On this day in 1937 “Star Spangled Banner” soprano Lucy Monroe made her only Metropolitan Opera performance as Musetta.

On this day in 1907 Paul Dukas‘ rarity Ariane et Barbe Bleue premiered in Paris.

Birthday anniversaries of composer Jean-Marie Leclair (1697), tenors Max Lorenz (1901) and Richard Lewis (1914), conductor Peter Maag (1919), tenor Hans Kaart and designer Josef Svoboda (both 1920).