Events in Music on August 17

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1876 Richard Wagner's opera "Götterdämmerung" premieres in Bayreuth

Composer Richard Wagner
Richard Wagner
  • 1883 The first public performance of the Dominican Republic's national anthem, Himno Nacional.
  • 1939 "The Wizard of Oz" opens at Loews Capitol Theatre in NY
  • 1946 Arthur Honegger's 3rd Symphony "Liturgique" premieres
  • 1980 "Blackstone" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 104 performances
  • 2004 The National Assembly of Serbia unanimously adopts new state symbols for Serbia: Boze Pravde becomes the new anthem and the coat of arms is adopted for the whole country.