On this day in 1967 the Marc Chagall production of Mozart‘s The Magic Flute was unveiled at the Met. Soprano Lucia Popp made her Met debut as the Queen of the Night.

Birthday anniversaries of composer Luigi Boccherini (1743),
soprano Adelina Patti (1843),
baritone (and Brigitte’s father) Willi Domgraf-Fassbänder (1897),
and director and designer Jean-Pierre Ponnelle (1932)

Happy 85th birthday tenor Vladimir Atlantov
Happy 81st birthday mezzo-soprano Stefania Toczyska