On This Day

Events in Music on July 16

Music Premiere

1782 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's opera "Die Entführung aus dem Serail" premieres in Vienna with Mozart conducting

  • 1955 "Golden Horseshoe Revue" 1st of 50,000+ performances, Disneyland
  • 1966 "Half a Sixpence" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 512 performances

Music Concert

1972 Smokey Robinson and the Miracles final live performance

  • 1994 "Sisters Rosensweig" closes at Barrymore Theater NYC after 556 performances
  • 1995 "Buttons on Broadway" closes at Ambassador Theater NYC after 40 performances
  • 1995 "Chronicles of a Death Foretold" closes at Plymouth NYC after 55 performances

Film Premiere

2018 Musical film sequel "Mamma Mia! - Here We Go Again" premieres at Hammersmith-Apollo, London; worldwide box office receipts total over $400 million