You know what they all said: “At this rate, she’ll never make it to 50.” But they were wrong, weren’t they?

Happy 50th birthday soprano Angela Gheorghiu!  

Born on this day in 1726 composer François-André Danican Philidor

Born on this day in 1900 soprano Joan Cross

Happy 75th birthday tenor Giuseppe Giacomini

Happy 63rd birthday mezzo-soprano Eirian James

Happy 55th birthday tenor Uwe Heilmann

And a very Happy Labor/Labour Day US and Canadian Paterrians!