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
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