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The cunning little vixen

Intermissions: 1
Premiere: 09. Mar 2013 Running period: 09 - 15. March

Affectionate and folk-inspired, the opera tells the story of the life and love of a young fox in the forest and her dealings with the humans who cross her path. Staged by the world renowned choreographers and directors Inbal Pinto and Avshalom Pollak.

Leoš Janáček was an avid follower of he newspaper cartoon trip about the naughty litte fox Bystrouska - so much so that she inspired his beautiful, lyrical opera Cunning Little Vixen. His tribute to her turned into an outpouring of glorious, romantic music, which while it paints vivid pictures of the rural, rolling Marovian countryside, also shows us his deep humanity and quirky humour.

The opera portrays, with touching perception, the relationship between humans and anmimals. So Janáček shos us wistfully the cycle of life - as humans, and in nature. Life in the forest continues, we age, love, re-produce, grow wiser... Rory Macdonald / Conductor Inbal Pinto and Avshalom Pollak / Direction, scenography and choreography

Hila Baggio / The cunning little vixen Ann-Christine Larsson / The male fox Hanna Husáhr / Cockerel, Eurasian Jay Gunda-Marie Bruce / Chicken Daniela Iancu / Owl Christopher Lemmings / Mosquito Mischa Schelomianski / BadgerSiv Misund / The dog Lapák Iain Paterson / Forester Daniela Iancu / The forester's wife Alexander Polkovnikov / The poacher Harasta Christopher Lemmings / The teacher Mischa Schelomianski / The priest

Tamar Hoenig, Tvi Fishzon, Tom Weksler, Avidan Ben Giat, Rosalind Noctor, Andrea Martini, Stav Struz og Annie Rigney / Dancers from Inbal Pinto & Avshalom Pollak Dance Company

Bergen Filharmoniske Orkester KorVest Bergen Filharmoniske Kor Bergen Nasjonale Operas Barnekor Håkon Matti Skrede / kormester

Selected dates


09/03 Saturday 18.00
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11/03 Monday 19.00
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13/03 Wednesday 19.00
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15/03 Friday 19.00
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