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On This Day in Music for May 15

Events in Music

  • 1858 Royal Italian Opera opens in Covent Garden, London
  • 1891 Jules Massenet's opera "Grisélidis" premieres in Paris
  • 1914 Henri Rabaud's opera "Marouf, savetier de Caire" premieres in Paris
  • 1941 Nazi occupiers in Netherlands forbid Jewish music
  • 1960 Dmitri Shostakovich's 7th String quartet premieres in Leningrad
  • 1967 Paul McCartney meets his future wife, American photographer Linda Eastman
  • 1971 "70, Girls, 70" closes at Broadhurst Theater, NYC, after 35 performances
  • 1972 "Hard Job Being God" opens at Edison Theater, NYC; runs for 6 performances
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Musicians Born on May 15

  • 1567 Claudio Monteverdi, Italian composer and pioneer in development of opera (L'Orfeo, espro della Beata Vergine), baptized in Cremona, Italy (d. 1643)
  • 1754 Pierre Dutillieu, composer
  • 1759 Maria Theresia von Paradis, composer
  • 1764 Johann Nepomuk Kalcher, composer
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Weddings in Music

  • 1948 American dancer and actress Cyd Charisse (26) weds American pop singer Tony Martin (34)
  • 2015 Former Spice Girl Geri Halliwell (42) weds F1 racing team boss Christian Horner (41) in Bedfordshire, England
  • 2021 American pop star Ariana Grande (28) weds realtor Dalton Gomez (25) at home in Montecito, California

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