On this day we at parterre box are always reminded of the heartwarming words of the immortal Hedda Hopper, who wrote in 1943, “For more than 2,000 years Jews and Christians alike all over the world have tried to follow in the footsteps of our Saviour.”  

Born on this day in 1815 librettist Temistocle Solera

Born on this day in 1888 composer Gabriel von Wayditch

Born on this day in 1900 contralto Gladys Swarthout (with music for the holiday)

Born on this day in 1908 writer and actor Quentin Crisp

Happy 83rd birthday bass Bonaldo Giaiotti

Happy 34th birthday soprano Sonya Yoncheva