Opera in History (Part 3)

Events in Music

Events 201 - 300 of 328

  • 1897-03-12 Vincent d'Indy's opera "Fervaal" premieres in Brussells
  • 1897-10-08 Emperor Karl Joseph I named Gustav Mahler director of Opera
  • 1898-11-22 Opera "Iris" premieres (Rome)
  • 1900-01-02 Gustave Charpentiers opera "Louise," premieres in Paris

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1900-01-14 Giacomo Puccini's opera "Tosca" premieres in Rome

Composer Giacomo Puccini
Giacomo Puccini
  • 1900-02-02 Gustave Charpentiers opera "Louise" premieres in Paris
  • 1900-08-27 Gabriel Fauré's opera/cantata "Prométhée" premieres in Beziers
  • 1901-11-20 Opera "Grisélidis" is produced (Paris)
  • 1901-11-21 Richard Strauss' opera "Feuersnot" premieres in Dresden
  • 1902-02-18 Opera "Hunchback of Notre Dame" premieres in Monte Carlo
  • 1902-02-28 Jules Massenets opera premieres in Monte Carlo
  • 1902-04-30 Debussy's opera "Pelléas et Mélissande" premieres in Paris
  • 1902-11-25 Franz Lehar's opera "Wiener Frauen" premieres in Vienna
  • 1903-01-07 Vincent d'Indy's opera "L'etranger" premieres in Brussells
  • 1903-01-12 Rhodes Opera House burns in Boyertown, Pennsylvania killing 170
  • 1903-11-15 Eugen d'Albert's opera "Tiefland" premieres in Prague
  • 1903-11-23 Enrico Caruso US debut (Metropolitan Opera House, NY) in "Rigoletto"
  • 1903-11-27 Opera "Die Heugierigen Frauen" is produced (Munich)
  • 1904-01-21 Leos Janacek's opera "Jenufa" premieres in Brno
  • 1904-02-17 Giacomo Puccini's opera "Madama Butterfly" premieres in Milan
  • 1905-12-09 Richard Strauss' opera "Salome" premieres in Dresden
  • 1907-05-10 Paul Dukas' opera "Ariane et Barbe Bleue" premieres in Paris
  • 1907-12-31 Gustav Mahler conducts the Metropolitan Opera
  • 1908-01-13 Rhoads Opera House fire in Boyertown, PA killing 171 people.
  • 1908-01-25 John Blockx's opera "Baldie" premieres in Antwerp
  • 1908-11-16 Arturo Toscanini begins conducting NY's Metropolitan Opera
  • 1909-11-04 Opera "Il Segreto di Susanna" is produced (Munich)
  • 1910-01-22 Opera "Germania" premieres in NYC
  • 1910-03-18 1st opera by an US composer (Converse) performed at the Met, NYC
  • 1910-12-28 Opera "Konigskinder" is produced (NYC)
  • 1911-01-26 Richard Strauss's opera "Die Rosenkavalier" premieres, Dresden
  • 1911-02-25 Victor Herbert's opera "Natoma" premieres in Philadelphia
  • 1911-05-19 Maurice Ravel's opera "L'Heure Espagnole" premieres in Paris
  • 1911-11-18 Opera "Lobetanz" first American performance
  • 1911-12-23 Opera "I Gioielli Della Madonna" is produced (Berlin)
  • 1913-03-04 Gabriel Faure's opera "Penelope" premieres in Monte Carlo
  • 1914-01-24 Opera "Madeleine" premieres in NYC
  • 1914-02-19 Riccardo Zandonai's opera "Francesco da Rimini" premieres in Turin
  • 1914-05-15 Henri Rabaud's opera "Marouf, Savetier de Caire" premieres in Paris
  • 1915-01-25 Giordano, Sardou & Moreau's opera "Madame Sans Gêne" premieres in NYC
  • 1915-09-29 Dutch Opera's 1st performance
  • 1916-01-28 Opera "Goyescas" premieres (NYC)
  • 1918-02-01 Franz Lehar's opera "Wo die Lerche singt" premieres in Budapest
  • 1918-12-14 Giacomo Puccini's opera "Il Trittico" premieres in NYC
  • 1919-04-19 Opera "Monsieur Beaucaire" is produced (London)
  • 1921-10-23 Leos Janacek's opera "Kat'a Kabanova" premieres in Brno
  • 1922-10-22 Parsifal Place laid out in Bronx, named for knight in Wagner's Opera
  • 1924-10-14 Arnold Schoeberg's opera "Die Gluckliche Hand" premieres in Vienna
  • 1925-01-14 Alban Berg's atonale opera "Wozzeck" premieres in Berlin
  • 1925-04-23 1st London performance of operetta "Fasquita" staged
  • 1925-10-15 Willem Landre's opera "Beatrice" premieres in The Hague

