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. New Production - Supported by the Opera North Foundation. Sung in English. Sponsored by Manchester Airport. Running time approx. 2 hours.Performers Janis Kelly (Vixen), Giselle Allen (Fox), Christopher Purves (Forester), Nigel Robson (Schoolmaster), Richard Angas (Parson exclu Sep 26/Oct18/Dec18 and 22), Mark Stone (Poacher), Michael John Pearson.
Music Leos Janacek. Lyrics Leos Janacek. Company Opera North. Conductor Steven Sloane (except Newcastle). Conductor James Holmes (Newcastle). Director Annabel Arden. Design Richard Hudson. Lighting Colin Smith. Choreographer Monica Pagneux.