Broadway Premieres:

On this day in 1950 Gian Carlo Menotti’s The Consul.

also on this day in 1956 Lerner and Loewe’s My Fair Lady.

and on this day in 1962, Richard RodgersNo Strings.

Birthday anniversaries of composer Nicola Vaccai (1790), soprano Rose Pauly (1894), tenors Kurt Baum (1900) and Mirto Picchi (1915) and soprano Antonietta Stella (1929).

Photos: Ken Howard / Met Opera