Born on this day in 1922 soprano/mezzo-soprano/opera director Regina Resnik.

Birthday anniversaries of conductor Mario Bernardi (1930) and bass-baritone Peter van der Bilt (1936).

Happy 66th birthday countertenor Dominique Visse.

Highlights from yesterday (August 29):

Born on this day in 1926 baritone Thomas Stewart.

Birthday anniversaries of playwright Maurice Maeterlinck (1862), tenors Helge Rosvaenge (1897) and Michele Molese (1928) and contralto Anne Collins (1943).