Affectionate and folk-inspired, the opera tells the story of the life and love of a young fox in the forest and her dealings with the humans who cross her path. Staged by the world renowned choreographers and directors Inbal Pinto and Avshalom Pollak.
Leoš Janáček was an avid follower of he newspaper cartoon trip about the naughty litte fox Bystrouska - so much so that she inspired his beautiful, lyrical opera Cunning Little Vixen. His tribute to her turned into an outpouring of glorious, romantic music, which while it paints vivid pictures of the rural, rolling Marovian countryside, also shows us his deep humanity and quirky humour.
The opera portrays, with touching perception, the relationship between humans and anmimals. So Janáček shos us wistfully the cycle of life - as humans, and in nature. Life in the forest continues, we age, love, re-produce, grow wiser...
Rory Macdonald / Conductor
Inbal Pinto and Avshalom Pollak / Direction, scenography and choreography
Hila Baggio / The cunning little vixen
Ann-Christine Larsson / The male fox
Hanna Husáhr / Cockerel, Eurasian
Jay Gunda-Marie Bruce / Chicken
Daniela Iancu / Owl
Christopher Lemmings / Mosquito
Mischa Schelomianski / BadgerSiv Misund / The dog Lapák
Iain Paterson / Forester
Daniela Iancu / The forester's wife
Alexander Polkovnikov / The poacher Harasta
Christopher Lemmings / The teacher
Mischa Schelomianski / The priest
Tamar Hoenig, Tvi Fishzon, Tom Weksler, Avidan Ben Giat, Rosalind Noctor, Andrea Martini, Stav Struz og Annie Rigney / Dancers from Inbal Pinto & Avshalom Pollak Dance Company
Bergen Filharmoniske Orkester
Bergen Filharmoniske Kor
Bergen Nasjonale Operas Barnekor
Håkon Matti Skrede / kormester
A new production by Bergen National Opera (2013)
Copyright: Bergen Nasjonale Opera