Spain issued stamps to commemorate European Year of Music in 1985. A stamp was issued on Fernando Sor on 26 Jun 1985. Fernando Sor (1778-1839) was a Spanish classical Guitarist and Composer. A FDC is listed
The Kirov theatre is a prominent and historic Opera and Ballet theatre in Saint Petersburg Russia.It was opened on 02 Oct 1960. It has staged premieres of stage masterpieces of Tchaikovsky, Mussorgsky and Rimsy -Korsakov.
Through most of Soviet era it was known as Kirov Theatre to commemorate the memory of Leningrad Communist Party Leader Sergey Kirov (1886-1934).Today it is known as Mariinsky Theatre and is home to Mariinsky Opera, Ballet and Orchestra.
It was named as Imperial Mariinsky Theatre after Empress Maria Alexandrovna,Wife of Tsar Alexander II. This name it retained from 1860 to 1920.
From 1920 to 1924 it was known as State Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet.
From 1924 to 1935 it was known as Leningrad State Academic Theatre of Opera & Ballet.
From 1935 to 1992 it was known as Kirov State Academic Theatre of Opera and ballet.
From 1992 till date it is known as State Academic Mariinsky Theatre.
A stamp was released on 12 May 1983 to commemorate Bicentenary of Kirov Theatre.
The erstwhile German Democratic Republic (GDR) issued a miniature sheet with three stamps paying tribute to three great music composers.
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)– German composer and musician of Baroque period.He is known for his instrumental compositions such as Brandenburg Concertos and the Goldberg variations as also for his vocal compositions such as St Mathew Passion and Mass in B Minor.
George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)-German -British Baroque period composer.He is well known for his operas,oratorios, anthems and organ concertos. Coronation anthems performed at all coronations since George II.Other famous works include water Music, Messiah.
Heinrich Schutz (1585-1672)-German composer and organist,most important composer of 17th Century before Bach came on the scene. He wrote the first German Opera Dafne performed at Torgau in 1627.
Nicaragua issued a set of Stamps on Opera Singers on 22 Jan 1975. The 3c stamp features Lotte Lehmann as Princess in “The Cavalier of the Rose”.
Charlotte “Lotte ” Lehmann (27 Feb 1888- 26 Aug 1976) was a German Soparno associated with German repertory. She gave memorable performances in operas of Richard Strauss,Richard Wagner,Ludwig Van Beethoven,Puccini,Mozart and Massenet.