Gabriela Benacková does the honors.

On this day in 1725 Handel‘s Tamerlano premiered in London

On this day in 1862 Verdi‘s La forza del destino premiered in St Petersburg

Birthday anniversaries:
Born on this day in 1883 conductor Ernest Ansermet (1883)
and soprano Gertrude Grob-Prandl (1917)

Happy 80th birthday soprano Britt-Marie Aruhn