Opera in History (Part 3)

Events in Music

Events 201 - 300 of 383

  • 1892-04-28 1st performance of Antonin Dvorák's overture "Carneval"
  • 1892-05-21 Ruggero Leoncavallo's opera "I Pagliacci" premieres in Milan
  • 1892-08-27 NYC Metropolitan Opera House catches fire
  • 1892-12-26 Opera "Cristoforo Colombo" is produced (La Scala)

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1893-02-01 Giacomo Puccini's Opera "Manon Lescaut" premieres in Turin

Composer Giacomo Puccini
Giacomo Puccini

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1893-02-09 Giuseppe Verdi's opera "Falstaff" premieres in Milan

Composer Giuseppe Verdi
Giuseppe Verdi
  • 1893-06-01 Opera "Falstaff" is produced (Berlin)
  • 1893-12-23 Opera "Hansel und Gretel" by Engelbert Humperdinck and his sister Adelheid Wette premieres in Weimar, conducted by Richard Strauss
  • 1894-03-16 Jules Massenet's opera "Thaïs" premieres in Paris, includes piece “Méditation” for violin and orchestra
  • 1894-04-09 1st performance of Anton Bruckner's 5th Symphony in B in Graz
  • 1894-04-19 Jules Massenet's opera "Werther" premieres in NYC
  • 1895-04-14 1st performance of Gustav Mahler's (incomplete) 2nd Symphony
  • 1896-01-05 Isaac Albéniz' opera "Pepita Jiminez" premieres in Barcelona
  • 1896-02-01 Giacomo Puccini's Opera "La Boheme" premieres in Turin
  • 1896-03-23 Umberto Giordano's opera "Andrea Chénier" premieres in Milan
  • 1896-03-28 Umberto Giordano's opera "Andrea Chenier" premieres at La Scala, Milan with Giuseppe Borgatti singing the title role

  • 1896-05-20 The six ton chandelier of the Palais Garnier opera house in Paris falls on the crowd resulting in the death of one and the injury of many others
  • 1897-02-05 1st showing of a motion picture in Hawaii at the Hawaiian Opera House
  • 1897-03-12 Vincent d'Indy's opera "Fervaal" premieres in Brussells
  • 1897-10-08 Emperor Franz Joseph I names Gustav Mahler Director of the Vienna Court Opera
  • 1898-11-22 Opera "Iris" premieres (Rome)
  • 1899-03-05 1st performance of Edward MacDowell's 2nd Concerto in D
  • 1900-01-14 Giacomo Puccini's opera "Tosca" premieres in Rome
  • 1900-02-02 Gustave Charpentiers opera "Louise" premieres in Paris
  • 1900-08-27 Gabriel Fauré's opera/cantata "Prométhée" premieres in Beziers
  • 1901-03-14 1st performance of Anton Bruckner's 6th Symphony in A

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1901-05-29 Ignacy Jan Paderewski's opera "Manru" has its world premiere in Dresden

Pianist, Composer and Polish Prime Minister Ignacy Jan Paderewski
Pianist, Composer and Polish Prime Minister
Ignacy Jan Paderewski
  • 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
  • 1902-02-18 Jules Massenet's opera "Le jongleur de Notre-Dame" premieres in Monte Carlo
  • 1902-03-08 1st performance of Jean Sibelius' 2nd Symphony, his most popular, by the Helsinki Philharmonic Society
  • 1902-03-18 Italian operatic tenor Enrico Caruso becomes 1st well-known performer to make a record

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1902-04-30 Claude Debussy's only completed opera "Pelléas et Mélisande" premieres in Paris

Composer Claude Debussy
Claude Debussy
  • 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

  • 1903-01-13 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 Neugierigen Frauen" by Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari is produced in 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
  • 1906-03-10 1st performance of Maurice Ravel's "Sonatine"
  • 1907-05-10 Paul Dukas' opera "Ariane et Barbe Bleue" premieres in Paris
  • 1907-11-25 Jules Massenet's opera "Thaïs" has its first American performance in New York
  • 1908-11-16 Arturo Toscanini begins conducting NY's Metropolitan Opera
  • 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)
  • 1917-05-03 1st performance of Ernest Bloch's symphony "Israel"
  • 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, NY, named after a knight in Wagner's Opera
  • 1924-03-24 1st performance of Jean Sibelius' 7th Symphony in C at the Konsertföreningenin in Stockholm
  • 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 Lehár's opera "Der Zarewitsch" premieres
  • 1927-04-22 1st performance of Roger Sessions' Symphony in E
  • 1928-08-31 Brecht & Weil's play " The Threepenny Opera " premieres

