On This Day

Events in Music in 1903

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Jan 7 Vincent d'Indy's opera "L'etranger" premieres in Brussels

Composer Vincent d'Indy
Composer
Vincent d'Indy
  • Jan 13 Rhodes Opera House burns in Boyertown, Pennsylvania killing 170

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Feb 11 Anton Bruckner's 9th Symphony premieres in Vienna

Composer Anton Bruckner
Composer
Anton Bruckner
  • Jun 12 The Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity is founded at the University of Michigan School of Music
  • Oct 13 Victor Herbert and by Glen MacDonough's operetta "Babes in Toyland" premieres at Majestic Theater, New York City
  • Nov 15 Eugen d'Albert's opera "Tiefland" premieres in Prague
  • Nov 16 V Herbert & H Smith's musical "Babette" premieres in NYC

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 23 Enrico Caruso US debut (Metropolitan Opera House, NY) in "Rigoletto"

Operatic Tenor Enrico Caruso
Operatic Tenor
Enrico Caruso
  • Nov 27 Opera "Die Neugierigen Frauen" by Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari is produced in Munich
  • Dec 27 "Sweet Adeline", a barbershop quartet favorite, is first sung