On this day in 1966, the Metropolitan Opera House opened at Lincoln Center in New York City with the world premiere of Samuel Barber‘s opera Antony and Cleopatra.

Born on this day in 1899 conductor Hans Swarowsky

Born on this day in 1908 contralto Hertha Glaz

Happy 78th birthday conductor and composer Mario Perusso

Happy 70th birthday soprano Krisztina Laki

Happy 65th birthday director Christopher Alden

Happy 65th birthday director David Alden

Left this world on this day in 1977. Do you remember where you were?