On this day in 1912, the Deutsche Opernhaus (now Deutsche Oper Berlin) opened with a production of Beethoven’s Fidelio.

Born on this day in 1926 soprano Joan Sutherland

Happy 81st birthday soprano Danica Mastilovic

Born on this day in 1934 mezzo-soprano Trudeliese Schmidt

Happy 78th birthday soprano Gwyneth Jones

Born on this day in 1937 soprano Patricia Brooks