Based on a series novel by the name Liška Bystrouška, The Cunning Little Vixen opera is written by Leoš Janáček and first premiered in 1924. Originally written by Rudolf Těsnohlídek as a comic tale, Janáček met the author and requested his permission to write an opera on the short story. The opera follows the story of a vixen who was taken home by a forester to keep as a pet as a cub. The opera has both tragic and philosophical elements but with a few fun moments to keep the piece overall light-hearted.
This production returns to London Coliseum and is directed by an up-and-coming director, Jamie Manton. Janáček’s dramatic score including Moravian folk music is being conducted by Martyn Brabbins. The production features an amazing cast that consists of Sally Matthews as the Vixen, Pumeza Matshikiza as the Fox, and Lester Lynch as the Forester.
The Cunning Little Vixen by Leoš Janáček follows a titular fox who is captured as a cub by a forester. The opera follows the cub as the forester’s pet into adulthood and her escape from the forester. When the vixen comes into her womanhood, she meets a fox and takes him home. After an unexpected pregnancy, they marry and raise the cubs together.
Sometime later, Harasta, a poacher, sets a trap for the fox. The fox and vixen cubs mock the trap but Harasta shoots the vixen from a distance and takes her fur to gift to his fiancé Terynka at their wedding. The forester notices the fox fur and heads to the spot in the forest where he met the vixen grieving both her and Terynka’s loss. A frog leaps into his lap, the grandson of the frog at the beginning of the opera, and the forester is left hopeful about the cycle of life and nature.
Direction: Jamie Manton
Music: Martyn Brabbins
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Booking Period: From 16 Apr 2022 - 7 Aug 2022
Opened in 1904, The London Coliseum Theatre is a West End Theatre that has been transformed a lot over the years. This largest theatre in London showed musicals, plays, and shows in the beginning followed by film screenings and now opera. Currently, English National Opera (ENO) is the full time producing company in this theatre that present a diverse range of opera. A few top opera productions to catch here currently are Nutcracker, Satyagraha, Hairspray, and more.
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You can book online tickets to The Cunning Little Vixen from 18 Feb 2022 - 1 Mar 2022.
The ticket price for The Cunning Little Vixen will vary with the seats you choose. However, tickets can be purchased at prices starting from £13.33
The Cunning Little Vixen is suitable for all ages
The Cunning Little Vixen runs for 3 hours.
The Cunning Little Vixen will start playing in London Coliseum from 18 Feb 2022.
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