|Face value||CHF 0.85|
|Motif||75 Years of Operette Balzers|
Operette Balzers has been firmly rooted in cultural events of the region for decades. This year it looks back on its first operetta production 75 years ago when "The Village without a Bell" by Edward Künneke was performed. The history of the organisation itself began back in 1918, when the actors entertained their audiences with plays and musical performances in the early years until the real operetta era began in 1946. In the anniversary year 2021, the creative artists will begin preparations for Johann Strauss' "A Night in Venice", which will be performed as an anniversary operetta at the beginning of 2022.
To mark this joyous occasion, Philately Liechtenstein is launching the special stamp "75 Years of Operette Balzers" (face value: CHF 0.85). The stamp is divided into four parts and shows in clockwise direction a stage with a curtain and spotlights, the number 75, a mask as a symbol for the theatre and the griffin from the coat of arms of the municipality of Balzers. Designer Sereina Hatt used the heraldic colours of blue and gold as well as the dark red of the Operette's appearance and gave the special stamp a ceremonial look with hot foil stamping in gold.
+ gold hot-foil stamping
Gutenberg AG, Schaan