On This Day

Events in Music on December 23

  • 1893 Opera "Hansel und Gretel" by Engelbert Humperdinck and his sister Adelheid Wette premieres in Weimar, conducted by Richard Strauss
  • 1911 Opera "I Gioielli Della Madonna" is produced (Berlin)
  • 1915 J Kern/S Greene's musical "Very Good Eddie" premieres in NYC
  • 1943 1st telecast of a complete opera (Hansel & Gretel), Schenectady, NY
  • 1958 "Party with Comden & Green" opens at John Golden NYC for 38 performances
  • 1966 Britain's rock TV show "Ready Steady Go" last program
  • 1974 "Good News" opens at St James Theater NYC for 16 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1974 Leningrad: premier of Dmitri Shostakovich' Michelangelo-liederen

  • 1990 "Lettice & Lovage" closes at Barrymore Theater NYC after 284 performances