In 1961 soprano Phyllis Curtin debuted at the Met as Fiordiligi…

and in 1976 tenor René Kollo bowed as Lohengrin.

On this day in 1890 Borodin’s Prince Igor premiered in St Petersburg.

Happy 73rd birthday soprano Luciana Serra. Happy 63rd birthday soprano Joan Rodgers.

Happy birthday to composer Daron Hagen.

Photo by Mikolaj Mikolajczyk