August 1876 in Music

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Events in Music


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 13 The Bayreuth Festspielhaus opens with the first complete performance of Richard Wagner's Ring Cycle

Composer Richard Wagner
Composer
Richard Wagner
  • Aug 16 Opera "Siegfried" premieres in Bayreuth
  • Aug 17 Wagner's opera "Götterdämmerung" premieres in Bayreuth

Birthdays in Music


Person of interestMata Hari

Aug 7 Mata Hari [Margaretha Geertruida Zelle], Dutch exotic dancer, courtesan and WWI spy, born in Leeuwarden, Netherlands (d. 1917)

Exotic dancer, courtesan and convicted German spy Mata Hari
Exotic dancer, courtesan and convicted German spy
Mata Hari