Cher Public

“Was this well done of your lady?”

On this day in 1963 Cleopatra directed by Joseph Mankiewicz and starring Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton and Rex Harrison premiered at New York’s Rivoli Theatre. 

On this day in 1917 Hans Pfitzner’s Palestrina premiered in Munich.

Born on this day in 1931 soprano Yevgeniya Miroshnichenko.

Happy 85th birthday soprano Mimi Coertse.

Happy 84th birthday director John Copley.

Happy 65th birthday composer and conductor Oliver Knussen.