An American soprano

Happy 69th birthday soprano Catherine Malfitano

Born on this day in 1819 composer Franz von Suppé.

Born on this day in 1882 conductor Leopold Stokowski.

Born on this day in 1899 conductor Zdenek Chalabala.

Born on this day in 1910 soprano Sylvia Fisher.

Happy 85th birthday soprano Nadezda Kniplova.

Happy 83rd birthday tenor George Shirley.

Happy 71st birthday tenor Robin Leggate.