On this day in 1838 Berlioz’ Benvenuto Cellini premiered in Paris.

On this day in 1868 Bizet’s Pêcheurs de Perles premiered in Paris.

Happy 76th birthday baritone Thomas Allen.

Happy 71st birthday soprano Francoise Pollet.

Happy 63rd birthday tenor and director Laurence Dale.

Happy birthday to Playbill honcho Ryan McPhee.