On this day in 1821 Weber’s Der Freischütz premiered in Berlin.

Born on this day in 1903 actress and singer Jeanette MacDonald.

Birthday anniversaries of composer Richard Heuberger (1850), librettist Maurice Ordonneau (1854), composer and conductor Manuel Rosenthal (1904), composer and lyricist Sammy Cahn (1913), tenor Robert Ilosfalvy (1927) and conductor Hans Vonk (1942).

Happy birthday to parterre box regular Rowna Sutin!