Lyrics by Janacek after Tesnohlidek. Title can also be translated as The Adventures of Vixen Sharp Ears. The adventures of the Vixen as she escapes captivity, finds a mate, gives birth and dies represent the universal cycle of life, played out with a supporting cast of birds and insects. The creatures of the forest and farmyard are tellingly compared with the human community to create a moving yet optimistic reflection on the challenges and joys of existence. This production is a presentation of an original production by Welsh National Opera.


Susan Gritton (Vixen), Sarah Connolly (Fox), David Kempster (Poacher), Peter Coleman-Wright (Forester), Mark Le Brocq (Schoolmaster), Mark Beesley (Parson), Iain Paterson (Badger)


Music: Leos Janacek
Lyrics: Leos Janacek
Company: English National Opera
Conductor: Richard Farnes
Director(s): David Pountney (original director), Elaine Tyler-Hall (revival director)
Design: Maria Bjornson
Lighting: Nick Chelton
Choreographer: Stuart Hopps (original choregrapher)
Translation: Norman Tucker
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The Cunning Little Vixen

The Cunning Little Vixen (Opera or Operetta) production archive for QTIX code T1034693594. Details of all The Cunning Little Vixen archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S1896

Archive Listings

7 Feb 01
2 Mar 01
London Coliseum
West End
Greater London

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