Events in Music on March 19

  • 1859 Opera "Faust" by Charles Gounod premieres in Paris
  • 1864 Opera "Mireille" premieres in Paris
  • 1870 The opera "Guarany" premieres in Milan

Music History

1906 Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari's "Quattro Rusteghi" premieres in Munich

  • 1917 Victor Herbert and Harry Blossom's operetta "Eileen", loosely based on a novel by Herbert's grandfather, premieres at Shubert Theater, New York City
  • 1941 Jimmy Dorsey & orchestra record "Green Eyes" & "Maria Elena"
  • 1944 British composer Michael Tippett's oratorio "A Child of Our Time" premieres at the Adelphi Theatre, London, England

Music Premiere

1959 George Weiss, Bo Goldman, and Glenn Paxton musical "First Impressions", adapted from Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice", starring Polly Bergen; Farley Granger, and Hermione Gingold, opens at Alvin Theater, NYC; runs for 84 performances

  • 1960 "Redhead" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 455 performances
  • 1962 "All American" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 80 performances
  • 1966 "Poussé Cafe" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 3 performances
  • 1972 "To Live Another Summer" closes at Helen Hayes NYC after 173 performances
  • 1975 "Dr Jazz" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 5 performances
  • 1992 "Master Builder" opens at Belasco Theater NYC for 45 performances
  • 1995 "Translations" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 25 performances
  • 1995 "Uncle Vanya" closes at Circle in Sq Theater NYC after 29 performances

Hall of Fame

2001 16th Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees: Aerosmith; Solomon Burke; The Flamingos; Michael Jackson; Queen; Paul Simon; Steely Dan; Ritchie Valens; James Burton; Johnnie Johnson; and Chris Blackwell

  • 2019 Singer Sam Smith comes out as non-binary in interview on Jameela Jamil’s Instagram show