Premiere of Puccini’s La bohème on this day in 1896 in Turin, conducted by Arturo Toscanini.

Premiere of Puccini’s Manon Lescaut on this day in 1893 in Turin.

Birthday anniversaries of composer Victor Herbert (1859), librettist Hugo von Hofmannsthal (1874), sopranos Germaine Lubin (1890) and Carol Neblett (1946), basses Alexander Kipnis (1891) and Aage Haugland (1944) and tenor Flaviano Labò (1927).

Happy birthday to director, choreographer and librettist John de los Santos.