About the Event
Spend a surprising and deeply moving musical evening with hens, dogs, badgers and 'The Cunning Little Vixen', in concert version at the Théâtre des Champs‐Elysées.
Janácek's improbable opera is a deeply moving meditation on human existence and its highs and lows, its fleeting moments of happiness, its unconsolable sadness at the transience of all living things, and the deep solace the seventy‐year‐old composer found in his awareness of life's ever regenerating power.
Cast / Production
Elena Tsallagova | The Fox
Christopher Purves | The Gamekeeper
Angela Brower | The Fox
Elizabeth Cragg | The Hen / The Jay
Ella Taylor | The Rooster / The Innkeeper's Wife
Kitty Whately | The Dog / The Gamekeeper's Wife / The Owl / The Woodpecker
Robert Murray / The Schoolmaster / The Mosquito / The Innkeeper
William Thomas / The Badger / The Priest / The Poacher
Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla | conductor
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Chœur de Radio France | direction Irène Kudela