1653 in music
The year 1653 in music involved some significant events.
- The Ballet Royal de la Nuit premieres on 23 February, at the Salle du Petit-Bourbon in Paris.
- Madeleine de Scudéry and her friend, the lutenist Mlle Bocquet, launch a salon.
- Jean-Baptiste Boësset and Jean-Baptiste Lully start their collaboration to produce ballets de cour (to 1666).
- The Bavarian State Opera opera company is founded under Princess Henriette Adelaide of Savoy, performing Giovanni Battista Maccioni's L'arpa festante in the court theatre.