Quick bright things

Born on this day in 1927 soprano Marie Collier

Born on this day in 1871 playwright John Millington Synge.

Born on this day in 1913 mezzo-soprano Constance Shacklock.

Born on this day in 1918 contralto Carol Brice.

Happy 75th birthday baritone Leo Nucci.

Happy 73rd birthday conductor Dennis Russell Davies.