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Solitude gives birth to the original in us

Born on this day in 1875 writer Thomas Mann

Born on this day in 1895 soprano Grete Stückgold.

Born on this day in 1926 conductor Klaus Tennstedt.

Happy 87th birthday mezzo-soprano/soprano Gloria Lane.

Happy 78th birthday tenor Giacomo Aragall.

Also Happy 78th to baritone Alberto Rinaldi.

Happy 75th birthday countertenor and conductor Paul Esswood.

  • Death in Venice must have been the first new opera I ever snapped up records of, in my teens.