The Cunning Little Vixen

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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