On This Day

Year 1858 in Music History

Events in Music

  • May 15 Royal Italian Opera opens in Covent Garden, London
  • Oct 21 Jacques Offenbach's operetta " Orpheus in the Underworld" (Orphée aux Enfers) premieres in Paris, includes "Infernal Galop" (can-can tune)
  • Nov 9 1st performance of NY Symphony Orchestra

Musicians Who Died in 1858

  • Jan 3 Rachel Félix [Elisabeth "Eliza/Élisa"], French singer and actress (Muse), dies at 36
  • Jan 8 Friedrich Karl Kuhmstedt, composer, dies at 48
  • Feb 19 Alois Basil Nikolaus Tomasini, Italian violinist and composer, dies at 78
  • Apr 3 Sigismund Ritter von Neukomm, Austrian composer and royal chaplain master, dies at 79
  • Apr 7 Anton Diabelli, Austria publisher and composer, dies at 76

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