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. Sung in English with surtitles


Sally Matthews (Vixen), Pumeza Matshikiza (Fox), Lester Lynch (Forester), Madeleine Shaw (Forester's Wife/Owl), Alan Oke (Schoolmaster/Mosquito), Clive Bayley (Priest/Badger), John Findon (Innkeeper/Cock), Sarah-Jane Lewis (Inndeeper's Wife/Hen), Claire Barnett-Jones (Dog), Alexandra Oomens (Pepik/Woodpecker), Ffion Edwards (Frantik/Jay)


Music: Leos Janacek
Lyrics: Leos Janacek
Producer: English National Opera
Conductor: Martyn Brabbins
Director(s): Jamie Manton, Jenny Ogilvie (movement)
Design: Tom Scutt
Costume: Tom Scutt
Lighting: Lucy Carter
Translation(s): Robert T Jones, Yveta Synek Graff
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The Cunning Little Vixen

The Cunning Little Vixen (Opera or Operetta) production archive for QTIX code T712924106. Details of all The Cunning Little Vixen archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S1896

Archive Listings

18 Feb 22
1 Mar 22
London Coliseum
West End
Greater London

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