Happy 81st birthday soprano Anna Tomowa-Sintow.

On this day in 1964 Fiddler on the Roof opened on Broadway.

Birthday anniversaries of baritone Herbert Janssen (1892), soprano Elisabeth Rethberg (1894) and stage director and librettist Colin Graham and conductor Nello Santi (both 1931).

Happy birthday to diva Karen Slack and longtime Friends of the Box Batty Masetto and Brad Wilber.

Happy first day of autumn!

Photo: Ken Howard / Metropolitan Opera