On this day in 1830 the opera Fra Diavolo, ou L’hôtellerie de Terracine by Daniel Auber and Eugène Scribe was first performed by the Opéra-Comique at the Salle Ventadour in Paris. 

On this day in 1916 Granados’ Goyescas premiered at the Met.

Born on this day in 1873 writer Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette.

Born on this day in 1918 soprano Frances Yeend.

Born on this day in 1931 bass Ezio Flagello.

Happy 84th birthday soprano Helena Tattermuschová.

Also Happy 84th to bass Spiro Malas.

Happy 74th birthday soprano Malvina Major.

Born on this day in 1944 composer John Tavener.