1908 Opening of the newly rebuilt Brooklyn Academy of Music, now also known as BAM. Performance of Gounod's opera Faust by Metropolitan Opera conducted by Francesco Spetrino with Enrico Caruso and Geraldine Farrar. The original Brooklyn Academy of Music was founded in 1861 and was destroyed by a fire on 10 NOV 1903.
1908 FP of Oscar Straus' operetta Der tapfere Soldat, based on George Bernard Shaw's play Arms and Man, in Vienna. Opened in New York in 1909, and in London in 1910 as The Chocolate Soldier. MORE