I was trying to think of various creative ways to mark the day, and devising all manner of tenuous links, because she is under-represented on YouTube and the best of the few clips there are is the trailer for Vec Makropulos, not exactly a birthday sort of opera. (And I resisted posting this.) But then I stopped complicating matters and watched this and do you know what? Sometimes simple is best.
A very happy birthday to the beautiful Cheryl Barker.