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On this day in 1937 “Star Spangled Banner: soprano Lucy Monroe made her only Metropolitan Opera performance as Musetta. 

Pitts Sanborn in the World-Telegram:

Miss Monroe was pleasantly remembered from her appearance at the Hippodrome. She made a dynamic Musetta, fresh of voice, and gay in a vermilion bodice. The audience took to her immediately.

Birthday anniversaries of composer Jean-Marie Leclair (1697), tenors Max Lorenz (1901) and Richard Lewis (1914). conductor Peter Maag (1919), tenor Hans Kaart and designer Josef Svoboda (both 1920).