On this day…

#OnThisDay 11th October 1949 Ballet Dancer Margot Fonteyn at the opening performance at the Metropolitan Opera

English ballerina Margot Fonteyn, one of the only dancers in history to hold the title of Prima Ballerina Assoluta, is seen here in a photograph dated the 11th of October, 1949.

Fonteyn was dancing the opening night performance at New York’s Metropolitan Opera House.

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On this day: Full house at the Metropolitan Opera

Full house at the old Metropolitan Opera House, New York City for a concert by pianist Josef Hofmann. 28th November, 1937.

800px-Metropolitan_Opera_House,_a_concert_by_pianist_Josef_Hofmann_-_NARA_541890_-_EditFull house at the old Metropolitan Opera House, New York City for a concert by pianist Josef Hofmann. November 28, 1937.