On This Day

Events in Music in 1890

  • May 17 Pietro Mascagni's opera "Rustic Chivalry" premieres in Rome at the Teatro Costanzi
  • Jun 9 Comic opera "Robin Hood" by Reginald De Koven, Harry B. Smith, and Clement Scott premieres in Chicago
  • Nov 4 Alexander Borodin's opera "Prince Igor" debuts at Mariinsky Theatre, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • Nov 4 Alexander Borodin's opera "Prince Igor" premieres in Petersburg

Music Premiere

Dec 5 Hector Berlioz's opera "Les Troyens" premieres in Karlsruhe, Germany