Donal Henahan in The New York Times:

Livia Budai, a Hungarian mezzo-soprano with a hooty voice and little dramatic authority, failed utterly as Azucena. At the end of her big scene, she was impolitely but justifiably booed.

Born on this day in 1939 soprano Lucia Popp.

Birthday anniversaries of tenor Tudor Davies (1892) and bass Michael Langdon (1920).

Happy 75th birthday soprano, teacher and administrator Sheri Greenawald.