Opera

    The Cunning Little Vixen

    Leoš Janáček

         
     

    Libretto: The composer

    First Performance: Brno, National Theater, November 6, 1924

    First Peformance at the Israeli Opera: February 25, 2009

    Conductor           Jonathan Webb
    Omer M. Wellber  3.3 , 4.3 , 6.3
    Director David Pountney
    Revival Director Elaine Tyler-Hall
    Set and Costume Designer Maria Bjornson
    Choreographer Stuart Hopps
    Lighting Designer Ian Jones

     

    Soloists          

       

    Vixen Lana Kos
    Hila Baggio  26.2 , 28.2 , 3.3, 6.3
    Forrester Johannes Mannov
    Samuel de Beck Spitzer  27.2 , 3.3, 6.3
    Fox Sara Castle
    Bracha Kol  27.2 , 4.3
    Dog Anatoli Krasik
    Rooster Yosef Aridan
    Badger Andrei Trifonov
    Schoolmaster Felix Livshitz
    Parson Vladimir Braun
    Poacher Noah Briger
    Forrester’s Wife Svetlana Sandler
    Innkeeper Yotam Cohen
    Innkeeper’s Wife Karin Hochman
    Chief Hen Maria Kabelski
    Four Hens Noa Danon
    Anastasia Klevan
    Ira Bertman
    Shira Raz
    Mosquito Simon Kricheli
    Owl Galina Malinsky
    Jay Shirly Hod
    Mr. Mole Limor Ilan
    Mrs. Mole Rinat Goldmann
    Mr. Stoat Ilona Toibis
    Mrs. Stoat Lilia Gretsova
    Mr. Weasel Ala Frimerman
    Mrs. Weasel Nona Salzman
    Woodpecker Nimrod Grrinboim
     
    Spirit of the Vixen Tal Aran
    Dragonfly Erez Tzemah
     
    Fox Cubs Shir Yosef
    May Azagi
    Shira Chazen
    Hadar Shpack
    Maya Cotani
    Yael Dushy
    Halel Anavi
    Adi Freaman
    Naama Chay
    Frog Matan Shechori
    Caterpillar Eylon Agami-Hotter
    Frantic Hillel Medini
    Pepik Ron Hefler
    Cricket Noa Gorali
    Young Vixen Shira Patshornik
    New Vixen Yael Dushy  25.2, 27.2, 2.3, 4.3 
    Hadar Shpack  26.2, 28.2, 3.3, 6.3 


    The Israeli Opera Chorus

    Conductor: Yishai Steckler

    The Opera Orchestra - The Israel Symphony Orchestra Rishon LeZion

    Sung in Czech
    Surtitles in English and Hebrew
    Surtitles: Israel Ouval

    The first Israeli production of Janacek's charming masterpiece about nature and the humane animals that populate its pastures, trying to come to terms with the human beings and the passing of the seasons.

    Synopsis

    Production's Album

    Photos: Yossi Zwecker        



    Further reading:

    From the director's notebook


    Dates

    Wed 25.2 (20:00), Thurs 16.2 (20:00), Fri 27.2 (20:00), Sat 28.2 (20:00)

    Mon 3.2 (20:00), Tues 3.3 (20:00), Wed 4.3 (20:00), Fri 6.3 (13:00)

    Towards Opening: Sat 21.2 (11:00)


    Review

    "Visually stunning… the whole opera has a sense of fun about it, giving it added appeal to those who are new to the art." (Cathryn Scott, Big Issue)

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