On this day in 1937 mezzo soprano Jennie Tourel made her Met debut as Thomas‘s Mignon. Here singing another composer’s interpretation of Goethe‘s character:

Birthday anniversary of composer Michael William Balfe (1808),
librettist Georges Hartmann aka Henri Gremont (1843),
baritone Walter Cassel (1910),
and bass Ulrik Cold (1939)

On this day in 1889 Massenet‘s Esclarmonde premiered in Paris
On this day in 1914 Rabaud‘s opera Marouf premiered at the Opéra Comique