Baki: Teatr opery i baleta

Country: Azerbaijan (Azarbaycan Respublikasi)
City: Baki (Baku)

Built 1909 by N. G. Bayev. According to an anecdote, the building was funded by the oil baron Haji Zeynalabdin Taghiyev who had lost a bet that another oil baron named Mailov could build an opera house in less than a year (which Mailov had promised to make a visiting Italian opera diva return who had refused to sing in Baki because there was no proper opera house). In Soviet times, named in honour of the Azerbaijani writer, Mirza Fatali Akhundov (1812-1878). 1983-1985 restorations. 1985 severely damaged by a fire. Subsequently restored. Re-opened 3 Jan 1988.

Notable world premieres:

  • Uzeyir Hajibeyov: Koroghlu (1937)

Link:, Wikipedia

Baki: Teatr opery i baleta Reverse Text: "Baku, Bolshoi operny teatr Br. Mailov'ch; Bakou, Le grand théâtre d'Opéra de Mailoof Fr-s."
Type: Divided Back
Publisher: A. O. Baku, No. 35
Size: Classic
Sent: from Baku to Berlin-Wilmersdorf (Germany), 1912

Baki: Teatr opery i baleta Reverse Text: "Baku, Operny teatr"
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Not sent.

Baki: Teatr opery i baleta Reverse Text: "Baku, Azerbaidshansky gosudarstvenny akademichesky teatr opery i baleta imeni M. F. Akhundova"
Publisher: USSR Ministery, 1989
Type: USSR postal card with printed stamp
Size: Modern
Sent: from Baki to Bernburg (Germany), 1989

Baki: Teatr opery i baleta Front Text: "Baku"
Reverse Text: "Baki/Baku, Azerbaycan Dövlet Opera ve Balet Teatri / The Azerbaijan State opera and Ballet Theatre"
Publisher: Layihenin müellifi Em-Pi-Ey agentliyi/MPA
Size: Modern
Not sent.

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