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The Cunning Little Vixen - London Symphony Orchestra / Rattle

Janáček’s life-affirming tale of love, death and the timeless cycle of nature is the latest of Sir Simon Rattle and Peter Sellars’s acclaimed operatic concert stagings.

‘The forest was darker than night, but I felt free!’ Deep in the Moravian countryside, the young fox Sharp-ears obeys no law but her own irrepressible free spirit. The Cunning Little Vixen gives voices to humans, animals and even insects: all driven by the same unquenchable life-force.

Sir Simon Rattle loves it – and with its eternal themes, vivid characters and teeming, radiant score, it’s an opera that needs to be seen as well as heard. Following their innovative, critically acclaimed collaborations on Le Grand Macabre and Pelléas et Melisande Rattle joins forces again with director Peter Sellars to reimagine the Barbican as the Vixen’s world. With a magnificent cast, the result might well be one of the operatic occasions of the year.

Janáček  The Cunning Little Vixen (semi-staged performances, sung in Czech)

Produced by LSO and Barbican

London Symphony Orchestra
Sir Simon Rattle  conductor
Peter Sellars  director
Lucy Crowe  Vixen
Gerald Finley  Forester
Sophia Burgos  Fox, Chocholka
Peter Hoare  Schoolmaster, Cock, Mosquito
Jan Martiník  Badger, Parson
Hanno Müller-Brachmann  Haraschta
Paulina Malefane  Forester's Wife, Owl, Woodpecker
Anna Lapkovskaja  Mrs Pasek, Dog
Jonah Halton  Pasek
Irene Hoogveld  Jay
London Symphony Chorus
LSO Discovery Voices
Simon Halsey  chorus director
David Lawrence  chorus master
Lucy Griffiths  chorus master
Ben Zamora  lighting designer
Nick Hillel & Adam Smith (Yeast Culture)  video designers
Hans Georg Lenhart  assistant director

Change of artist
Please note that Willard White will no longer be appearing in these performances, as listed in some early concert listings.
Posted 11am 20 April 2018

Event starts
Thursday 27 June, 2019
Event Ends
Saturday 29 June, 2019
Barbican Hall
Venue Address
Silk Street

London, London

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