On this day in 1881, Massenet’s Hérodiade premiered in Brussels.
Born on this day in 1751 composer Giuseppe Giordani, brother of the composer of the classical singer’s first aria.
Born on this day in 1882 composer Walter Braunfels
Born on this day in 1888 conductor Fritz Reiner
Born on this day in 1900 soprano and Glyndebourne founder Audrey Mildmay
Born on this day in 1902 soprano Dusolina Giannini
Happy 70th birthday conductor William Christie
Happy 65th birthday baritone Russell Smythe
Happy 62nd birthday mezzo-soprano Jane Bunnell
Happy 57th birthday baritone Olaf Bär