Cunning Little Vixen

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22 June – 1 July
Arts Centre Melbourne, Playhouse

22, 24, 27, 29 June 7:30pm

1 July 1:00pm

Running time is approx. 90 minutes with one 20 minute interval

Suitable for ages 9+

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About Cunning Little Vixen

 

The forest comes alive in Victorian Opera’s new production of Leoš Janáček’s Cunning Little Vixen. One of the great masterpieces of early twentieth century music, this rarely-heard opera will be staged for five performances only at Arts Centre Melbourne’s Playhouse from 22 June – 1 July. 
A celebration of the beauty of nature and cycle of life, Cunning Little Vixen muses on the interaction between human and animal life. Set in an idyllic forest, the story follows a Vixen’s lyrical journey from youth to adulthood. 
Janáček (Jenůfa, Katya Kabanová) was aged 70 when the opera premiered in 1924. His music pulses with life and colour, majesty and grandeur; reflecting a great musical maturity and understanding of life. 
A joyous, life-affirming treat for all lovers of music and theatre, the 90 minute opera is sung in English and considered a perfect introduction to opera for families and first-timers. 

The forest comes alive in our new production of Janáček’s Cunning Little Vixen. One of the great masterpieces of early twentieth century music, this rarely-heard opera will be staged for five performances only.

Celebrating the beauty of nature and cycle of life, Cunning Little Vixen muses on the interaction between human and animal life. Set in an idyllic forest, the story follows a Vixen’s lyrical journey from youth to adulthood. 

Janáček (Jenůfa, Katya Kabanová) was aged 70 when the opera premiered in 1924. His music pulses with life and colour, majesty and grandeur; reflecting a great musical maturity and understanding of life. 

A joyous, life-affirming treat for all lovers of music and theatre, the 90 minute opera is sung in English and considered a perfect introduction to opera for families and first-timers. 

 

Production Information

Composer & Librettist

Leoš Janácek

Creative Team

Conductor Jack Symonds
Director Stuart Maunder AM
Set Design Richard Roberts
Costume Design Roger Kirk
Lighting Design Trudy Dalgleish

Cast

Vixen Celeste Lazarenko
Fox Antoinette Halloran
Forester Barry Ryan
Mrs Forester/Owl Dimity Shepherd
Schoolmaster/Mosquito Brenton Spiteri
Harašta Samuel Dundas
Badger/Parson Jeremy Kleeman

Chorus

Pásek (Innkeeper): Paul Biencourt
Mrs. Pásková/Dog: Lynlee Williams
Tyrenka/Hen: Danielle Calder           
Chocholka: Cristina Russo
Cockerel: Alexandra Ioan
Hen/ Woodpecker: Belinda Paterson
Hen/Jay: Diana Simpson
Hen: Kerrie Bolton, Michelle McCarthy        
Fox Cub/ Grasshopper: Hayley Edwards
Fox Cub/ Bee: Maia Hanrahan, Harmony Lee
Fox Cub/ Dragonfly: Eliza O’Connor
Fox Cub/ Frog/Frantík: Lisha Ooi
Fox Cub/ Caterpillar: Maggie Orr
Fox Cub/ Snail: Emilie Washington    
Fox Cub/Cricket/Pepík: Sophia Wasley 
Chorus: Paul Hughes
Chorus: Michael Lapina         
Chorus: Kiran Rajasingam 

Pásek Paul Biencourt
Mrs. Pásková/Lapák Lynlee Williams
Tyrenka/Hen Danielle Calder           
Chocholka Cristina Russo
Cockerel Alexandra Ioan
Hen/Woodpecker Belinda Paterson
Hen/Jay Diana Simpson
Hen Kerrie Bolton
Hen Michelle McCarthy        
Chorus Paul Hughes
Chorus Michael Lapiña         
Chorus Kiran Rajasingam 

Children's Chorus

Cricket/Pepík/Fox Cub Sophia Wasley
Frog/Frantík/Fox Cub Lisha Ooi
Bee/Fox Cub Maia Hanrahan
Bee/Fox Cub Harmony Lee
Caterpillar/Fox Cub Maggie Orr
Dragonfly/Fox Cub Eliza O’Connor
Grasshopper/Fox Cub Hayley Edwards
Snail/Fox Cub Emilie Washington


Orchestra

Orchestra Victoria


Audio Described Performances & Tactile Tours
29 June, 7:30pm (Tactile Tour at 6:40pm)
1 July, 1:00pm (Tactile Tour at 12:10pm)

Patrons’ Behind the Scenes 16 June
Patrons’ Pre-Show Drinks 27 June