On this day in 1922 the Met introduced Così fan tutte to its repertoire.

On this day in 2011 the first Metropolitan Opera performance of Rossini’s Le Comte Ory.

Birthday anniversaries of soprano Maria Malibran (1808). bass Fritz Ollendorf (1912) sopranos Luisa Bosabalian (1936) and Christiane Eda-Pierre (1932) and director and designer Herbert Wernicke (1946).