The famous operetta by Franz Lehár Das Land des Lächelns in the production by Andreas Homoki is now available on DVD! +++ In the new production La forza del destino Gezim Myshketa takes over the role of Fra Melitone instead of Ruben Drole. Marcelo Puente sings the role of Don Alvaro instead of Yonghoon Lee. +++ The DVD recording of Jules Massenet's Werther has been included on the honory list of the German Record Critics' Award. +++ In the new production L'incoronazione di Poppea David Hansen takes over the role of Nerone instead of Valer Sabadus; Kristofer Lundin sings Liberto, Secondo Soldato and Console instead of Omer Kobiljak. +++ In the resumption of La traviata Omer Kobiljak takes over the role of Gastone instead of Iain Milne. Karina Demurova sings the role of Flora instead of Deniz Uzun. +++ Jean-Sébastien Bou sings the role of Escamillo in the revival of Carmen instead of Levente Molnar. Rebeca Olvera will take over the role of Frasquita in the performances on 1 and 10 July in place of Sen Guo. Sen Guo sings all other dates (4, 7 and 14 July) as planned. +++ In the resumption Lucia di Lammermoor Nina Minasyan will take over the title role for the performances on 22, 28 Feb as well as 14, 19 Mar instead of Diana Damrau, while Venera Gimadieva will sing the remaining performances on 26 Feb, 5 and 10 Mar as planned. The role of Raimondo Bidebent is sung in all performances by Wenwei Zhang instead of Nicolas Testé. +++ Michael Fichtenholz will be appointed opera director at the Opernhaus Zürich from the 2018/19 season.