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Born on this day in 1898 actress Bessie Love.

Born on this day in 1659 composer Henry Purcell.
Born on this day in 1941 conductor Christopher Hogwood.

Born on this day in 1714 composer Niccolò Jommelli.

On this day in 1838 Berlioz’ Benvenuto Cellini premiered in Paris.

On this day in 1868 Bizet’s Les pêcheurs de perles premiered in Paris.

Happy 78th birthday bass Hans Sotin.

Born on this day in 1939 soprano Judith Nelson.

Happy 73rd birthday baritone Thomas Allen.

Happy 70th birthdays stage director David Pountney and composer Adriano Guarnieri.

Happy 68th birthday soprano Francoise Pollet.

Happy 60th birthday tenor and director Laurence Dale.