Year 1862 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Feb 10 Julius Benedict and Dion Boucicault's opera "Lily of Killarney" premieres at Convent Garden in London
  • Feb 28 Charles Gounod's opera "La Reine de Saba" premieres in Paris
  • Aug 9 Hector Berlioz's opera "Beatrice et Benedict" premieres in Baden-Baden, Germany
  • Nov 22 Opera "La Forza del Destino" by Giuseppe Verdi debuts at Bolshoi Theatre in St. Petersburg, Russia [Nov 10 O.S.]

Musicians Who Died in 1862

  • Jan 5 Franz Joseph Fröhlich, German composer, dies at 81
  • Feb 7 František Jan Škroup, Czech composer (Kde domov můj? - Czech national anthem), dies at 61
  • Mar 8 Adrien de La Fage, composer, dies at 56
  • Mar 17 Fromental Halévy, French composer, dies at 62
  • Apr 7 Sydney Nelson, composer, dies at 62

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