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100 Rubels 2015, Belarus

in Krause book Number: 26b
Years of issue: 05.09.2011 - 01.01.2017
Edition: --
Signatures: no signature
Serie: 2000 Issue
Specimen of: 05.09.2011
Material: Cotton fiber
Size (mm): 150 x 69
Printer: Гознак, Московская печатная фабрика, филиал ФГУП "Гознак", Москва

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100 Rubels 2015



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100 Rubels 2015

National Opera and Ballet of Belarus National Opera and Ballet of BelarusThe National Academic Grand Opera and Ballet Theatre of the Republic of Belarus (Belorussian: Нацыянальны акадэмічны Вялікі тэатр оперы і балета) is located in a park in the Trinity Banlieu of the city of Minsk. Local people call it the "Opierny Teatr" (Belorussian) or the "Opera and Ballet Theatre". It opened on 15 May 1933 but it first did not have its own venue for presentations at the Belorussian Drama Theatre building until 1938.

The first permanent theatre was founded in Belarus in 1933 on the basis of the Belarusian opera and ballet school, the organizer of the studio being the famous Russian Opera singer Anton Bonachich (Bonatschitsch) (ru: Антон Петрович Боначич). He was the first head of the new theatre. But he stayed in this position for a very short time, dying in 1933.

The current theatre building was opened in 1939. It was designed by the Belarus architect from Leningrad, Iosif Langbard, whose original design was only partially implemented and some design details were omitted yielding to financial and other problems; the theatre has reliefs done by Zair Azgur.

The first permanent theatre was founded in Belarus in 1933 on the basis of the Belorussian opera and ballet school, organizer of the Studio being the famous Russian Opera singer Anton Bonachich (Bonatschitsch) (ru: Антон Петрович Боначич). He was the first head of the new theatre, but he stayed in this position for a very short time and died in 1933.

Bizet's Carmen opened the theatre on 25 May 1933 with the title role being sung by Larisa Aleksandrovskaya. Several professional soloists and dancers were added to the troupe in the first few years at this location. Swan Lake, performed by K. Muller, was the first show on the stage of the new theatre. By 1940, Grand was added to the theatre's name to indicate its expansion. The performances by the theatre company during the "Decade of Belorussian Art" in Moscow in June 1940 was a great success which included the first Belorussian ballet, The Nightingale composed by Mikhail Kroshner, as well as other national operas such as "In the Dense Forest of Palesse", "The Flower of Fortune", and the second version of "Mikhas Padgorny". Performances continued during the war in Nizhny Novgorod, then known as Gorky until the liberation of Minsk in 1944; after that performances took place in Kovrov.

National Opera and Ballet of Belorussian SSR National Opera and Ballet of Belorussian SSREnrichment of post World War 2 repertoire and expansion:

During this time the repertoire was greatly enriched. The most famous operas staged in this theatre include Boris Godunov by Modest Mussorgsky, Otello and Don Carlo by Giuseppe Verdi, Jacques Offenbach's The Tales of Hoffmann, Sadko and The Golden Cockerel by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, and Lohengrin by Richard Wagner. Socialist realist operas by Belarusian composers such as Yuri Semenyako, Yevgeny Glebov (Your Spring, 1963) and Heinrich Wagner were included.

Among the most notable composers has been Kulikovich Shcheglov, who like some of the writers went into exile after the war. Others include Yevgeny Glebov, composer of the opera Your Spring (1963) and the ballet Alpine Ballad (1967), ..." In 1967, the theatre was awarded the title of Academic for its status in the progression of the performing arts.

In 1996 the State Theater was divided into two independent theatres: the National Academic Grand Ballet Theatre of the Republic of Belarus and the National Academic Opera Theatre of Belarus, but in 2008 they once again combined to become the present name, National Academic Grand Opera and Ballet Theatre of the Republic of Belarus.

The building was renovated and it reopened in 2009. Many sculptures were added around the theatre, its stage was slightly moved and audience space expanded. The most up-to-date lighting and motion equipment was added while adhering to the original design. The ballet company is considered one of the foremost companies in the world.

