On this day in 1987 tenor Jerry Hadley made his Metropolitan Opera debut as Des Grieux.

On this day in 1824 Giacomo Meyerbeer’s opera Il Crociati in Egitto premiered in Venice.

Birthday anniversaries of composers Victor Massé (1822) and Maurice Ravel (1875) and baritones Eugene Holmes (1932 or 1934) and Claudio Nicolai (1929); and tenor Robert Gard (1927).