Happy 63rd birthday mezzo-soprano Jennifer Larmore.

On this day in 1868 Richard Wagner‘s Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg premiered in Munich.

Birthday anniversaries of conductor Hermann Scherchen (1891), mezzo-soprano Larisa Avdeyeva (1925) and soprano Judith Raskin (1928).

On this day, “the musical extravaganza that launches the ’80s” Can’t Stop the Music was released, or, depending on your point of view, escaped.