Happy 73rd birthday bass Ferruccio Furlanetto.

On this day in 1946 Irving Berlin‘s Annie Get Your Gun opened on Broadway, the first of 1,147 performances at the Imperial Theatre.

Birthday anniversaries of tenors Richard Tauber (1891) and Jan Kiepura (1902); conductors Felix Prohaska (1912) and Otmar Suitner (1922).

Happy birthday to parterre box scribe (and so much more) Richard Lynn.