Events in Music on June 26

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1870 Richard Wagner's opera "Valkyrie", second in his Ring Cycle premieres in Munich, featuring "Ride of the Valkyries"

Composer Richard Wagner
Richard Wagner
  • 1912 Gustav Mahler's 9th Symphony premieres in Vienna
  • 1924 Ziegfeld Follies opens on Broadway
  • 1966 "Time for Singing" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 41 performances
  • 1971 "Man of La Mancha" closes at ANTA Wash Sq Theater NYC after 2329 performances
  • 1973 London production of musical "Grease" premieres

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1977 Elvis Presley sings in Indianapolis, the last performance of his career

Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley
Singer & Cultural Icon
Elvis Presley
  • 1979 Rocker Nigel Olsson runs a stop sign, accidentally crashes & kills a driver
  • 1983 "Show Boat" closes at Uris Theater NYC after 73 performances

Music releaseMusic Recording

1984 Barbra Streisand records "Here We Are at Last"

Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand
  • 1991 "Getting Married" opens at Circle in Sq Theater NYC for 70 performances
  • 1994 "Broken Glass" closes at Booth Theater NYC after 73 performances
  • 1994 "Medea" closes at Longacre Theater NYC after 82 performances

Music releaseTheater Premiere

2013 Peter Ustinov's "The Moment of Truth" opens at Southwark Playhouse in London starring Bonnie Wright (Ginny Weasley)

Actress Bonnie Wright
Bonnie Wright