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BRITAIN & IRELAND

Christopher Marlowe

2/26/1564 - 5/30/1593

William Shakespeare

4/26/1564 - 4/23/1616

Ben Johnson

6/11/1572 - 8/6/1637

John Webster

1/1/1580 - 12/31/1634

George Frideric Handel

23 February 1685 - 14 April 1759

Oscar Wilde

10/16/1854 - 11/30/1900

George Bernard Shaw

7/26/1856 - 11/2/1950

Benjamin Britten

22 November 1913 - 4 December 1976

FRANCE

Cyrano de Bergerac

3/6/1619 - 7/28/1655

Molière

1/15/1622 - 2/17/1673

Eugène Scribe

24 December 1791 - 20 February 1861

Ambroise Thomas

5 August 1811 - 12 February 1896

Charles Gounod

June 17, 1818 - October 18, 1893

Jacques Offenbach

20 June 1819 - 5 October 1880

Victorien Sardou

7 September 1831 - 8 November 1908

Georges Bizet

25 October 1838 - 3 June 1875

Jules Massenet

12 May 1842 - 13 August 1912

Sarah Bernhardt

23 October 1844 - 26 March 1923

Maurice Maeterlinck

8/29/1862 - 5/6/1949

NORWAY

Henrik Ibsen

3/20/1828 - 5/23/1906

RUSSIA

Mikhail Shchepkin

11/17/1788 - 8/11/1863

Alexander Pushkin

6/6/1799 - 2/10/1837

Nikolai Gogol

3/31/1809 - 3/4/1852

Ivan Turgenev

11/9/1818 - 9/3/1883

Alexander Ostrovsky

4/12/1823 - 6/14/1886

Leo Tolstoy

9/9/1828 - 11/20/1910

Fyodor Komissarzhevsky

1832 - 14 March 1905

Alexander Borodin

12 November 1833 - 27 February 1887

Pyotr Tchaikovsky

5/7/1840 - 11/6/1893

Alexander Fedotov

1841 - 1895

Anton Chekhov

1/29/1860 - 7/15/1904

Constantin Stanislavski

1/17/1863 - 8/7/1938

Maxim Gorky

3/28/1863 - 6/18/1936

Vera Komissarzhevskaya

8 November 1864 - 23 February 1910

Sergei Rachmaninoff

4/1/1873 - 3/28/1943

Vsevolod Meyerhold

2/9/1874 - 2/2/1940

Igor Stravinsky

17 June 1882 - 6 April 1971

Yevgeny Vakhtangov

2/13/1883 - 5/29/1922

MXAT Inaugurated

1898

Dmitri Shostakovich

25 September 1906 - 9 August 1975

ITALY

Claudio Monteverdi

5/15/1567 - 11/29/1643

Giovanni Battista Pergolesi

4 January 1710 - 16 March 1736

Domenico Cimarosa

17 December 1749 - 11 January 1801

Gioachino Rossini

29 February 1792 - 13 November 1868

Gaetano Donizetti

29 November 1797 - 8 April 1848

Vincenzo Bellini

3 November 1801 - 23 September 1835

Giuseppe Verdi

10/10/1813 - 1/27/1901

Ruggero Leoncavallo

4/23/1857 - 8/9/1919

Giacomo Puccini

12/22/1858 - 11/29/1924

Pietro Mascagni

12/7/1863 - 8/2/1945

Umberto Giordano

8/28/1867 - 11/12/1948

Enrico Caruso

February 25, 1873 - August 2, 1921

Beniamino Gigli

March 20, 1890 - November 30, 1957

Mario Del Monaco

27 July 1915 - 16 October 1982

Maria Callas

December 2, 1923 - September 16, 1977

Luciano Pavarotti

12 October 1935 - 6 September 2007

GERMANY

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

8/28/1749 - 3/22/1832

Friedrich Schiller

11/10/1759 - 5/9/1805

Ludwig van Beethoven

12/17/1770 - 3/26/1827

Richard Wagner

5/22/1813 - 2/13/1883

Richard Strauss

11 June 1864 - 8 September 1949

AUSTRIA

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

1/27/1756 - 12/5/1791

Arnold Schoenberg

13 September 1874 - 13 July 1951

SPAIN

Miguel de Cervantes

9/29/1547 - 4/22/1616

Lope de Vega

11/25/1562 - 08/27/1635

CZECH

Antonín Dvořák

September 8, 1841 - May 1, 1904