On this day in 1735, the premiere performance of George Frideric Handel’s Ariodante was given at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.
Born on this day in 1915 bass-baritone Karl Dönch
Born on this day in 1923 bass Giorgio Tozzi
Born on this day in 1924 composer Benjamin Lees
Born on this day in 1926 soprano Evelyn Lear
Happy 78th birthday composer Robert Moran
Happy 77th birthday bass Yevgeny Nesterenko
Happy 69th birthday opera director Elijah Moshinsky