Opera in History (Part 4)

Events in Music

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  • 1962-12-26 Dmitri Shostakovitch's opera "Katerina Ismailova" premieres in Moscow

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1963-02-23 Luciano Pavarotti makes his debut at the Vienna State Opera in "La traviata"

Operatic Tenor Luciano Pavarotti
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Luciano Pavarotti
  • 1963-03-13 Hindemith & Wilder's opera "Long Christmas Dinner" premieres in NYC
  • 1964-04-19 Roger Sessions' opera "Montezuma" premieres in West Berlin
  • 1964-08-08 Dutch Opera forms in Amsterdam
  • 1966-09-16 Metropolitan Opera House opens in Lincoln Center, New York
  • 1969-05-23 The Who release rock opera "Tommy"
  • 1970-12-02 Michael Tippett's opera "The Knot Garden" premieres in London
  • 1971-05-16 Benjamin Britten's opera "Owen Wingrave" premieres in Aldwych, London
  • 1972-02-17 Italian tenor Luciano Pavarotti receives record 17 curtain calls after his performance in "La fille du régiment" at New York's Metropolitan Opera

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1973-10-20 Queen Elizabeth II opens Sydney Opera House

Queen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II
Queen of the United Kingdom
Elizabeth II
  • 1976-01-13 Sarah Caldwell is 1st woman to conduct at NYC Metropolitan Opera House as she led orchestra in a performance of "La Traviata"
  • 1977-09-29 Peter Schats circus opera "Houdini" premieres in Amsterdam
  • 1978-03-17 Ligeti's opera "Le Grand Macabre" premieres in Stockholm
  • 1982-07-03 Riot at building Stopera Amsterdam (damages Ÿ1 million)
  • 1983-01-21 First supertitles for a live opera performance: "Elektra" at Canadian Opera Company, English titles by Sonya Friedman
  • 1986-10-09 "Phantom of the Opera" premieres in London
  • 1988-01-26 "Phantom of the Opera" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 4,000+ performances
  • 1988-06-04 42nd Tony Awards: "M Butterfly" and "Phantom of the Opera" win
  • 1989-11-05 "Threepenny Opera" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 65 performances
  • 1989-12-31 "Threepenny Opera" closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC after 65 performances
  • 1990-02-06 Steve Briers of Wales recited the entire lyrics of Queen's album "A Night At The Opera" in 9 minutes & 58.44 seconds backwards!
  • 1991-04-08 Michael Landon announces he has inoperable cancer of the pancreas
  • 1994-01-31 Barcelona opera theater "Gran Teatro del Liceo" burns down
  • 1996-01-29 La Fenice, Venice's opera house, is destroyed by fire.
  • 1996-07-01 Placido Domingo becomes art director of Washington Opera
  • 2004-03-13 Luciano Pavarotti performs in his last opera at New York Metropolitan Opera's "Tosca"
  • 2009-04-09 "Star Trek" film reboot directed by J.J. Abrams, starring Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto premieres at the Sydeny Opera House, Australia
  • 2012-04-09 "The Lion King" becomes highest grossing Broadway show after overtaking "The Phantom of the Opera"

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2014-05-23 "Pauline" a chamber opera by Margaret Atwood and Tobin Stokes premieres at the York Theatre in Vancouver

  • 2017-11-07 Opera soprano Audrey Luna sings highest-ever note at Met Opera in New York, A above high C
  • 2017-12-04 New York's Metropolitan Opera suspends conductor James Levine after allegations of sexual misconduct

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