Events in Music in 1882

Music Release

Jan 13 Richard Wagner completes his opera "Parsifal"

  • Feb 10 Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov's opera "Snyegurochka" premieres in St Petersburg
  • Jul 26 Richard Wagner's opera "Parsifal" premieres in Bayreuth, Germany

Music History

Aug 20 Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's "1812 Overture" debuts in Moscow

  • Nov 5 Bedřich Smetana's complete "Má Vlast" premieres, conducted by Adolf Čech, at Žofín Palace, Prague, Kingdom of Bohemia (now Czech Republic)

Music History

Dec 10 Johannes Brahms' choir and orchestra piece "Gesang der Parzen" (Song of the Fates) premieres in Basel

  • Dec 11 Boston's Bijou Theatre, 1st American playhouse lit exclusively by electricity, 1st performance, Gilbert & Sullivan's "Iolanthe"