On this day in 1945 Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel opened at the Majestic Theatre, to run 890 performances.  

Happy 94th birthday mezzo-soprano Hertha Topper.

Happy 82nd birthday conductor Bernhard Klee.

Happy 80th birthday tenor Kenneth Riegel.

Happy 53rd birthday soprano Natalie Dessay.

Happy 52nd birthday soprano Veronique Gens.

Happy 51st birthday soprano Barbara Frittoli.

Photo: Julieta Cervantes