Works by Belarus composers in the company's repertoire today include Dmitry Smolsky's The Grey Legend (Russian "Седая легенда" 1978).

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 admirers of opera are well acquainted with the repertoire of this Belorussian theatre. Its participation in the well-known annual German festival known as "Classic Open Air" has already become a tradition.

Under the image is placed an inscription "НАЦЫЯНАЛЬНЫ АКАДЭМІЧНЫ ВЯЛІКІ ТЭАТР ОПЕРЫ І БАЛЕТА РЭСПУБЛІКІ БЕЛАРУСЬ". In lower part of banknote is denomination in words: "СТО РУБЛЁЎ".

At the top pass the ornamental tape, in which is an inscription "БІЛЕТ НАЦЫЯНАЛЬНАГА БАНКА РЭСПУБЛІКІ БЕЛАРУСЬ". In the upper right part of the field posted abbreviation "НБРБ". In lower right part placed the year designation "2000", inside the vignettes.


100 Rubels 2015

National Opera and Ballet of Belorussian SSRThe ballet "Vybrannitsa" on stage of the National Opera and Ballet of Belorussian SSR by composer Eugene Glebov after the poem of Yanka Kupala. Picture taken during the premiere of the ballet - at 28 of May 1969.

On the photo are the artists of the theater: Jacob Botvinnik, Lyudmila Loktionova, Jeanne Letnyakova, Korzenkova Lyudmila and Lyudmila Efremova.

"Vybrannitsa" - ballet in 3 acts (based on poems of Yanka Kupala). Comp. EA Glebov, scenes. A. Vertinsky and OM Dadishkiliani. 05.28.1969, Minsk theater choreographer - Dadishkiliani, art. -Chemodurov Conductor - Kolomiytseva; Natalka - Korzenkova, Masheka - Grishchenko, Prince - Chekhov, Nevsira - Malysheva. (

Under the image is an inscription "Я.А. Глебаў “Выбранніца” (па паэмах Я. Купалы)". Under this inscription is denomination by number 100. Specified words СТО РУБЛЁЎ (denomination in words) is in upper left part of banknote. In the upper left corner of the inscription "ПАДРОБКА РАЗЛІКОВЫХ БІЛЕТАЎ НАЦЫЯНАЛЬНАГА БАНКА БЕЛАРУСІ ПРАСЛЕДУЕЦЦА ПА ЗАКОНУ."


In 2011 was released a modified bill of 100 rubles sample 2000. It differs only by a change in the security elements. The new modification of the thickness of the paper was removed transparent polymer thread with the text "НБРБ". Image of the front and back sides, colors and size of the new modified banknotes 100 rubles remained the same.

100 rubles series of 2000 were issued in 51 prefixes: аМ, бМ, вМ, гМ, еМ, зМ, кМ, аК, бК, вК, гК, еК, пБ, сБ, тБ, тВ, хВ, чВ, эВ, яВ, аГ, бГ, вГ, гГ, гН, дН, еН, зН, бЛ, вЛ, гЛ, еЛ, аЕ, бЕ, вЕ, ьП, эП, яП, вЭ, вЯ, вЧ, тХ, тЧ, сГ, сЕ, сК. кА, кБ, мА, нС, нТ. Series аК, бК, вК, гК, еК - in 2001.

Series пБ, сБ, тБ - in 2003; тВ, хВ, чВ, эВ, яВ - in 2005; аГ, бГ, вГ, гГ - in 2006; гН, дН, еН, зН - in 2007; бЛ, вЛ, гЛ, еЛ - in 2009; аЕ, бЕ, вЕ - in 2010; ьП, эП, яП - in 2011; вЭ, вЯ, вЧ, тХ, тЧ - in 2013; сГ - in 2014; сЕ, сК - in beginning 2015 or end of 2014; кА, кБ, мА, нС - in 2015; нТ - in 2016. ( .rus)