The Cunning Little Vixen in New Zealand

23 July 2022, 7pm, Opera House, Toitoi: Hawke’s Bay Arts & Events Centre, Hastings, New Zealand Festival Opera & Hawke’s Bay Arts Festival Leoš Janáček: The Cunning Little Vixen (premiere, semi-staged performance) Directed by: John Wilkie, music director: José Aparicio Cast: Joanna Foote (Vixen), Anna Pierard (Fox), Samuel McKeever (Forester), Tomairangi Henare (Parson), Lila LJ Crichton (Schoolmaster), … Read more

London: The Cunning Little Vixen

18 February 2022, 7:30pm, London Coliseum, London English National Opera Leoš Janáček: The Cunning Little Vixen (premiere of a new production) Directed by: Jamie Manton, music director: Martyn Brabbins Cast: Sally Matthews (Vixen), Pumeza Matshikiza (Fox), Lester Lynch (Forester), Madeleine Shaw (Forester’s Wife, Owl), Alan Oke (Schoolmaster, Mosquito), Clive Bayley (Priest, Badger), Ossian Huskinson (A Poacher), John Findon (Innkeeper, … Read more

Munich: The Cunning Little Vixen

30 January 2022, 7pm, Nationaltheater, Munich, Germany Bayerische Staatsoper Leoš Janáček: The Cunning Little Vixen (premiere of a new production) Directed by: Barrie Kosky, music director: Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla Cast: Elena Tsallagova (Vixen), Angela Brower (Fox), Wolfgang Koch (Forester), Lindsay Ammann (Forester’s Wife, Owl), Jonas Hacker (Rechtor, Komár), Martin Snell (Schoolmaster, Mosquito), Milan Siljanov (Harašta), Caspar Singh (Pásek), … Read more

Karlsruhe: The Cunning Little Vixen

16 December 2018, Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany Leoš Janáček: The Cunning Little Vixen (premiere) Directed by: Yuval Sharon, music director: Justin Brown Cast: Uliana Alexyuk / Agnieszka Tomaszewska (Vixen), Dilara Bastar / Alexandra kadurina (Fox), Andrew Finden / Armin Kolarczyk (Forester), Cameron Becker / Klaus Schneider (Schoolmaster / Mosquito), Konstantin Gorny / Nathanael Travernier (Priest / … Read more

Aachen: The Cunning Little Vixen

30 June 2018, Theater Aachen, Aachen, Germany in collaboration with Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln Leoš Janáček: The Cunning Little Vixen (premiere) Directed by: Tamara Heimbrock, music director: Raimund Laufen Cast: Yoonsoo Kil / Liza Sparovec (Vixen), Andrea Graff / Minyoung Kim (Fox), Rein Saar / Jeong Daegyun (Forester), Takahiro Namiki / Jiyuan Qiu (Schoolmaster, Mosquito) … Read more

Hagen: The Cunning Little Vixen

After 45 years, Leoš Janáček’s Cunning Little Vixen returned to the stage of Theater Hagen, North Rhine-Westphalia. The premiere on 24 March has already received a very positive critical response. The praise has concerned mainly the direction by Mascha Pörzgen, who perfectly balanced both levels of the story – a beast fable and an allegorical drama – and the performance of … Read more

Koblenz: The Cunning Little Vixen

On 3 March, Theater Koblenz (Rhineland-Palatinate) presented a new production of Leoš Janáček’s Cunning Little Vixen. As the director Alexander von Pfeil put it, he had decided to focus not only on the depiction of the natural world, but also on revealing the Kafkaesque traces of the opera. The conductor is the theatre’s music director and chief conductor … Read more

Santa Barbara: The Cunning Little Vixen

One of the four operas presented this season at Opera Santa Barbara, California, is Janáček’s Cunning Little Vixen. The new production by Crystal Manich, which is dedicated to both adult and children spectators (which is also one of the reasons why it is sung in an English), received two performances – on 3rd and 5th March at … Read more

Coburg: The Cunning Little Vixen in a world of child prostitution

On 4th February, Landestheater Coburg, Bavaria, presented a new, radical production of Janáček’s Cunning Little Vixen. The Hungarian director duo Alexandra Szemerédy and Magdolna Parditka, who are also responsible for the scenography and costumes, completely abandoned the animal realm and set the story into the world of child prostitution in Eastern Europe. Cages holding underage girls prisoner … Read more