On this date in 1825, Il barbiere di Siviglia was performed at the Park Theatre. For this first opera to be given in Italian in New York City, the company included Manuel Garcia as Almaviva and his 17-year-old daughter Maria (later Malibran) as Rosina.
Born on this day in 1797 composer Gaetano Donizetti
Born on this day in 1892 tenor Erich Zimmermann
Happy 77th birthday tenor John Brecknock
Happy 72nd birthday baritone Philippe Huttenlocher
Happy 68th birthday soprano Carole Farley