The Land of Smiles

The Land of Smiles (1956) was an operetta production by Folketeatret, based on the operetta by Franz Lehár (music), Ludwig Herzer and Fritz Löhner-Beda (libretto). The action takes place in China.

Gøran Gentele directed it.

Kari Frisell played the role of Lisa.

Arne Hendriksen played the role of prince Sou-Chong.


(Objekt ID 21902)
Object type Production
Premiere Navember 30, 1956
Produced by Folketeatret
Based on The Land of Smiles by Franz Lehár, Ludwig Herzer, Fritz Löhner-Beda
Audience Adults
Language Norwegian
Keywords Operetta, Theatre
Running period Navember 30, 1956  


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Contributors (18)
Name Role
Ludwig Herzer – Playwright
Fritz Löhner-Beda – Playwright
Göran Gentele – Direction
Rita Tori – Choreography
Franz Lehár – Composer
Herman Bendixen – Stage design
Norunn Henningsen – Costume design
Øivind Berne – Actor (Tjener hos Lichtenfels)
Marit Bolling – Actor (Mi)
Hilde Brenni – Actor (Lore)
Bjarne Bø – Actor (En general)
Kari Frisell – Actor (Lisa)
Per Theodor Haugen – Actor (Fu-Li)
Arne Hendriksen – Actor (Prins Sou-Chong)
Ola Isene – Actor (Tschang)
Erling Lindahl – Actor (Grev Ferdinand Lichtenfels)
Birger Løvaas – Actor (Overeunukken)
Georg Richter – Actor (Grev Gustav von Bodenstein)
Performance dates
Navember 30, 1956Hovedscenen i Folketeaterbygningen Opening night