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For this operetta production, world-class tenor Piotr Beczała returned to Opernhaus Zürich as Sou-Chong. He has an equal partner in Julia Kleiter, who plays the role of Lisa. Fabio Luisi and Andreas Homoki know very well that the genre of operetta requires particular care – Thus, Homoki has transfered the plot to a 1920s Paris Variété theatre, complete with show staircase and heavy curtains. In order to emphasize the operatic elements, he condensed the piece, cutting several secondary roles and shortening dialogues.

Next screening: Aug 12, 2020