On This Day

Events in Music in 1871

  • Oct 6 Fisk Jubilee Singers begin 1st national tour
  • Dec 24 Giusseppi Verdi's "Aida" opera premieres in Cairo
  • Dec 26 Gilbert and Sullivan collaborate for the first time, on their lost opera, Thespis. It does modestly well, but the two would not collaborate again for four years.