Born on this day in 1921 tenor Franco Corelli.

On this day in 1876 Ponchelli’s La Gioconda premiered in Milan

Birthday anniversaries of conductors Adrian Boult (1889) and Josef Krips (1902); tenors Raoul Jobin (1906), Paul Kuen (1910) and Walter Raffeiner (1947); bass-baritone Walter Berry (1929); baritone John Reardon (1930) and soprano Sabine Hass (1949).

Happy birthday to erstwhile parterre box scribe Joel Rozen.

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