Short-lived Metropolitan Opera careers; on this day Metropolitan opera debuts of:
soprano Radmila Bakocevic as Cio Cio San (1968) (8 performances)
soprano Arlene Saunders as Eva (3 performances, only role)
tenor Jean Cox as Walther (8 performances, only role)
and Gunther Leib as Beckmesser in Der Meistersinger (1976) (6 performances, only role)

Birthday anniversaries of writer and librettist Hans Christian Andersen (1805),
novelist Emile Zola (1840),
baritone George Cehanovsky and bass-baritone Rudolf Bockelmann (both in 1892),
conductor Kurt Herbert Adler (1905),
and tenors Alain Vanzo and Fritz Uhl (both in 1928)

Happy 96th birthday soprano April Cantelo
Happy 94th birthday mezzo-soprano Barbro Ericson