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Live broadcast of Franz Lehárs Operetta «Das Land des Lächelns»

Opera – free open-air screening

For the fifth time, Zurich Opera House and Zurich Insurance invite you to experience a live broadcast on Sechseläutenplatz. Everyone is welcome to the popular open-air opera for all event, at which a live performance from the Opera House is broadcast on a large screen. You can look forward to an evening of opera in summer festival mood. Be there when approximately 10,000 visitors make themselves comfortable under the open sky in the heart of Zurich. Come with your friends and family, bring your folding chairs, picnic blanket and hamper, or savour the delicacies on offer. A colourful opening programme will get you in the mood for this huge complimentary event. On 16 June 2018, Franz Lehár’s operetta Das Land des Lächelns directed by Andreas Homoki. The Polish lyrical tenor Piotr Beczala, one of the most sought after singers of our time, can be heard in the role of Prince Sou-Chong. He has a worthy partner in the German soprano Julia Kleiter as Lisa. The Philharmonia Zurich will be playing under the baton of General Music Director Fabio Luisi. Here you will find further information on Das Land des Lächelns.

Saturday, 16 June 2O18
Live broadcast of Franz Lehár’s operetta Das Land des Lächelns
Sechseläutenplatz, admission free (no reservation required)
As part of Festspiele Zürich


Food and drink stands open, camping chair sale begins

6 pm – 8pm
Opening program: Kurt Aeschbacher interviews singers and other conversational partners; various short films will be shown

Begin of the operetta

8.45pm – 9.15pm

End of the operetta

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