She was a gypsy woman

CarmenOn this day in 1875 Bizet’s Carmen had its disastrous premiere at the Opera Comique in Paris. 

Born on this day in 1891 composer Federico Moreno Torroba.

Born on this day in 1903 soprano Margarete Teschemacher.

Born on this day in 1921 bass Miroslav Cangalovic.

Born on this day in 1924 tenor Hermann Winkler.

Born on this day in 1929 American tenor Robert Nagy.

Happy 78th birthday soprano Rachel Yakar.

Happy 72nd birthday mezzo-soprano Florence Quivar.

Happy 67th birthday soprano Roberta Alexander.

Happy 51st birthday soprano Christine Schäfer.