On This Day

Events in Music on December 23

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1893 Opera "Hansel und Gretel" by Engelbert Humperdinck and his sister Adelheid Wette premieres in Weimar, conducted by Richard Strauss

Composer and Conductor Richard Strauss
Composer and Conductor
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

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1948 "Cinderella" the first full-length ballet by Frederick Ashton with music by Sergei Prokofiev is first presented by Sadler's Wells Ballet at Covent Garden, London

Choreographer Frederick Ashton
Choreographer
Frederick Ashton
  • 1958 Musical Revue "Party with Comden & Green" opens at John Golden NYC for 38 performances
  • 1974 "Good News" opens at St James Theater NYC for 16 performances

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1974 Premier of Dmitri Shostakovich' Suite on Verses of Michelangelo Buonarroti song cycle in Leningrad

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