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Khor Virap (ArmenianԽոր Վիրապ, meaning deep pit or "deep well") is an Armenian Apostolic Church monastery located in the Ararat valley in Armenia.

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National Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet after A. Spendiaryan. 150th anniversary of the first Armenian opera “Arshak II”

National Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet after A. Spendiaryan. 150th anniversary of the first Armenian opera “Arshak II”

On July 19th, 2018, a postcard with 1 stamp dedicated to the theme “National Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet after A. Spendiaryan. 150th anniversary of the first Armenian opera “Arshak II”” is put into circulation.


The postage stamp of the postcard depicts a fragment of the performance of Tigran Tchoukhadjian’s first Armenian opera “Arshak II”. The left part of the postcard depicts the night photo of the building of the National Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet after A. Spendiaryan.


“Arshak II” opera was created in Constantinople in 1868, opening a new page in the history of the national music. The opera was first presented at the Yerevan State Opera and Ballet Theatre on November 29th in 1945 being one of the pivotal performances of the theatre repertoire.


Date of issue: July 19, 2018

Designer: David Dovlatyan

Printing house: “Asoghik”

Stamp size: 35,0 x 25,0 mm

Postcard size: 150,0 x 110,0 mm

Printrun: 500 pcs.