In Paris, Charles Gounod's opera "The Queen of Sheba" has its first performance
Charles Gounod's opera La Reine de Saba (The Queen of Sheba) premiered at the L'Operà in Paris. The work, set in Jerusalem with a text by Jules Barbier and Michel Carré, did not receive its United States debut until January 12, 1889, in New Orleans. (By John Osborne)
Samuel Holland Rouse, The Victrola Book of the Opera: Stories of the Opera (Camden, NY, The Victor Talking Machine Company, 1921), 328.