On this day in 2008 soprano Angela Meade made her Metropolitan Opera debut as Elvira in Ernani.

Birthday anniversaries of soprano Hilde Konetzni (1905), bass-baritone Gustav Neidlinger (1910), baritone Georg Ots (1920) and tenor and conductor Nigel Rogers (1935).

La Cieca and members of the parterre box staff celebrate the coming of spring.