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On this day in 1994 Stephen Sondheim‘s Passion opened on Broadway. 

Born on this day in 1740 composer Giovanni Paisiello.

Born on this day in 1857 librettist Luigi Illica.

Born on this day in 1914 conductor Carlo Maria Giulini.

Happy 88th birthday tenor and director Nigel Douglas.

Happy 78th birthday baritone Giorgio Zancanaro.

Happy 77th birthday tenor Ramon Remedios.

Happy 65th birthday mezzo-soprano Linda Finnie.

Happy 62nd birthday mezzo-soprano Anne Sofie von Otter.

On this day in 1982 Maury Yeston‘s Nine opened on Broadway.