Opera in History (Part 3)

Events in Music

Events 201 - 300 of 332

  • 1897-03-12 Vincent d'Indy's opera "Fervaal" premieres in Brussells
  • 1897-10-08 Emperor Karl Joseph I named Gustav Mahler director of Opera
  • 1898-11-22 Opera "Iris" premieres (Rome)

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1900-01-14 Giacomo Puccini's opera "Tosca" premieres in Rome

Composer Giacomo Puccini
Giacomo Puccini
  • 1900-02-02 Gustave Charpentiers opera "Louise" premieres in Paris
  • 1900-08-27 Gabriel Fauré's opera/cantata "Prométhée" premieres in Beziers
  • 1901-11-20 Opera "Grisélidis" is produced (Paris)
  • 1901-11-21 Richard Strauss' opera "Feuersnot" premieres in Dresden
  • 1902-02-18 Opera "Hunchback of Notre Dame" premieres in Monte Carlo
  • 1902-02-28 Jules Massenets opera premieres in Monte Carlo
  • 1902-04-30 Debussy's opera "Pelléas et Mélissande" premieres in Paris
  • 1902-11-25 Franz Lehar's opera "Wiener Frauen" premieres in Vienna
  • 1903-01-07 Vincent d'Indy's opera "L'etranger" premieres in Brussells
  • 1903-01-12 Rhodes Opera House burns in Boyertown, Pennsylvania killing 170
  • 1903-11-15 Eugen d'Albert's opera "Tiefland" premieres in Prague
  • 1903-11-23 Enrico Caruso US debut (Metropolitan Opera House, NY) in "Rigoletto"
  • 1903-11-27 Opera "Die Heugierigen Frauen" is produced (Munich)
  • 1904-01-21 Leos Janacek's opera "Jenufa" premieres in Brno
  • 1904-02-17 Giacomo Puccini's opera "Madama Butterfly" premieres in Milan
  • 1905-12-09 Richard Strauss' opera "Salome" premieres in Dresden
  • 1907-05-10 Paul Dukas' opera "Ariane et Barbe Bleue" premieres in Paris
  • 1907-12-31 Gustav Mahler conducts the Metropolitan Opera
  • 1908-01-13 Rhoads Opera House fire in Boyertown, PA killing 171 people.
  • 1908-01-25 John Blockx's opera "Baldie" premieres in Antwerp
  • 1908-11-16 Arturo Toscanini begins conducting NY's Metropolitan Opera
  • 1909-11-04 Opera "Il Segreto di Susanna" is produced (Munich)
  • 1910-01-22 Opera "Germania" premieres in NYC
  • 1910-03-18 1st opera by an US composer (Converse) performed at the Met, NYC
  • 1910-12-28 Opera "Konigskinder" is produced (NYC)
  • 1911-01-26 Richard Strauss's opera "Die Rosenkavalier" premieres, Dresden
  • 1911-02-25 Victor Herbert's opera "Natoma" premieres in Philadelphia
  • 1911-05-19 Maurice Ravel's opera "L'Heure Espagnole" premieres in Paris
  • 1911-11-18 Opera "Lobetanz" first American performance
  • 1911-12-23 Opera "I Gioielli Della Madonna" is produced (Berlin)
  • 1913-03-04 Gabriel Faure's opera "Penelope" premieres in Monte Carlo
  • 1914-01-24 Opera "Madeleine" premieres in NYC
  • 1914-02-19 Riccardo Zandonai's opera "Francesco da Rimini" premieres in Turin
  • 1914-05-15 Henri Rabaud's opera "Marouf, Savetier de Caire" premieres in Paris
  • 1915-01-25 Giordano, Sardou & Moreau's opera "Madame Sans Gêne" premieres in NYC
  • 1915-09-29 Dutch Opera's 1st performance
  • 1916-01-28 Opera "Goyescas" premieres (NYC)
  • 1918-02-01 Franz Lehar's opera "Wo die Lerche singt" premieres in Budapest
  • 1918-12-14 Giacomo Puccini's opera "Il Trittico" premieres in NYC
  • 1919-04-19 Opera "Monsieur Beaucaire" is produced (London)
  • 1921-10-23 Leos Janacek's opera "Kat'a Kabanova" premieres in Brno
  • 1922-10-22 Parsifal Place laid out in Bronx, named for knight in Wagner's Opera
  • 1924-10-14 Arnold Schoeberg's opera "Die Gluckliche Hand" premieres in Vienna
  • 1925-01-14 Alban Berg's atonale opera "Wozzeck" premieres in Berlin
  • 1925-04-23 1st London performance of operetta "Fasquita" staged
  • 1925-10-15 Willem Landre's opera "Beatrice" premieres in The Hague
  • 1926-04-25 Giacomo Puccini's opera "Turandot" premieres in Milan

