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The cunning little vixen [electronic resource] : opera / Janáček ; Idéale Audience, Opéra national de Paris, NHK ; Don Kent, director.

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[Place of publication not identified] : Idéale Audience : Opéra national de Paris : NHK, [2008]
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1 online resource (1 video file (1 hr., 41 min.)) : sound, color
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Operas.
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Internet videos.
Language:
Sung in Czech; English subtitles.
System Details:
digital
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Summary:
Elusive and always insolently free, even when the forester chains her up and the schoolmaster in his inevitable cups believes he is pursuing Terynka, this little vixen is a will-o'-the-wisp whose flashing russet, wherever it blazes, revives the smart of their ancient desires and departed loves in the hearts of men. In a community living as close to the natural state and its prodigies as it is imaginable to be, no other creature better personifies the life-force which demands that we accept the implacable cycle of Nature, encompassed between the extremities of birth and death. Leoš Janáček's The Cunning Little Vixen was described by its composer as "a comic opera with a sad ending." It is a profoundly poetic tale for which the composer wrote some wonderful, life-enriching music that is magnificently orchestrated. "His music is quite simply overwhelmingly moving," says André Engel, who, working with an outstanding cast, directed a new production of this fascinating work for the Paris Opéra.
Participant:
Elena Tsallagova (the Vixen) ; Jukka Rasilainen (the Forester) ; Michèle Lagrange (the Forester's wife) ; David Kuebler (the Schoolmaster) ; Roland Bracht (the Parson) ; Paul Gay (Harašta) ; Hannah Esther Minutillo (the Fox) ; Chœur de Théâtre National de l'Opéra de Paris, Alessandro di Stefano, chorus master ; Orchestre du Théâtre National de l'Opéra de Paris ; Dennis Russell Davies, conductor.
Notes:
Libretto by the composer after the novella Liška Bystrouška by Rudolf Tésnohlídek.
Recorded 2008 Opéra Bastille, Paris, France.
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Contributor:
Janáček, Leoš, 1854-1928, composer, librettist.
Kent, Don, film director.
Tsallagova, Elena, singer.
Rasilainen, Jukka, singer.
Lagrange, Michèle, singer.
Kuebler, David, singer.
Bracht, Roland, singer.
Gay, Paul, 1968- singer.
Minutillo, Hana, singer.
Di Stefano, Alessandro, 1970- conductor.
Davies, Dennis Russell, conductor.
Idéale Audience International, production company.
Opéra national de Paris, production company.
Nihon Hōsō Kyōkai, production company.
Opéra de Paris. Chœur, singer.
Opéra de Paris. Orchestre, instrumentalist.
Contains:
Container of: Janáček, Leoš, 1854-1928. Příhody lišky Bystroušky.
OCLC:
956370618
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Restricted for use by site license.