On This Day

Events in Music in 1868

  • Mar 5 Arrigo Boito's opera "Mefistofele" premieres in Milan
  • Mar 9 The opera "Hamlet" by Ambroise Thomas premieres in Paris

Music Premiere

Apr 10 1st performance of Johannes Brahms' "A German Requiem"

Music Premiere

May 9 Anton Bruckner's 1st Symphony in C, premieres

  • May 16 Bedřich Smetana's opera "Dalibor" premieres at the New Town Theatre in Prague
  • Jun 21 Wagner's opera "Meistersinger von Nuernberg" premieres in Munich
  • Oct 22 Jacques Offenbach's opera "Genevieve de Brabant" premieres in NYC