Sankt Peterburg: Bolshoi Kamenny Teatr

Country: Russia (Rossiya)
Federal District: Northwestern Federal District (Severo-Zapadny Federalny Okrug)
Federal Subject: Gorod Federalnovo Znacheniya Sankt Peterburg
City: Sankt Peterburg (Petrograd, Leningrad)
Location: Teatralnaya Ploshchad 3

"Great Stone Theatre", built 1783 by Antonio Rinaldi. 1802 rebuilding by Thomas de Thomon. Damaged by fire in 1811. Subsequently rebuilt, re-opened 1818. 1826-1836 rebuilding by Alberto Cavos. Closed 1886 due to safety concerns. Demolished in favour of the Sankt-Peterburg conservatory (which still contains the theatre's staircase).

Notable world premieres:

  • Mikhail Glinka: Zhizn za tsarya (A Life for the Tzar, 9 Dec 1836)
  • Mikhail Glinka: Ruslan i Lyudmila (27 Nov 1842)
  • Giuseppe Verdi: La forza del destino (10 Nov 1862)
  • Ludwig Minkus, Marius Petipa: La Bayadère (23 Jan 1877)

Links: EUTA, Wikipedia

Sankt Peterburg: Bolshoi Kamenny Teatr Reverse Text: "Baltazar de la Travers. Bolshoi teatr v Peterburge. 1790-e rody. [...]"
Publisher: Izobrazitelnoye iskusstvo, Moskva; 1986
Type: 1986 reproduction of a 1790s painting
Size: Modern
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Sankt Peterburg: Bolshoi Kamenny Teatr

Sankt Peterburg: Bolshoi Kamenny Teatr Reverse Text: "Bolshoi kamenny teatr v Peterburge"
Publisher: Izobrazitelnoye iskusstvo, Moskva; 1989; No. 15 from a series about Russian theatre history
Type: souvenir card, not designed for postal use
Size: Modern
Not sent.

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