David Fox and Cameron Kelsall further discuss Ms. Stanley.

On this date Donizetti’s La fille du Régiment premiered in Paris (1840), Verdi’s I Lombardi premiered in Milan (1843).

On this day in 1966 soprano Pilar Lorengar made her Metropolitan Opera debut as Donna Elvira.

Birthday anniversaries of tenor August Seider (1901), baritone Robert Weede (1903) and tenor Michel Sénéchal (1927).

Happy 83rd birthday soprano Edith Mathis.