On This Day in Music for April 23

Events in Music

  • 1775 Opera "Il Ré Pastore" (The Shepherd King) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is first produced in Salzburg
  • 1881 Gilbert & Sullivan's opera "Patience" premieres at The Opera Comique, London
  • 1925 1st London performance of Franz Lehár’s operetta "Frasquita" staged
  • 1940 Dance hall fires kills 198 in Natchez, Mississippi
  • 1955 Robert Wright and George Forrest's musical "Kismet" closes at Ziegfeld Theater NYC after 583 performances
  • 1958 Robert Kurka's "The Good Soldier Schweik", with libretto written by Abe Meeropol, premieres at the New York City Opera
  • 1959 "Destry Rides Again" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 472 performances
  • 1961 Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick's musical comedy "Tenderloin" closes at 46th St Theater, NYC, after 216 performances
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Weddings in Music

  • 1963 American guitarist Jerry Garcia (20) weds Sara Ruppenthal in California; divorce in 1967
  • 2006 "Rascal Flatts" guitarist Joe Don Rooney (30) weds Playboy's 2005 Playmate of The Year Tiffany Fallon (31) in an intimate ceremony held on the beach at San Jose del Cabo, Mexico

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Musicians Who Died on Apr 23

  • 1670 Loreto Vittori, Italian composer and mezzo-soprano singer, dies at 69
  • 1691 Jean-Henri D'Anglebert, French composer, harpsichordist and organist, dies at 62
  • 1728 Tomas de Torrejon y Velasco, Spanish composer based in Peru, dies at 83
  • 1732 Cajetan Kolberer, German composer, dies at 63
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