Moskva: Bolshoi Teatr

Country: Russia (Rossiya)
Federal District: Central Federal District (Centralny Federalny Okrug)
Federal Subject: Gorod Federalnovo Znacheniya Moskva
City: Moskva
Location: Teatralnaya Ploshchad 1

Opera house, built 1822-1825 by Ossip Beauvais (Bove) after plans by Andrei Michailov. Opened 7 January 1825 with the ballet, "Triumph of the Muses". Destroyed by a fire in 1853, leaving only the exterior walls. 1856 rebuilt by Alberto Cavos. In 1922, the USSR was proclaimed in the auditorium. In the 1920s, conversion of the foyer of the Imperial Box into the "Beethoven Concert Hall". 1942 damaged by bombs, subsequently restored. Used by opera and ballet performances by the resident companies. 2150 seats.

Notable world premieres:

  • Piotr I. Chaikovsky: Voyevoda (30 Jan 1869)
  • Piotr I. Chaikovsky: Yevgeny Onyegin (official world premiere, 23 Jan 1881)
  • Piotr I. Chaikovsky: Mazeppa (15 Feb 1884)
  • Piotr I. Chaikovsky: Cherevichki (19 Jan 1887)
  • Sergei Rakhmaninov: Aleko (27 Apr 1893)
  • Sergei Rakhmaninov: Skupoy rytsar (The Miserly Knight) / Francesca da Rimini (24 Jan 1906)
  • Ernst Toller: Der entfesselte Wotan (16 Nov 1924)
  • Alexander Spendiarian: Almast (1930)

Links: www.bolshoi.ru, EUTA, Wikipedia

Moskva: Bolshoi Teatr Reverse Text: "Bolshoi (Petrovsky) teatr v Moskve"
Publisher: Izobrazitelnoye iskusstvo, Moskva; 1989; No. 25 from a series about Russian theatre history
Type: souvenir card, not designed for postal use
Size: Modern
Not sent.

Moskva: Bolshoi Teatr Picture: old engraving
Front Text: "237 seson - Konsert"
Reverse Text: advertising a concert on 15 Nov 2012
Publisher: Bolshoi Teatr
Type: Advertisment Card, not designed for postal use
Size: Modern
Not sent.

Moskva: Bolshoi Teatr Front Text: "Moskva, Imperatorsky Bolshoi Teatr"
Size: Classic
Sent: from Moskva to Stettin (= Szczecin, Poland), 1911

Moskva: Bolshoi Teatr Reverse Text: "Moskva, Skver na teatr ploshchad - Moscou, Le grand théâtre"
Publisher: Edition Sveanström, Stockholm; Bromophot Christin, Reval, 1911; 4984 Type: Real Photo
Size: Classic
Not sent.

Moskva: Bolshoi Teatr Picture: paintings of the theatre square in 1924, see also Wikimedia Commons Front Text: artist signature: "V. Kolenda", dated 1924 [Victor Kolenda, 1872-1945]
Reverse Text: "Moscou, La Place Sverdloff (ci-devant Théâtrale); Moskva, Ploshchad Sverdlova (Bolshoi Teatralnaya)"
Publisher: Moskva; No. 25866; 1932
Size: Modern
Not sent.

Moskva: Bolshoi Teatr Matchbox Label
(see complete series)
Front Text: Bolshoi Teatr Soyuza SSR

Moskva: Bolshoi Teatr Reverse Text: "Moskva, Ploshchad Sverdlova Bolshoi Teatr SSSR"
Publisher: Iskusstvo, Moskva; 7/VII 1952; No. 15446 A05371
Size: Modern
Not sent.

Moskva: Bolshoi Teatr Reverse Text: "Moskva, Bolshoi Teatr"
Publisher: ?; 2809
Size: Modern
Not sent.

Moskva: Bolshoi Teatr Picture: workers during a restoration of the Bolshoi Teatr, painting by Viktor Yefimovich Popkov, 1959
Reverse Text: "V. Ye. Popkov. Rod. 1932 r. Na lesakh Bolshovo teatra. 1959. Khudszhestvennaya vystavka 'Sovyetskaya Rossiya'"
Publisher: Sovietsky Khudozhnik, Moskva; A 08816 3.VIII.-60 r.
Type: Souvenir Card, not designed for postal use
Size: Modern
Not sent.

Moskva: Bolshoi Teatr Reverse Text: "Moskva. Gosudarstvenny akademichesy Bolshoi teatr Sozuza SSR. Moscow. State Academic Bolshoi Theatre of the USSR. Moscou. Le Grand Théâtre Academique de l'URSS. Moskau. Das Staatliche Akademische Große Theater der UdSSR."
Publisher: Sovietsky khudozhnik; A08205 1964 r.
Size: Modern
Not sent.

Moskva: Bolshoi Teatr Reverse Text: "Gorod-geroy Moskva. Bolshoi teatr."
Publisher: Pravda, Moskva; 1968; No. 1399
Size: Modern
Not sent.

