The Land of Smiles – Mörbisch Festival 2019

Author: ORF-Enterprise

Experience the touching love story between Lisa, a girl from Vienna, and the Chinese prince Sou-Chong who are governed by different cultures and social conventions.

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    The Land of Smiles - Mörbisch Festival 2019 © ORF / Seefestspiele Mörbisch / Jerzy Bin

“The Land of Smiles” is perhaps the most impassioned of all the operettas and never fails to touch the hearts of every member of the audience. The romantic operetta is performed on the world’s largest operetta stage against the breathtaking backdrop of Lake Neusiedl.

Duration 187 minutes
Production year 2019
Choir Choir of the Festival Mörbisch
Orchestra/Band Festival Orchestra Mörbisch
Conductor Günter Fruhmann
Director Leonard C. Prinsloo
Producer Axis Film in association with Seefestspiele Mörbisch for ORF III
Soloist Benno Schollum (Count Ferdinand Lichtenfels), Elissa Huber (Lisa, Count Ferdinand Lichtenfels' daughter), Maximilian Mayer (Count Gustav von Pottenstein), Won Whi Choi (Prince Sou-Chong), Katerina von Benningsen (Princess Mi, Sou-Chong's sister), Koichi Okugawa (Tschang, Sou-Chong's uncle), Gernot Kranner (Fu-Li,secretary), Katharina Kovar (Lore, Lisa's niece), Ioanna Papaioannou (Toni), Olivia Pflegerl (Fini), Harald Serafin (Chief eunuch)



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