Cher Public

Neapolitan

Born on this day in 1797 composer Gaetano Donizetti

Born on this day in 1632 composer Jean-Baptise Lully.

Born on this day in 1892 tenor Erich Zimmermann.

Born on this day in 1937 tenor John Brecknock.

Happy 75th birthday baritone Philippe Huttenlocher.

On this day in 1948 Verdi’s Otello was the first opera to be telecast from the Metropolitan Opera.
Can’t find a kinoscope, but this broadcast came a few days after

Happy 71st birthday soprano Carole Farley.