On This Day

Events in Music in 1849

  • Mar 9 Carl Nikolais opera "Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor" premieres
  • Apr 16 Giacomo Meyerbeer's opera "Le proph├Ęte" premieres in Paris
  • May 10 Pack destroys Astor Place opera house in NYC (22 killed)
  • Jun 22 Stephen C Massett opens concert at San Francisco courthouse using only piano in California

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Dec 8 Giuseppe Verdi's opera "Luisa Miller" premieres in Naples

Composer Giuseppe Verdi
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Giuseppe Verdi
  • Dec 14 1st chamber music group in US gives their 1st concert (Boston)