The municipalities of Balzers and Vaduz are the traditional home of operettas, musicals and opera in Liechtenstein. The operetta societies in Balzers (1913) and Vaduz (1940) as well as the Liechtenstein Musical Company (1997) based in Balzers and the Vaduz Opera Society (1997) share more than 200 years of experience.
The operetta socities in Balzers and Vaduz were originally formed when the local men's choirs wanted to perform theatre and musicals to the population. Popular, well-known pieces were performed once a year at both locations until the mid-1970s. Since 1977 the societies have performed in alternate years and continue to attract large audiences from near and far.
Since its foundation in 1997, the Vaduz Opera Society has performed a number of well-known works. As with the two operetta socieities in Vaduz and Balzers, the society's success is based on a mixture of local singers, regional musicians and renowned soloists from Liechtenstein and abroad.
Since it was first created, the Liechtenstein Musical Company (LMC) has aimed to put on a professional musical in Balzers every two years. The LMC works with professional musicians from abroad and offers talented and interested youngsters from across Liechtenstein and the surrounding region a unique platform.