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    The Cunning Little Vixen

    Příhody lišky Bystroušky
    Leoš Janáček 

    Between a fable and an initiatory journey, the adventures of the cunning little vixen brilliantly illustrate Janacek's musical and humanist legacy.

    Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla
    Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla © Frans Jansen

    Elena Tsallagova | The Vixen
    Roland Wood | Forester
    Angela Brower | The Fox
    Elizabeth Cragg | The hen / The Jay
    Ella Taylor | The rooster / The Innkeeper's Wife
    Kitty Whately | The dog / Forester's wife / The Owl / The Woodpecker
    Robert Murray | Schoolmaster / Mosquito / The Innkeeper
    William Thomas | The Badger / The priest / The Poacher

    Catherine Mulroy | Young Vixen 
    Joshua Webb | Cricket  
    Christopher Bergs | Grasshopper
    Ben Fletcher | Frog  
    Leo Jemison | Pepik
    Joshua D’Souza Konda | Frantik
    Tous avec Daniel Todd et Simeon Wren | Young Fox Cubs

    Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla | direction
    City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
    Chœur de Radio France | direction Irène Kudela 

    Sung in Czech, with French and English surtitles

    An evening of grace and poetry in a humanist tale where human and animal destinies intertwine with humour, fantasy and melancholy. Janacek, known for his particularly dark dramas such as Jenufa and Katia Kabanova, is an exception here. The musician, who was then in his seventies, tells us about the adventures of a gamekeeper, an innkeeper, a priest, a schoolmaster... and a vixen, a fox, a dog, a rooster and some hens, crickets, grasshoppers, flies, dragonflies, an owl, a badger... But in the forest, nothing ever grows old except for the illusions of men. To accompany this poetic bestiary, the talented Mirga Grazinyté-Tyla and her musicians from the Birmingham Orchestra make their return.

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