Metropolitan Opera Premieres:

On this day in 1920 the first performance of Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin at the Met (Claudia Muzio, Giuseppe de Luca and Giovanni Martinelli singing in Italian).

On this day in 2011 the first Metropolitan Opera performance of Rossini’s Le Comte Ory.

Birthday anniversaries of soprano Maria Malibran (1808), bass Fritz Ollendorf (1912), sopranos Luisa Bosabalian (1936) and Christiane Eda-Pierre (1932), director and designer Herbert Wernicke (1946).