It is the strain I heard within my soul

On this day in 1910, The Pipe of Desire by Frederick Shepherd Converse premiered at the Metropolitan Opera. 

Born on this day in 1844 composer Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov.

Born on this day in 1882 composer Gian Francesco Malipiero.

Born on this day in 1900 soprano Ofelia Nieto.

Happy 88th birthday bass John Macurdy.

Born on this day in 1933 bass Jules Bastin.

Happy 67th birthday conductor James Conlon.