On this day in 1954 Britten’s Turn of the Screw premiered in Venice.

Birthday anniversaries of conductor and composer Vittorio Gui (1885); tenor and priest José Mojica (1896); composer and administrator Rolf Liebermann and composer and conductor Lehman Engel (both 1910); commentator, writer and musicologist Deryck Cooke (1919) and singer/actor Harve Presnell (1933).

Happy 87th birthday tenor Toni Krämer.

Happy 72nd birthday tenor Raúl Giménez.