Happy 80th birthday soprano Judith Blegen.

On this day in 1996 the 25th Anniversary Gala for conductor J____ L_____ took place at the Met. Memories!

On this day in 1867 Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette premiered in Paris.

On this day in 1877 Massenet’s Le Roi de Lahore premiered in Paris

Birthday anniversaries of composers Louis Niedermeyer (1802), Friedrich von Flotow (1812) and Arthur Nevin (1871); soprano Delia Reinhardt (1892) and conductor Guido Cantelli (1920).

Photo by Cory Weaver.