Best, Edna.
Hove, England
1900 || Conklin, Peggy

Dobbs Ferry, N. Y.. Bevan, Billy

Orange, Australia. 1897 Coogan, Jackie.. Los Angeles.. Bickford, Charles. Cambridge, Mass 1889|| Cook, Clyde.

Australla.

1904 1895

1907 1866 1893 1878 1914 1894 1878

1906 1906 1910

* 1874

1870 1906 1915 1889 1885 1893 1889 1900 1910 1881 1892 1885 1910 1892 1876 1877 1917 1878 1905 1878 1902 1866 1894

1891 1894 1888 1912 1914 1891

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1876 1882 1902 1904 1897 1915 1895 1883 1883 1902 1902

1898

1878 1904 1879 1892 1907 1904 1890 1897 1898 1896 1903 1874 1906 1886 1888 1908 1911 1903 1883 1878 1900 1869 1916 1911 1882 1969

23 1875 1920 1893 1903 1883 1873 1899 1895 1868

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