National Theatre

The Cunning Little Vixen

Janáček’s celebrated "philosophical revue".

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Sunday

11/22/2020


5:00 PM


The National Theatre

Praha 1


190 - 990 CZK

Description

ABOUT PERFORMANCE

Janáček’s celebrated "philosophical revue" on animals and people, desire, disillusionment with life and wise atonement with eternal Nature. The Cunning Little Vixen, inspired by the newspaper serial story of Rudolf Těsnohlídek and Stanislav Lolek, transposed in 1921-1923 with great understanding, feeling and hyperbole into operatic form, is a title possessing significant potential to captivate the audience. Owing to its wit, profound ideas and emotionality, the work speaks to adults, while children are enchanted by its picturesque nature and exquisite scenery.

Despite being one of the most famous Czech operas and part of the standard global repertoire, in our country Janáček’s work is still not as popular (perhaps due to the ingrained prejudice against the composer’s music) as comparable titles such as The Bartered Bride, Rusalka and The Devil and Kate. 

CAST AND PERFORMANCE

Cast: Jana Šrejma Kačírková (Vixen), Václava Krejčí Housková (Golden-back, the Fox), Svatopluk Sem (Gamekeeper) and others.

Soloists of the National Theatre Opera 
The National Theatre Chorus
The National Theatre Orchestra

Length 130 minutes
Wheelchair access
Break 1x20 minutes
Music
Leoš Janáček
Conductor
Robert Jindra
Conductor
Ondřej Havelka
Stage director
Ondřej Havelka