“Madame Patti is up there on the stage, Cornelius!”

If you can tear yourself away adrming from the scenery long enough, cher public, now’s the time for conversations on general interest and off-topic subjects.

“On This Day,” courtesy of WindyCityOperaman:

Born on this day in 1893 soprano Edith Mason

Born on this day in 1912 soprano/mezzo-soprano Martha Mödl

Happy 85th birthday composer Stephen Sondheim

Happy 75th birthday bass-baritone Günter von Kannen

Happy 70th birthday baritone Alan Opie

Happy 67th birthday composer Andrew Lloyd Webber