  • 1926-04-25 Giacomo Puccini's opera "Turandot" premieres in Milan
  • 1926-12-16 Darius Milhauds opera "Le Pauvre Matelot" premieres in Paris
  • 1927-01-21 1st national opera broadcast from a US opera house (Faust, Chicago)
  • 1927-02-21 Franz Lehr's opera "Der Zarewitsch" premieres
  • 1928-08-31 Brecht & Weil's play " The Threepenny Opera " premieres
  • 1930-01-18 Shostakovitch's opera "The Nose" premieres in Leningrad
  • 1930-02-01 Arnold Schönbergs opera, Von heute auf Morgen premieres in Frankfurt
  • 1930-11-18 Sjostakovitch's opera "The Nose" premieres in Lenningrad
  • 1931-02-07 US opera "Peter Ibbetson" by Deems Taylor premieres at Met Opera, New York City
  • 1931-09-17 Operetta "Victoria & Her Husband" premieres in London
  • 1931-11-11 Cornerstones laid for Opera House & Veteran's Building in San Francisco
  • 1931-12-25 NY's Metropolitan Opera broadcasts an entire opera over radio
  • 1933-03-23 Kroll Opera in Berlin opens
  • 1933-07-01 Strauss & von Hofmannsthal's opera "Arabella," premieres in Dresden
  • 1934-01-22 Dmitri Shostakovitch's opera "Lady MacBeth" premieres in Leningrad
  • 1934-02-10 Virgil Thomson and Gertrude Stein's opera Four Saints in Three Acts premieres in NYC
  • 1934-02-20 Virgil Thomson's opera "4 Saints in 3 Acts" opens in NYC
  • 1934-10-20 Richard Strauss completes his opera "Die Schweigsame Frau"
  • 1935-11-15 "A Night at the Opera", directed by Sam Wood, starring the Marx Brothers, is released

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1935-12-26 Stalin views Dmitri Sjostakovitsj' opera "Lady Macbeth"

Soviet General Secretary Joseph Stalin
Soviet General Secretary
Joseph Stalin
  • 1936-01-28 Pravda criticizes Shostakovitch's "Lady Macbeth" opera
  • 1938-05-28 Hindemiths opera "Mathis der Maler" premieres in Zurich
  • 1940-03-10 1st US opera telecast, W2XBS, NYC, I Pagliacci
  • 1940-04-16 Heitor Villa-Lobos' opera "Izaht" premieres in Rio de Janeiro
  • 1943-12-23 1st telecast of a complete opera (Hansel & Gretel), Schenectady, NY

Music concertMusic Concert

1944-01-18 The Metropolitan Opera House in New York City hosts a jazz concert for the first time. The performers were Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman, Lionel Hampton, Artie Shaw, Roy Eldridge and Jack Teagarden.

Jazz Musician Louis Armstrong
Jazz Musician
Louis Armstrong
  • 1945-06-05 Benjamin Britten's opera "Peter Grimes" premieres in London
  • 1947-02-18 Gian Carlo Menotti's opera "Telephone" premieres in NYC
  • 1948-05-24 Benjamin Britten's "Beggar's Opera" premieres in Cambridge
  • 1948-11-29 1st opera to be televised, "Othello", broadcast from the Met (NYC)
  • 1950-03-15 Gian Carlo Menotti's opera "Consul" opens at Barrymore Theater NYC for 269 performances
  • 1950-05-12 Darius Milhauds opera "Bolivar" premieres in Paris
  • 1950-12-13 "Let's Make an Opera" opens at John Golden Theater NYC for 5 performances
  • 1950-12-16 "Let's Make an Opera" closes at John Golden Theater NYC after 5 performances
  • 1951-09-11 Stravinsky's opera "Rake's Progress," premieres in Venice
  • 1951-12-01 Benjamin Britten's opera "Billy Budd" premieres in London
  • 1951-12-24 1st televised opera (Amahl & Night Visitor)
  • 1952-11-06 Dmitri Shostakovitch's cantata "About our Fatherland" premieres
  • 1954-09-14 Benjamin Britten's opera 'Turn of the Screw' premieres in Venice
  • 1954-12-03 William Walton's opera "Troilus & Cressida" premieres in London
  • 1954-12-27 Gian Carlo Menotti's opera "Saint" premieres in NYC

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1955-01-07 Marian Anderson becomes the 1st African American to perform with the New York Metropolitan Opera

  • 1955-11-04 The rebuilt Vienna State Opera reopens with Ludwig van Beethoven's Fidelio after it was totally destroyed in World War II
  • 1955-11-05 New Vienna Opera house opens (Austria)
  • 1956-07-07 Douglas Moore/John Latouche' opera "Ballad of Baby Doe," premieres
  • 1957-01-26 Bernanos & Poulenc's opera "Dialogue des Carmelites" premieres
  • 1957-08-11 Paul Hindemith's opera "Harmonie der Welt" premieres in Munich
  • 1961-05-20 Henzes opera "Elegy for Young Lovers," premieres in Schwetzingen
  • 1962-12-26 Dmitri Shostakovitch's opera "Katerina Ismailova" premieres in Moscow

Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 201 - 202 of 202

  • 1978-01-06 Nikki Einfeld, Canadian opera singer
  • 1987-04-16 Milton J Cross, American TV announcer (Met Opera Auditions of the Air), born in NYC, New York

Weddings in Music

Deaths in Music