Moskva: Bolshoi Teatr Reverse Text: "Moskva, Gosudarstvenny akademichesky Bolshoi teatr Soyuza SSR - Moscow, The USSR Bolshoi Theatre"
Publisher: Planeta, Moskva; 1970
Size: Modern
Not sent.

Moskva: Bolshoi Teatr Reverse Text: "Moskva, Gosudarstvenny akademichesky Bolshoi teatr Sojusa SSR"
Size: Modern
Not sent.

Moskva: Bolshoi Teatr Reverse Text: "V. S. Alfeyevsky. Rod. 1906. Bolshoi teatr SSSR. 1975."
Size: Modern
Not sent.

Moskva: Bolshoi Teatr Reverse Text: "Klyuchevskaya E. D. Rod. 1924 r. Bolshoi Teatr. 1978. Bumaga, akvarel."
Size: Modern
Not sent.

Moskva: Bolshoi Teatr Picture on stamp: quadriga on the portico
Text on stamp: "Bolshoi Teatr SSSR 1776 1976"
Publisher: USSR Ministery; 1976
Type: postal Card with printed stamp
Not sent.
Detail:
Moskva: Bolshoi Teatr

Moskva: Bolshoi Teatr Reverse Text: "1 - Bolshoi Teatr Soyusa SSR. Khudozhnik A. Tsesevich"
Publisher: Izobrazitelnoe Iskusstvo, Moskva; 1976
Size: Modern
Not sent.

Moskva: Bolshoi Teatr Reverse Text: "2 - Portik Bolshovo Teatra. Khudozhnik A. Tsesevich"
Publisher: Izobrazitelnoe Iskusstvo, Moskva; 1976
Size: Modern
Not sent.

Moskva: Bolshoi Teatr Reverse Text: "3 - Pod kolonnami Bolshovo Teatra. Khudoshnik A. Tseseviya"
Publisher: Izobrazitelnoe Iskusstvo, Moskva; 1976
Size: Modern
Not sent.

Moskva: Bolshoi Teatr Reverse Text: "4 - Vestibyul Bolshovo Teatra. Khudoshnik A. Tseseviya"
Publisher: Izobrazitelnoe Iskusstvo, Moskva; 1976
Size: Modern
Not sent.

Moskva: Bolshoi Teatr Reverse Text: "5 - Lestnitsa v glavnoe Foie. Khudoshnik A. Tseseviya"
Publisher: Izobrazitelnoe Iskusstvo, Moskva; 1976
Size: Modern
Not sent.

Moskva: Bolshoi Teatr Reverse Text: "6 - Glavnoe Foie. Khudoshnik A. Tseseviya"
Publisher: Izobrazitelnoe Iskusstvo, Moskva; 1976
Size: Modern
Not sent.

Moskva: Bolshoi Teatr Reverse Text: "7 - Krasnyi bokovoi koridor partera. Khudoshnik A. Tseseviya"
Publisher: Izobrazitelnoe Iskusstvo, Moskva; 1976
Size: Modern
Not sent.

Moskva: Bolshoi Teatr Reverse Text: "8 - Zritelnyi zal Bolshovo teatra. Khudoshnik A. Tseseviya"
Publisher: Izobrazitelnoe Iskusstvo, Moskva; 1976
Size: Modern
Not sent.

Moskva: Bolshoi Teatr Reverse Text: "9 - Kruglyi koridor partera. Khudoshnik A. Tseseviya"
Publisher: Izobrazitelnoe Iskusstvo, Moskva; 1976
Size: Modern
Not sent.

Moskva: Bolshoi Teatr Reverse Text: "10 - Stsena Bolshovo teatra. Khudoshnik A. Tseseviya"
Publisher: Izobrazitelnoe Iskusstvo, Moskva; 1976
Size: Modern
Not sent.

Moskva: Bolshoi Teatr Reverse Text: "11 - Krasnaya gostrinaya Bolshovo teatra. Khudoshnik A. Tseseviya"
Publisher: Izobrazitelnoe Iskusstvo, Moskva; 1976
Size: Modern
Not sent.

Moskva: Bolshoi Teatr Reverse Text: "12 - Bokovyue loshi Bolshovo teatra. Khudoshnik A. Tseseviya"
Publisher: Izobrazitelnoe Iskusstvo, Moskva; 1976
Size: Modern
Not sent.

Moskva: Bolshoi Teatr Reverse Text: "13 - Vid na Bolshoi teatr c prospekta Marksa. Khudoshnik A. Tseseviya"
Publisher: Izobrazitelnoe Iskusstvo, Moskva; 1976
Size: Modern
Not sent.

Moskva: Bolshoi Teatr Reverse Text: "14 - Levoe krylo i memorialnaya plita Bolshovo teatra. Khudoshnik A. Tseseviya"
Publisher: Izobrazitelnoe Iskusstvo, Moskva; 1976
Size: Modern
Not sent.