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1930-01-18 Dmitri Shostakovich's satirical opera "The Nose" premieres in Leningrad

  • 1930-02-01 Arnold Schönbergs opera, Von heute auf Morgen premieres in Frankfurt
  • 1930-03-28 1st performance of Walter Piston's Suite for orchestra (Boston)
  • 1931-02-07 US opera "Peter Ibbetson" by Deems Taylor premieres at Met Opera, New York City
  • 1931-09-17 Operetta "Viktoria & Her Hussar" by Paul Abraham (adapted for English by Harry Graham) premieres in London at Palace Theatre h
  • 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
  • 1933-07-22 Caterina Jarboro sings "Aida" at the New York Hippodrome, becoming the 1st black female opera singer to perform in the US
  • 1934-01-22 Dmitri Shostakovich'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

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1936-01-26 Joseph Stalin views Dmitri Shostakovich's opera "Lady Macbeth" but he and his officials leave early and the play is denounced in state press

Soviet General Secretary Joseph Stalin
Soviet General Secretary
Joseph Stalin
Composer Dmitri Shostakovich
Dmitri Shostakovich
  • 1936-01-28 Pravda criticizes Dmitri Shostakovich's opera "Lady Macbeth"
  • 1938-05-28 Hindemiths opera "Mathis der Maler" premieres in Zurich
  • 1939-04-23 1st performance of Béla Bartok's 2nd Concerto for violin
  • 1939-05-06 1st performance of Honegger/Claudel's "Jeanne d'Arc Ouch B-cher"
  • 1940-03-10 1st US opera telecast, W2XBS, NYC, I Pagliacci
  • 1940-04-16 Heitor Villa-Lobos' opera "Izaht" premieres in Rio de Janeiro
  • 1941-03-29 1st performance of Benjamin Britten's "Requiem Symphony"

Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 201 - 263 of 263

  • 1936-01-13 Renato Bruson, Italian operatic baritone
  • 1936-04-27 Geoffrey Shovelton, English opera singer, born in Atherton, Lancashire (d. 2016)
  • 1936-05-23 Ingeborg Hallstein, German opera singer
  • 1937-02-02 Martina Arroyo, American opera soprano (NY Met), born in NYC, New York
  • 1937-03-12 Elizabeth Vaughan, Welsh opera soprano (Victor-Victoria, born in Llanfyllin
  • 1937-05-13 Judith Somogi, American conductor (Frankfurt Opera-1982), born in NYC, New York
  • 1938-04-11 Kurt Moll, German bass opera singer, born near Colonge (d. 2017)
  • 1938-05-26 Teresa Stratas [Anastasia Stratakis], Canadian operatic soprano (Salome), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1938-06-13 Gwynne Howell, British operatic bass, born in Gorseinon, Wales
  • 1939-03-08 Robert Tear, tenor (Welsh National Opera 1970), born in Barry, Wales
  • 1940-09-27 Josephine Barstow, opera singer
  • 1940-10-02 Lord Davies, British engineer and chairman (Welsh National Opera)
  • 1941-01-21 Placido Domingo, opera tenor (Pinkerton-Mme Butterfly), born in Madrid, Spain
  • 1941-04-27 Judith Blegen, American opera singer (Papagena-Magic Flute), born in Missoula, Montana
  • 1941-05-06 Ghena Dimitrova, Bulgarian operatic soprano, born in Pleven, Kingdom of Bulgaria (d. 2005)
  • 1941-06-01 Edo de Waart, Amsterdam Holland, conductor (Houston Opera-1976)
  • 1941-08-28 Paul Peter Plishka, American operatic bass (Bronx Botanical Gardens), born in Old Forge, Pennsylvania
  • 1942-03-28 Samuel Ramey, American operatic bass (La Scala), born in Colby, Kansas
  • 1942-11-29 Philippe Huttenlocher, Swiss opera singer
  • 1943-03-28 Richard Eyre, English film, theatre, television and opera director (National Theatre), born in Barnstaple, Devon, England
  • 1943-04-27 Eugene Polyakov, Russian balletmaster (Paris Opera Ballet), born in Moscow (d. 1996)
  • 1943-06-23 James Levine, American conductor, (director of the Metropolitan Opera), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1944-07-30 Teresa Cahill, opera singer, born in Maidenhead, Berkshire
  • 1944-09-10 Thomas Allen, British opera singer
  • 1944-11-02 Patrice Chereau, French opera director and actor (Danton), born in Lézigné, Maine-et-Loire, France (d. 2013)
  • 1945-09-12 John Mauceri, American conductor (Washington, D.C. Opera), born in NYC, New York
  • 1945-09-15 Jessye Norman, American opera singer (Carmen), born in Augusta, Georgia (d. 2019)
  • 1946-06-01 Carol Neblett, American soprano (Met and City Opera), born in Modesto, California (d. 2017)
  • 1946-12-05 José Carreras, Spanish opera tenor (I Lombardi, Three Tenors), born in Barcelona
  • 1946-12-23 Edita Gruberova, Slovak operatic soprano, born in Bratislava, Slovakia
  • 1947-06-02 Mark Elder, British opera and symphony conductor
  • 1948-04-18 Catherine Malfitano, American soprano (Metropolitan Opera), born in NYC, New York
  • 1948-05-29 Linda Esther Gray, Scottish operatic soprano (Isolde), born in Greenock
  • 1948-05-29 Michael Berkeley, English composer, broadcaster and House of Lords member (Jayne Eyre opera), born in London, England
  • 1948-06-18 Éva Marton, Hungarian operatic soprano
  • 1948-07-17 Luc Bondy, Swiss theatre and opera director, born in Zurich Switzerland (d. 2015)
  • 1948-08-13 Kathleen Battle, American operatic soprano (Shephard-Tannhäuser), born in Portsmouth, Ohio
  • 1950-03-27 Maria Ewing, American opera singer, born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1950-04-26 Peter Schaufuss, Danish dancer and director of ballet (Deutsche Opera Berlin), born in Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 1951-11-13 Janet Collins, ballerina, 1st African American dancer with Opera Co (Aida)
  • 1951-11-22 Kent Nagano, American conductor and opera administrator, born in Berkeley, California
  • 1952-08-10 Ashley Putnam, American soprano (NY City Opera 1978), born in NYC, New York
  • 1953-06-26 Robert Davi, American actor and opera singer (Die Hard, Gangster Chronicles, License to Kill), born in Queens, New York
  • 1957-06-17 Martin Dillon, American operatic tenor and teacher, born in Portsmouth, Ohio (d. 2005)
  • 1957-07-29 Alessandra Marc, American operatic soprano
  • 1957-09-06 Paul Harrhy, Welsh actor and opera singer (Intelligence Park), born in South Wales (d. 1996)
  • 1958-07-05 Paul Daniel, British opera and symphony conductor, born in Birmingham
  • 1958-07-10 Fiona Shaw, Irish actress and theatre and opera director, born in County Cork, Munster, Ireland
  • 1959-02-14 Renée Fleming, American opera singer & soprano, born in Indiana, Pennsylvania
  • 1963-06-07 Roberto Alagna, Italian-French operatic tenor, born in Clichy-sous-Bois, Seine-Saint-Denis, France
  • 1964-09-04 René Pape, German opera singer (bass), born in Dresden, East Germany
  • 1965-11-09 Bryn Terfel, Welsh bass-baritone opera and concert singer, born in Pant Glas, United Kingdom
  • 1966-02-09 Amanda Roocroft, opera singer
  • 1966-04-19 Véronique Gens, French operatic soprano, born in Orléans, France
  • 1969-06-24 Sissel Kyrkjebø, Norwegian pop/operatic soprano singer, born in Bergen, Norway
  • 1970-01-02 Robert Fertitta, American opera singer
  • 1970-02-27 Patricia Petibon, French opera singer, born in Montargis, France
  • 1970-10-13 Paul Potts, British opera singer and winner of Britain's Got Talent 2007, born in Kingswood, South Gloucestershire, England
  • 1971-09-18 Anna Netrebko, Russian opera singer, born in Krasnodar, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
  • 1972-12-21 Erwin Schrott, Uruguayan opera singer, born in Montevideo, Uruguay
  • 1973-03-07 Sébastien Izambard, operatic pop singer (Il Divo)
  • 1987-04-16 Milton J Cross, American TV announcer (Met Opera Auditions of the Air), born in NYC, New York
  • 1987-09-30 Aida Garifullina, Russian soprano (Operalia 2013), born in Kazan, Russia

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