Post of the Republic of Belarus issued the stamp "National Academic Bolshoi Opera and Ballet Theatre of the Republic of Belarus" from the series "Theatres of Belarus".
The National Academic Bolshoi Opera and Ballet Theatre of the Republic of Belarus was founded in 1933 as the State Opera and Ballet Theatre on the basis of the Belarusian opera and ballet school. In 1940 it was awarded the title "Bolshoi" (Big) and in 1964 — the title "Academic".
It has the largest theatre company in Belarus. The company tours a lot and it is welcomed in many countries all over the world. In Spain, Russia, Germany, Poland, Switzerland, Israel, Portugal, China opera admirers are well acquainted with the repertoire of this Belarusian theater. The theater's participation in the well-known annual German festival called "Classic Open Air" has already become a tradition.