Sadly no videos of that production . . . but

On this day in 1724 Handel‘s Giulio Cesare in Egitto premiered in London.

On this day in 1816 Rossini‘s Barbiere di Siviglia had its disastrous premiere in Rome

Birthday anniversaries of director and administrator Carl Ebert (1887),
sopranos Nadine Conner and Margareta Hallin (both in 1931),
and tenor Giorgio Merighi (1939)

Happy 73rd birthday composer Anthony Davis

Happy 71st birthday conductor Riccardo Chailly