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Music in the air

Happy 69th birthday soprano Kathleen Battle

On this day in 1876 the Bayreuth Festspielhaus opens with the first complete performance of the Ring.

Born on this day in 1893 bass Maxim Dormidontovich Mikhaylov.

Born on this day in 1903 tenor James Johnston.

Born on this day in 1912 tenor Francesco Albanese.

Born on this day in 1920 soprano Elizabeth Fretwell.

Happy 77th birthday mezzo-soprano Gertrude Jahn (singing the Feodor.)