On this day in 1994 Shostakovich’s Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk finally bows at the Met. Maria Ewing is Katerina.

Birthday anniversaries: Born on this day in 1668 composers Francois Couperin (1668) and Henri Rabaud (1873); dramatist and poet Friedrich von Schiller (1759) and singer Jane Froman (1907).

Happy 91st birthday composer Ennio Morricone. Happy 90th birthday composer and lyricist Marilyn Bergman. Happy 78th birthday tenor Graham Clark.

On this day in 1970 the Richard RodgersMartin Charnin musical Two By Two opened on Broadway.