On this day in 1838 Berlioz’ Benvenuto Cellini premiered in Paris.

On this day in 1868 Bizet’s Pêcheurs de perles premiered in Paris.

Happy 77th birthday baritone Thomas Allen.

Happy 72nd birthday soprano Francoise Pollet.

Happy 64th birthday tenor and director Laurence Dale.

Happy birthday to Playbill mainstay Ryan McPhee.