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A refusal of nature as a model is a tradition that goes right back to Oscar Wilde

todd-haynesHappy 55th birthday film director, screenwriter, and producer Todd Haynes.

On this day in 1843 Wagner’s Der Fliegende Holländer premiered in Dresden.

Born on this day in 1875 composer Joaquín Valverde.

On this day in 1900 Charpentier’s Louise premiered at the Opera-Comique.

Born on this day in 1901 tenor Torsten Ralf.

Born on this day in 1904 tenor James Melton.

Born on this day in 1905 composer Michael Tippett.

Happy 89th birthday conductor and musicologist Alberto Zedda.