Leoš Janáček (1854-1928)
The Cunning Little Vixen
Opera in three acts, From Stories by Rudolf Tisnohlídek
From the Châtelet Théâtre Musical de Paris 1995
Choer du Châtelet, Orchestre de Paris, Conducted by Sir Charles Mackerras
Cast : Thomas Allen, Eva Jenis, Hana Minutillo, Libuse Márová, Ivan Kusnjer
Running Time: 98 min
Recording Date: 1995
Menu languages: GB, D, F, SP
Subtitle languages: GB, D, F, SP
Picture Format: 16:9
Sound Format: PCM Stereo
Region Code: 2,5
Sel. No. 100 240 PAL
Besides being one of the most important Czech composers, Leoš Janáček is also among the most individual opera composers of the twentieth century, without whom one could hardly imagine the development of contemporary music. His nine stage works in particular have carried his homeland's life and customs, and also folk melodies and musical language, out into the world.
Leoš Janáček wrote the libretto for the Cunning Little Vixen himself, based on Rudolf Tešnohlidek's story of the same name, Příhody lišky Bystroušky (literally: 'The adventures of the vixen Bystrushka'). The first performance on 6 November 1924 at the Brno National Theatre was a great artistic success, and international acclaim followed with its legendary staging in 1956, at the Comic Opera in Berlin.