The Land of Smiles

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Lisa, the daughter of a Viennese earl, falls in love with the Chinese prince Sou-Chong. She follows him to Peking and is bitterly disappointed. Even the dream of true love can’t manage to conquer the conventions of the clashing cultures. The world premiere of „The Land of Smiles“ in 1929 was a triumph.

 

Program and cast

Conductor: Alexander Joel
Director: Beverly Blankenship
Stage design: Heinz Hauser
Costumes: Elisabeth Binder-Neururer
with the cooperation of: Susanne Bisovsky (Viennese Chic)
Choreography: Allen Yu
Stage design collaboration: Barbara Pral


Count Ferdinand Lichtenfels / Oheim Toni Slama: Tschang, Sou-Chongs
Lisa, Count Lichtenfels' daughter: Sophia Brommer
Count Gustav von Pottenstein: Michael Havlicek
A general / upper eunuch: Herbert Steinböck
Prince Sou-Chong: Szabolcs Brickner
Fu-Li, Chinese envoy / Sister Theresa Dax: Mi, Sou-Chongs

Volksoper Vienna

Public transport:

Underground line U6
Trams 40, 41, 42
Bus 40A
Stop "Währinger Straße / Volksoper"

A taxi stand is located at Währinger Gürtel.
Parking garages in WIFI and AKH

 

The Volksoper is Vienna’s main stage for operetta, opera, musicals and ballet, offering sophisticated musical entertainment. Colourful, eclectic and full of vitality, it is the only theatre dedicated to the genre of operetta.

Operetta belongs to Vienna and Vienna installed it at the home of operetta, Volksopera Vienna, which thereupon became the leading operetta house in the world. First class singers, actors and dancers together with a versatile orchestra cunjure up a musical firework display every evening.

Johann Strauss, Franz Lehár, Emmerich Kálmán wrote their world famous beloved melodies for operettas such as “The Fledermaus”, “The Merry Widow” and “The Csárdás Princess”. A visit to at least one of these operettas at the Volksopera Vienna is a must for every visitor to Vienna!

Also performed are operas from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries, as well as classic musicals and ballet. In addition, the Volksoper has a fifth longstanding and proven speciality: it stages soirées, cabaret and burlesque performances under the name of “Volksoper Spezial”.

In the repertory theatre, which seats 1,337 persons, some 300 performances of around 35 different productions are staged every year between September and June.

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