An hour of pomp and show

On this day in 1953 the Wright-Forrest-Borodin musical Kismet opened at the Ziegfeld Theatre, to run 583 performances. 

Born on this day in 1911 composer Nino Rota.

Born on this day in 1920 tenor Charles Craig.

Born on this day in 1921 soprano Phyllis Curtin.

Born on this day in 1922 tenor William McAlpine.

Happy 72nd birthday mezzo-soprano Jeanne Piland.

Happy 71st birhtday mezzo-soprano Marjana Lipovsek.

On this day in 1954 William Walton’s Troilus and Cressida premiered in London.

On this day in 1960 Lerner and Lowe’s Camelot opened on Broadway.

On this day in 1993 parterre box published its first issue in recognition of the 70th anniversary of the birth of Maria Callas.