Robert Sabin in Musical America:

Miss Arroyo (after a muffled start) made the offstage voice sound really celestial.

On this day in 1885 W S Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan’s The Mikado premiered in London.

Birthday anniversaries of composer Georg Philipp Telemann (1681), sopranos Sari Barabas (1918) and Rachel Mathes (1941) and tenor Loren Driscoll (1928).

Happy birthday to parterre box scribe Gabrielle Ferrari!