Lucy Crowe, Emma Bell, Sergei Leiferkus, Mischa Schelomianski, Sebastian Davies, Beatrice Watkins, Adrian Thompson, Orlando Woscholski, Louise Moseley, Jean Rigby, Lucie Spickova, The Glyndebourne Chorus, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Vladimir Jurowski (conductor), Melly Still (director)
Recorded live at Glyndebourne Festival Opera, June 2012. The tale of a quick-witted fox and her escape from confinement for a life in the forest that is by turns joyful and violent, The Cunning Little Vixen is an unsentimental parable of death and rebirth that lives through the instinctive and immediate world of nature, animal and human, which Janacek loved so much. Melly Still's production for Glyndebourne finds the 'delicate balance between whimsy and mysticism' (Daily Telegraph) at the heart of the opera, which Vladimir Jurowski conducts 'with lustrous style: you can hear the birds in the score, feel the sunshine and thrill to the starlit night sky in the final scene' (Opera Today). Extra feature - Creating Janacek's The Cunning Little Vixen.
Janacek The Cunning Little Vixen
Running Time: 1 hr 59 min
Also available on Blu-ray (OABD7117D)
'Lucy Crowe's glowingly sung Vixen...Tom Pye's Hockneyish designs are evocative of a world of childish wonder, with animal costumes which cleverly suggest human characteristics' (The Daily Telegraph)