On This Day

Events in Music in 1885

  • Mar 14 Gilbert & Sullivan's comic opera "Mikado" premieres in London at the Savoy Theatre
  • Mar 15 1st performance of Caesar Franck's "Lesson Djinns"
  • Mar 20 Yiddish theater opens in NY with Goldfaden operetta
  • Apr 30 Boston Pops Orchestra forms
  • Jun 6 Opera "Lakmé" is produced (Paris)
  • Oct 24 Johann Strauss' operetta "Zigeunerbaron (Gypsy Baron)" premieres in Vienna
  • Oct 25 Johannes Brahms' 4th Symphony in E premieres
  • Nov 9 Opera "Ermine" premieres in London
  • Nov 30 Opera "El Cid" premieres (Paris)
  • Dec 2 Opera "Regina di Saba" premieres in Vienna