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Cunning Little Vixen with WA Opera

posted 13 Mar 2018, 05:59 by Thomas Friberg
April 2018

From WAO: link

Be transported to the forest and follow the beautifully touching tale of the vixen, Sharp Ears.

For the first time the passionate and vibrant music of Janáček comes to West Australian Opera with The Cunning Little Vixen. This opera reflects on the nature of life, the cycle of birth and death, and the connection between the world of humans and animals.

The Cunning Little Vixen is profound theatre, an enchanting experience to be enjoyed by the whole family in a new production designed by Richard Roberts and Roger Kirk and directed by Stuart Maunder under the baton of conductor Johannes Fritzsch.  One of the great masterpieces of early twentieth century music, this rarely-heard opera will be staged for four performances only. Suitable for ages 9+.

Presented by arrangement with Victorian Opera.

Composer – Leoš Janáček
Libretto – Rudolf Těsnohlídek & Stanislav Lolek
Conductor – Johannes Fritzsch
Director – Stuart Maunder
Set Designer – Richard Roberts
Costume Designer – Roger Kirk
Lighting Designer – Trudy Dalgleish
Vixen – Emma Pearson
Fox – Rachelle Durkin
Forester – James Clayton
Schoolmaster / Mosquito – Matthew Ward
Forester’s Wife / Owl – Ileana Rinaldi
Harašta – Mark Alderson
Parson / Badger – Paull-Anthony Keightley
Pásek – Perry Joyce
Mrs Pásková / Lapak – Ashlyn Tymms
Chocholka – Pia Harris
Cock / Jay – Rebecca Castellini
Tyrenka / Hen – Prudence Sanders
Hen / Woodpecker – Chelsea Kluga
Hen – Mary-Attracta Connolly
Hen – Sonni Byrne
Hen – Anne Millar
Male Chorus – Nathan Stark
Male Chorus – Thomas Friberg
Male Chorus – David Penco