• Details

    Extend your Tour 2014 experience by enjoying Glyndebourne on screen as well as on stage this autumn – our cinema screenings, in selected Tour locations, give you access to works which, because of their scale, Glyndebourne will never be able to take on the road.

    This year Melly Still’s playful production of Janáček’s The Cunning Little Vixen provides the perfect Sunday afternoon escape for all the family…

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    Perhaps the only opera to be inspired by a newspaper cartoon strip, every morning Janáček would catch up with the latest exploits of the mischievous vixen Bystrouška. He became such a dedicated follower of her adventures that he responded with an outpouring of music which evokes the wooded rolling hills of the composer’s homeland of Moravia.

    Melly Still’s ‘colourful and joyous’ (Wall Street Journal) Festival 2012 interpretation makes the Vixen’s encounter with life in the forest both heart breaking and humorous, and painfully real.

    Captured live during Festival 2012.
    Performed in Czech with English subtitles.

  • Cast & Creative Team

    Creative team

    Conductor Vladimir Jurowski
    Director Melly Still
    Set Designer Tom Pye
    Costume Designer Dinah Collin
    Lighting Designer Paule Constable
    Choreographer Maxine Doyle


    Forester Sergei Leiferkus
    Vixen (Bystrouška) Lucy Crowe
    Fox Emma Bell
    Parson / Badger Mischa Schelomianski
    Harašta, a poacher William Dazeley
    Forester’s Wife / Owl Jean Rigby
    Schoolmaster/Mosquito Adrian Thompson
    Pásek, Innkeeper Colin Judson
    Innkeeper’s Wife Sarah Pring

    London Philharmonic Orchestra
    The Glyndebourne Chorus