29th January 1728 - premier of the Beggars Opera

William Hogarth   A Scene from the Beggars Opera

The Beggar’s Opera premiered at the Lincoln’s Inn Fields Theatre on 29 January 1728. The opera was written by John Gay at Amesbury. It gave the world ‘Mac The Knife’

Pic: is a scene from the Beggars Opera by William Hogarth [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons