On this day in 1978 tenor Rockwell Blake made his Met debut on tour in Minneapolis as Don Ottavio.

Birthday anniversaries of bass-baritones Hans Hermann Nissen (1893) and Erich Kunz (1909); baritone Chester Ludgin (1925) and director Nikolaus Lehnhoff (1939).

This month in 1976, 17-year-old high school senior Aprile Millo performed the title role in Hello, Dolly, and she interpolated a high B-natural at the end of her big number, because of course she did.