On this day in 1781 the premiere of Mozart’s Idomeneo in Munich.

Birthday anniversaries of composers Daniel-François-Esprit Auber (1782), Frederick Delius (1862) and Luigi Nono (1924); sopranos Maria Müller (1898) and Lois Marshall (1924); mezzo Ira Malaniuk (1919) and tenor Gegam Grigorian (1951).

Happy 84th birthdays to tenor Ermanno Mauro (some sources say January 20) and soprano and director Lorna Haywood. Happy 83rd birthday bass Justino Díaz.