Born on this day baritones Cornell MacNeil, Ettore Bastianini (both in 1922) and Pablo Elvira (1938).
On this day in 1974 the Metropolitan Opera opened its season with a revival of I Vespri Siciliani.
Born on this day in 1894 soprano Elisabeth Rethberg.
On this day in 1968 mezzo-soprano Shirley Verrett made her Metropolitan Opera debut as Carmen.
Happy 86th birthday actress Sophia Loren.
On this day in 1904 female impersonator Julian Eltinge made his Broadway debut in the Jerome Kern musical Mr. Wix of Wickham.
Born on this day in 1905 actress Greta Garbo.
On this day in 1973, the Metropolitan Opera opened its season with a performance of Il trovatore featuring Plácido Domingo, Martina Arroyo, Cornell MacNeil, Mignon Dunn and John Macurdy.
Left this world on this day 43 years ago in Paris.
Born on this day in 1945 soprano Jessye Norman.
On this day in 1954 Britten’s Turn of the Screw premiered in Venice.
Born on this day in 1903 actress Claudette Colbert.
On this day in 1866 the Broadway musical was born. Sort of.
Born on this day in day in 1995 1895 composer Herbert Stothart.
Born on this day in 1890 designer Elsa Schiaparelli.
Born on this day in 1873 opera and stage director Max Reinhardt.
Born on this day in 1921 actress Alexis Smith.
Happy 83rd birthday actress, singer and comedienne Jo Anne Worley.
Happy 60th birthday soprano Karita Mattila.
Happy 89th birthday actress, singer, and dancer Mitzi Gaynor.
Born on this day in 1910 soprano and founder of the Harlem School of the Arts Dorothy Maynor.
On this day in 1924, the operetta Rose-Marie opened at the Imperial Theatre, to run 557 performances.
Born on this day in 1922 actress and singer Yvonne de Carlo.
On this day in 1940 Vivien Leigh married Laurence Olivier.
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