On this day in 1862 Gounod’s La Reine de Saba premiered in Paris.

Born on this day in 1935 soprano Sylvia Geszty.

On February 29 1836 Meyerbeer’s Les Huguenots premiered in Paris.

February 29 is the birthday anniversary of composer Gioachino Rossini (1792) and songstress Dinah Shore (1916)

And happy 91st birthday soprano Reri Grist!