Baptized on this day in 1567 composer Claudio Giovanni Antonio Monteverdi.

On this day in 1937 mezzo-soprano Jennie Tourel made her Met debut as Thomas’ Mignon. Here she sings another of her roles.

On this day in 1889 Massenet’s Esclarmonde premiered in Paris.

On this day in 1914 Rabaud’s opera Marouf premiered at the Opéra Comique.