Today is the great artist’s 72nd birthday. His career has been unique. The best way to observe his anniversary is to let him do it himself. Listen to this remarkable recording of the great aria from Meyerbeer’s L’Africaine made in performance in San Francisco 42 years ago. At this time he was already 15 years into his extraordinary career which now encompasses 144 roles. Since he seems to be able to do anything, perhaps we should ask him to fix healthcare in the US – no the whole world.