On this day in 1993 Dvorak’s Rusalka finally appeared at the Met.

On this day in 1725 Handel’s Tamerlano premiered in London.

On this day in 1862 Verdi’s La forza del destino premiered in St Petersburg.

Birthday anniversaries: Born on this day in 1883 conductor Ernest Ansermet (1883) and soprano Gertrude Grob-Prandl (1917).