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). 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] 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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