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A fox's face in front of a bright sunflower

The Cunning Little Vixen

LEOŠ JANÁČEK
Tue 21 Mar 2023
Main Stage, Theatre Royal

EVENT INFORMATION

Tickets from: £20.00. Friends discount 10%. Under 30s £10.00. Under 18s 50% off, excluding Gallery, when accompanied by a full paying adult – up to 4 per adult.
Evenings: 7pm
Running time: 2hrs 15mins (including interval)
Sung in English with English titles

A Forester captures a young Vixen and takes her home as a pet for his children. But when she is harassed by the Forester’s amorous dog, and tormented by the children, she escapes back into the wild.
There, the Vixen meets a Fox and has a family, but later she is shot dead as she fends for her cubs. Her children survive, however, and the opera ends in an affirmation of the power of nature to renew itself.

Inspired by the sights and sounds of his native Moravian countryside, Janáček’s colouristic score vividly evokes both the human and animal worlds without a trace of sentimentality. David Pountney’s production – here conducted by Music Director Garry Walker – is widely regarded as a classic.

Originally a co-production between Scottish Opera and Welsh National Opera.

There is a free pre-show talk ahead of this performance with members of the company. Tickets are free but must be pre-booked.

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