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Revival of "A View from the Bridge" opens on Broadway

A View from the Bridge is a play by American playwright Arthur Miller. It was 1st staged as a one-act verse drama with A Memory of Two Mondays at the Coronet Theatre on Broadway. The play is set in 1950s America, in an Italian-American neighborhood near the Brooklyn Bridge in New York. It employs a chorus and narrator in the character of Alfieri. Eddie, the tragic protagonist, has an improper love of, and almost obsession with, Catherine, his wife Beatrice's orphaned niece.

Contemporary classical composer Leon Kirchner is born

Leon Kirschner was an American composer of contemporary classical music. He began his music studies at the age of four. Kirschner was a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and he won a Pulitzer Prize for his String Quartet No. 3.

Mussorgsky's opera "Boris Godunov" premieres

Modest Mussorgsky's opera "Boris Godunov" was composed between 1868 and 1873 in Saint Petersburg and was premiered in Mariinsky Theatre. It is Mussorgsky's only completed opera and is considered his masterpiece. Its subjects are the Russian ruler Boris Godunov, who reigned as Tsar during the Time of Troubles, and his nemesis, the False Dmitriy.

Pulitzer prize-winning novelist Edith Wharton is born

Edith Newbold Jones, more commonly known as Edith Wharton, was a Pulitzer Prize-winning American novelist, short story writer, and designer. She was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1927, 1928 and 1930. Wharton received a Pulitzer Prize for literature for her novel The Age of Innocence. She was also the first woman to win this prize.

Bellini's opera "I puritani" premieres at Théâtre-Italien, Paris

I puritani (The Puritans) is an opera by Vincenzo Bellini. It was originally written in two acts and later changed to three acts on the advice of Gioachino Rossini, with whom the young composer had become friends. The music was set to a libretto by Count Carlo Pepoli.

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