“Praise is nothing that accumulates. Praise is a sequence, especially if you’ve toiled for a long time. Praise does not pile up. So in a way, you can’t get too much. I don’t consider it to be a quantity that you can measure by volume.”

Birthday anniversaries of soprano Göta Ljungberg (1893), soprano/mezzo-soprano Margherita Grandi (1894), tenor Gianni Poggi (1921) and mezzo-soprano Anna Reynolds (1931).

Happy 79th birthday conductor Alain Lombard. Happy 78th birthday director and designer Robert Wilson.