December 1815 in Music History

Events in Music

Music History

Dec 15 Italian composer Gioachino Rossini (24) gets commission from Teatro Argentina to write his opera "Almaviva", later known as "Il barbiere di Siviglia" (The Barber of Seville)

  • Dec 24 Karol Kurpiński's melodramatic opera "The Reward, or the Revival of the Polish Kingdom" premieres at the Warsaw Opera

Birthdays in Music

  • Dec 22 Lucien Petipa, French ballet dancer, born in Marseille, France (d. 1898)
  • Dec 25 Temistocle Solera, Italian opera composer, born in Ferrara (d. 1878)

Deaths in Music

  • Dec 19 Michel Woldemar, French violinist and composer, dies at 65
  • Dec 19 Robert Hudson, British tenor, organist, and composer, dies at 83