Sankt Peterburg: Mariinsky teatr opery i baleta

Country: Russia (Rossiya)
Federal District: Northwestern Federal District (Severo-Zapadny Federalny Okrug)
City: Sankt Peterburg (Petrograd, Leningrad)
Location: Teatralnaia pl.

Built 1860 as "Imperatorsky Mariinsky teatr" [Imperial Mary Theatre] by Alberto Cavos, replacing the "Circus Theatre" (built 1855, destroyed by a fire in 1859). 1919 renamed "GATOB" (Gosudarstvenny akademitchesky teatr opery i baleta). 1935 renamed "Teatr im. S. M. Kirova" in honour of the Soviet politician, Sergei Mironovich Kirov (1888–1934). 1963 renovations. In the 1990s, re-renamed "Mariinsky teatr". 1600 seats.

Notable world premiers:

  • Giuseppe Verdi: La forza del destino (10 Nov 1862)
  • Semyon Gulak-Artemovsky: Saporoshetr sa Dunayem (14 Apr 1863)
  • Cesar Antonovich Kyui: Vilyam Ratklif (26 Feb 1869)
  • Modest Mussorgsky: Boris Godounov (1869)
  • Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Pskovitjanka (13 Jan 1873)
  • Piotr I. Tchaikovsky: Opritchnik (12 Apr 1874)
  • Anton Rubinstein: Demon (25 Jan 1875)
  • Piotr I. Tchaikovsky: Kuznec Vakula (24 Nov 1876)
  • Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Mayskaya notsh (21 Jan 1880)
  • Piotr I. Tchaikovsky: Orleanskaya deva (13 Feb 1881)
  • Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Snegurotshka (10 Feb 1882)
  • Piotr I. Tchaikovsky: Tcharodeyka (20 Oct 1887)
  • Alexander Borodin: Knjas Igor (4 Nov 1890)
  • Piotr I. Tchaikovsky: Pikovaya dama (7 Dec 1890)
  • Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Mlada (1 Nov 1892)
  • Piotr I. Tchaikovsky: Shtchelkuntshik ("The Nutcracker", 6 Dec 1892)
  • Piotr I. Tchaikovsky: Iolanta (6 Dec 1892)
  • Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Serviliya (14 Oct 1902)
  • Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Skasaniye o nevidimom grade Kiteshe i dewe Fevronii (20 Feb 1907)
  • Sergei Prokofiev: Obrutchenye v monastyre (1946)

[Sankt Peterburg: Mariinsky teatr opery i baleta] Front Text: "Imperatorsky Mariinsky teatr - S.-Petersburg"
Reverse Text: "St.-Petersburg - Le théâtre de Marie de l'Opéra Impérial"
Publisher: Ak. O-wo Granderg w Stokgolm
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Not sent.

[Sankt Peterburg: Mariinsky teatr opery i baleta] Reverse Text: "Leningrad, Akademichesky teatr opery i baleta im. S. M. Kirova - Leningrad, The S. M. Kirov Acedemic Opera and Ballet Theatre"
Publisher: Aeroflot Soviet Airlines
Size: Modern
Not sent.

[Sankt Peterburg: Mariinsky teatr opery i baleta] Reverse Text: "Leningrad, Gosudarstvenny ordena Lenina akademichesky teatr opery i baleta im. S. M. Kirova"
Publisher: USSR Ministery; 1982
Type: Postal Card with printed stamp
Size: Modern
Not sent.

[Sankt Peterburg: Mariinsky teatr opery i baleta] Reverse Text: "Leningrad, Akademichesky teatr opery i baleta im. S. M. Kirova - zhdanie dyvtchego Mariinskovo teatra - architektor A. K. Kavos"
Publisher: USSR Ministery; 1983
Type: Postal Card with printed stamp
Size: Modern
Sent: from Leningrad to Wuppertal (Germany) [postmark partly illegible]


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