Happy 87th 88th birthday mezzo-soprano Marilyb Horne.

Birthday anniversary of soprano Pilar Lorengar (1928).

Happy centenary of the birth of heldentenor Jean Cox.

On January 15:

On this day in 1958 Samuel Barber‘s Vanessa had its world premiere at the Met.

On this day in 1942 conductor Sir Thomas Beecham made his Metropolitan Opera debut conducting a double bill of Phoebus and Pan (Bach’s Cantata Der Streit) and Rinsky-Korsakovs Coq d’Or.