Born on this day in 1898 soprano Lily Pons

Born on this day in 1933 soprano Montserrat Caballe

Happy 76th birthday soprano Mariella Devia

On this day in 1826 Carl Maria von Weber‘s Oberon premiered in London
On this day in 1960 Bob Merrill‘s musical Carnival! opened on Broadway
Birthday anniversaries of baritones Thomas Hemsley (1927), Peter-Christoph Runge (1933) and Hans Helm (1934)