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Happy 69th birthday actress Carmen Maura.  

Born on this day in 1863 composer Horatio Parker

Born on this day in 1876 conductor Bruno Walter

Born on this day in 1890 composer Frank Martin

Born on this day in 1897 bass-baritone Paul Schöffler

Born on this day in 1903 soprano/mezzo-soprano Pia Tassinari

Born on this day in 1917 soprano Hilde Gueden

Born on this day in 1927 soprano Erika Köth

Born on this day in 1933 conductor Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos

Happy 69th birthday soprano Jessye Norman

  • chicagoing

    I don’t believe it has been noted on the site that Miss Georgia, the eventual Miss America winner, performed an aria from Madame Butterfly for the talent portion of the competition on Sunday. Most of the attention has focused on her handling of the Tom Brady/Deflategate question but quite a few news outlets have noted that she “sang opera” almost implying that this counterbalanced her less than stellar handling of the akward question.

  • WindyCityOperaman

    Only just heard about this yesterday. Interesting if it covers things that her autobios missed, especially her post-singing career and life after NYCO.

  • Jessye is 70 today unless WCO is subscribing to the theory that a lady never reveals her true age.

  • Buster

    A hyperactive Erika Köth: