Baptized on this day in 1567 composer Claudio Giovanni Antonio Monteverdi.

On this day in 1937 mezzo soprano Jennie Tourel made her Met debut as
Thomas’ Mignon. Here singing another composer’s interpretation of Goethe’s character:

Birthday anniversary of composer Michael William Balfe (1808), librettist Georges Hartmann aka Henri Gremont (1843), baritone Walter Cassel (1910) and bass Ulrik Cold (1939).

On this day in 1889 Massenet’s Esclarmonde premiered in Paris.

On this day in 1914 Rabaud’s opera Marouf premiered at the Opera Comique.