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maryHappy 80th birthday actress Mary Tyler Moore

Born on this day in 1850 composer Tomás Bretón.

Born on this day in 1876 cellist and conductor Pablo Casals.

Born on this day in 1898 baritone Jules Bledsoe.

Born on this day in 1912 composer Peggy Glanville-Hicks.

Born on this day in 1918 soprano Mado Robin.

Born on this day in 1932 tenor Kolbjörn Höiseth.

  • Williams

    Happy Birthday Marianne Faithfull.

  • Krunoslav

    Mary Tyler Moore 81!!! *Wow*. That hurts.

    Next you’ll tell us Tina Louise has grown older…

    • Unbelievable — when did THAT happen?

  • Rosina Leckermaul

    Went last night to the New York G&S Players production of THE MIKADO. Musically good, but I haven’t seen that much camping on a stage since THE BOYS IN THE BAND.

    • grimoaldo2

      Well, G&S is camp, like some of Offenbach’s opera-bouffes, must be one of the reasons why I love them so.

  • chicagoing

    Interesting that Chicago Classical Review chose Lyric Opera’s Don Quichotte as a top ten performance of the year over Les Troyens and Das Rheingold. Also happy to note that I experienced three of their other picks; Falstaff in concert at the CSO under Muti, Levine conducting Symphonie fantastique with the CSO and Javier Camarena at the Harris Theater. Piotr Beczala was cited as most exciting male opera performer for his Edgardo in Lucia while Tatiana Serjan’s Abigaille was named most exciting female opera performance.