On this day in 2007 the Metropolitan Opera debut of tenor Lawrence Brownlee as Almaviva.

Happy 52nd birthday soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek.

On this day in 1970 Stephen Sondheim‘s musical Company opened on Broadway.

Birthday anniversary of playwright and poet William Shakespeare (baptismal day in 1564), soprano Florence Austral (1894), contralto Marga Höffgen (1921), soprano Wilma Lipp (1925) and composer Conrad Susa (1935).