On This Day in Music for October 10

Events in Music

  • 1919 Richard Strauss and Hugo van Hofmannsthal's opera "Die Frau ohne Schatten" (The Woman Without A Shadow), premieres in Vienna, Austria
  • 1935 George Gershwin's "Porgy & Bess" opens on Broadway NY
  • 1938 Premier of Dmitri Shostakovich's 1st String Quartet
  • 1947 Rodgers & Hammerstein's musical "Allegro" premieres at Majestic Theater, NYC; runs for 318 performances
  • 1959 "Happy Town" closes at 84th St Theater NYC after 5 performances
  • 1960 "Laughs & Other Events" opens at Barrymore Theater NYC for 8 performances
  • 1961 "Milk & Honey" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 543 performances
  • 1965 "Drat! - The Cat!" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 8 performances
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Weddings in Music

  • 1774 Composer Antonio Salieri (24) weds Therese Helferstorfer
  • 1992 "Guns N' Roses" guiitarist Slash (27) weds first wife model-actress Renée Suran (27) in Marina del Rey, California; divorce in 1997
  • 2010 Actress and singer Alexa Vega (22) weds film producer Sean Covel (34) at the historical Homestake Opera House in South Dakota

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