The Land of Smiles
This romantic operetta is set in Vienna and China, the Land of Smiles. Viennese Countess Lisa decides to marry Chinese Prince Sou Chong and follow him to the Far East. However, the cnosiderable cultural differences result in the tragic end of their relationship. Overcome by nostalgia for her previous life, Lisa returns to her beloved city on the Danube.
Franz Lehár thought this was his best operetta, for which he composed his most famous melodies: 'Meine Liebe, deine Liebe' and 'Dein ist mein ganzes Herz'.
- Dutch spoken and sung.
libretto Ludwig Herzer, Fritz Löhner-Beda andVictor Léon with soloists, choire, dancers and orchestra Vlaams Muziek Theater regie and choreography Bram De Beul musical direction Frank Boonen