Moskva: Bolshoi Teatr Reverse Text: "15 - U glavnovo vkhoda. Khudoshnik A. Tseseviya"
Publisher: Izobrazitelnoe Iskusstvo, Moskva; 1976
Size: Modern
Not sent.

Moskva: Bolshoi Teatr Reverse Text: "16 - Vecherom u Bolshovo teatra Soyusa SSR. Khudoshnik A. Tseseviya"
Publisher: Izobrazitelnoe Iskusstvo, Moskva; 1976
Size: Modern
Not sent.

Moskva: Bolshoi Teatr Front Text: "Gosudarstvenny akademichesky Bolshoi teatr Soyuza SSR"
Type: Souvenir Card, not designed for postal use
Size: 20.0 x 12.5 cm
Not sent.

Moskva: Bolshoi Teatr Picture: tulip 'Bolshoi Teatr', painted by G. Pikunov
Reverse Text: "Khudozhnik G. Pikunov. Tyulpan 'Bolshoi teatr'"
Publisher: USSR Ministery; 1978 9/XI-77
Type: Maximum Card (1978)
Size: Modern
Not sent.

Moskva: Bolshoi Teatr Reverse Text: "Moskva, Gosudarstvenny Akademichesky Bolshoi Teatr Sojusa SSR; Moscow, The Bolshoi Theatre"
Publisher: Planeta, Moskva, 1979; A05823 7/834227
Size: Modern
Not sent.

Moskva: Bolshoi Teatr Illustrated stationery cover with printed stamp
Front Text: "Moskva, Gosudarstvenny dvazdy ordena Lenina akademichesky Bolshoi teatr SSSR"
Publisher: USSR Ministery; 1980
Size: 16.1 x 11.3 cm
Sent: 1990 (stamp: "1921 - Teatr im. Evg. Vahtangova - 1971")

Moskva: Bolshoi Teatr Reverse Text: "Khudozhnik Yu. V. Ryakhovsky. 60-letie obrazovannya SSSR. Prinyatie Deklaratsii i Dogovora ob obrazovanni SSSR."
Publisher: USSR Ministery; 1982 28.05.82
Type: Maximum Card (25 Oct 1982)
Size: Modern
Not sent.

Moskva: Bolshoi Teatr Front Text: "Moskva"
Reverse Text: "Moskva, Zritedy sal Gosudarstvennovo akademicheskovo Bolshovo teatra Sojusa SSR"
Publisher: Pravda, Moskva; 1982
Size: Modern
Sent: from the USSR to Güstrow (Germany), 1982

Moskva: Bolshoi Teatr Front Text: "Moskva"
Reverse Text: "Moskva, Gosudarstvenny akademichesky Bolshoi teatr Sojusa SSR - Moscow, The State Academic Bolshoi Theatre"
Publisher: Pravda, Moskva; 1983
Size: Modern
Not sent.

Moskva: Bolshoi Teatr Reverse Text: "Moskva, Ckver u Bolshovo Teatra - Moscow, The public garden at the Bolshoi Theatre"
Publisher: Aeroflot Soviet Airlines
Size: Modern
Sent: within Berlin (Germany), 1983

Moskva: Bolshoi Teatr Reverse Text: "Moskva, Gosudarstvenny akademichesky Bolshoi teatr Sojusa SSR"
Publisher: Pravda, Moskva; 1985
Size: Modern
Not sent.

Moskva: Bolshoi Teatr Reverse Text: "Moskva, Skver u Bolshogo teatra; Moscow, The public garden at the Bolshoi Theatre"
Publisher: Aeroflot Size: Modern
Not sent.

Moskva: Bolshoi Teatr Reverse Text: "Moskva, Bolshoi Teatr; Moscow, The Bolshoi Theatre; Moskau, Das Bolshoi Theater; Moscou, Le Bolshoi"
Publisher: pol.s.tar; MR 32; 850 Moscow [1997]
Size: Modern
Not sent.

Moskva: Bolshoi Teatr Front Text: "Moskva"
Reverse Text: "Bolshoi Teatr; Bolshoi Theatre"
Publisher: Foto A. Goryainova; 0587-1-1R1; SL 139
Size: Modern
Not sent.

Moskva: Bolshoi Teatr Picture: Alexander Melik-Pashayev conducting in the Bolshoi Theatre
Picture on Stamp: Alexander Melik-Pashayev; Bolshoi Theatre exterior
Text on Stamp: "Alexander Melik-Pashayev 1905-1964"
Publisher: Pochta Rossii; Marka, 2005
Type: Postal Card with printed stamp
Not sent.
Detail:
Moskva: Bolshoi Teatr

Moskva: Bolshoi Teatr Front Text: "Gosudarstvenny akademicheski Bolshoi teatr Rossii posle rekonstruktsii"
Publisher: Izdattsentr Marka; Pochta Rossii; 2011
Type: postal card with printed stamp
Size: Modern
Not sent.

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