  • 1926-12-16 Darius Milhauds opera "Le Pauvre Matelot" premieres in Paris
  • 1927-01-21 1st national opera broadcast from a US opera house (Faust, Chicago)
  • 1927-02-21 Franz Lehr's opera "Der Zarewitsch" premieres
  • 1928-08-31 Brecht & Weil's play " The Threepenny Opera " premieres
  • 1930-01-18 Shostakovitch's opera "The Nose" premieres in Leningrad
  • 1930-02-01 Arnold Schönbergs opera, Von heute auf Morgen premieres in Frankfurt
  • 1930-11-18 Sjostakovitch's opera "The Nose" premieres in Lenningrad
  • 1931-02-07 US opera "Peter Ibbetson" by Deems Taylor premieres at Met Opera, New York City
  • 1931-09-17 Operetta "Victoria & Her Husband" premieres in London
  • 1931-11-11 Cornerstones laid for Opera House & Veteran's Building in San Francisco
  • 1931-12-25 NY's Metropolitan Opera broadcasts an entire opera over radio
  • 1933-03-23 Kroll Opera in Berlin opens
  • 1933-07-01 Strauss & von Hofmannsthal's opera "Arabella," premieres in Dresden
  • 1934-01-22 Dmitri Shostakovitch's opera "Lady MacBeth" premieres in Leningrad
  • 1934-02-10 Virgil Thomson and Gertrude Stein's opera Four Saints in Three Acts premieres in NYC
  • 1934-02-20 Virgil Thomson's opera "4 Saints in 3 Acts" opens in NYC
  • 1934-10-20 Richard Strauss completes his opera "Die Schweigsame Frau"
  • 1935-11-15 "A Night at the Opera", directed by Sam Wood, starring the Marx Brothers, is released

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1935-12-26 Stalin views Dmitri Sjostakovitsj' opera "Lady Macbeth"

Soviet General Secretary Joseph Stalin
Soviet General Secretary
Joseph Stalin
  • 1936-01-28 Pravda criticizes Shostakovitch's "Lady Macbeth" opera
  • 1938-05-28 Hindemiths opera "Mathis der Maler" premieres in Zurich
  • 1940-03-10 1st US opera telecast, W2XBS, NYC, I Pagliacci
  • 1940-04-16 Heitor Villa-Lobos' opera "Izaht" premieres in Rio de Janeiro
  • 1943-12-23 1st telecast of a complete opera (Hansel & Gretel), Schenectady, NY

Music concertMusic Concert

1944-01-18 The Metropolitan Opera House in New York City hosts a jazz concert for the first time. The performers were Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman, Lionel Hampton, Artie Shaw, Roy Eldridge and Jack Teagarden.

Jazz Musician Louis Armstrong
Jazz Musician
Louis Armstrong
  • 1945-06-05 Benjamin Britten's opera "Peter Grimes" premieres in London
  • 1947-02-18 Gian Carlo Menotti's opera "Telephone" premieres in NYC
  • 1948-05-24 Benjamin Britten's "Beggar's Opera" premieres in Cambridge
  • 1948-06-12 "William Tell" French opera by Gioachino Rossini premieres in Salle Le Peletier, Paris
  • 1948-11-29 1st opera to be televised, "Othello", broadcast from the Met (NYC)
  • 1950-03-15 Gian Carlo Menotti's opera "Consul" opens at Barrymore Theater NYC for 269 performances
  • 1950-05-12 Darius Milhauds opera "Bolivar" premieres in Paris
  • 1950-12-13 "Let's Make an Opera" opens at John Golden Theater NYC for 5 performances
  • 1950-12-16 "Let's Make an Opera" closes at John Golden Theater NYC after 5 performances
  • 1951-09-11 Stravinsky's opera "Rake's Progress," premieres in Venice
  • 1951-12-01 Benjamin Britten's opera "Billy Budd" premieres in London
  • 1951-12-24 1st televised opera (Amahl & Night Visitor)
  • 1952-11-06 Dmitri Shostakovitch's cantata "About our Fatherland" premieres
  • 1954-09-14 Benjamin Britten's opera 'Turn of the Screw' premieres in Venice
  • 1954-12-03 William Walton's opera "Troilus & Cressida" premieres in London
  • 1954-12-27 Gian Carlo Menotti's opera "Saint" premieres in NYC

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1955-01-07 Marian Anderson becomes the 1st African American to perform with the New York Metropolitan Opera

  • 1955-11-04 The rebuilt Vienna State Opera reopens with Ludwig van Beethoven's Fidelio after it was totally destroyed in World War II
  • 1955-11-05 New Vienna Opera house opens (Austria)
  • 1956-07-07 Douglas Moore/John Latouche' opera "Ballad of Baby Doe," premieres
  • 1957-01-26 Bernanos & Poulenc's opera "Dialogue des Carmelites" premieres
  • 1957-08-11 Paul Hindemith's opera "Harmonie der Welt" premieres in Munich
  • 1961-05-20 Henzes opera "Elegy for Young Lovers," premieres in Schwetzingen

Music concertMusic Concert

1961-07-23 American opera singer Grace Bumbry becomes the first black singer to perform at the Bayreuth Festival, Germany, she earns 42 curtain calls

Opera Singer Grace Bumbry
Opera Singer
Grace Bumbry

Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 201 - 206 of 206

  • 1970-02-27 Patricia Petibon, French opera singer
  • 1970-10-13 Paul Potts, British Opera singer and winner of Britain's Got Talent
  • 1971-09-18 Anna Netrebko, Russian opera singer
  • 1972-12-21 Erwin Schrott, Uruguayan opera singer
  • 1978-01-06 Nikki Einfeld, Canadian opera singer
  • 1987-04-16 Milton J Cross, American TV announcer (Met Opera Auditions of the Air), born in NYC, New York

Weddings in Music

Deaths in Music