On This Day

Events in Music in November 1955

  • Nov 5 The rebuilt Vienna State Opera reopens after it was destroyed in World War II, with Ludwig van Beethoven's "Fidelio"
  • Nov 10 "Vamp" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 60 performances

Contract of Interest

Nov 22 RCA Records make its best investment, paying $35,000 to Sun Records for Elvis Presley's contract

  • Nov 25 Walter Piston's 6th Symphony, composed to mark the 75th Anniversary of the Boston Symphony, premieres, led by Charles Munch
  • Nov 26 "Boy Friend" closes at Royale Theater NYC after 483 performances
  • Nov 30 "Pipe Dream" opens at Shubert Theater, NYC; runs for 245 performances