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Janacek: Cunning Little Vixen / Crowe, Bell, Leiferkus

Janacek / Crowe / Still / Glyndebourne Chorus
Release Date: 05/28/2013 
Label:  Opus Arte   Catalog #: 1101  
Composer:  Leos Janácek
Performer:  Orlando WoscholskiBeatrice WatkinsMischa SchelomianskiLucy Crowe,   ... 
Conductor:  Vladimir Jurowski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic OrchestraGlyndebourne Chorus
Number of Discs: 1 
Length: 1 Hours 59 Mins. 

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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 Stil's production for Glyndebourne find 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
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Leos Janácek

Vixen Sharp Ears – Lucy Crowe
Fox – Emma Bell
Forester – Segey Leiferkus
Parson / Badger – Mischa Schelomianski
Cricket – Sebastian Davies
Grasshopper – Beatrice Watkins
Mosquito – Adrian Thompson
Frog – Orlando Woscholski
Young Vixen Sharp Ears – Louise Moseley
Forester’s Wife / Owl – Jean Rigby
Dog – Lucie Špicková

The Glyndebourne Chorus
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Vladimir Jurowski, conductor

Melly Still, stage director

Recorded live at Glyndebourne Festival Opera, June 2012

- Creating Janácek’s The Cunning Little Vixen

Picture format: NTSC 16:9
Sound format: LPCM 2.0 / DTS 5.1
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Subtitles: English, French, German, Korean
Running time: 119 mins
No. of DVDs: 1

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The Cunning Little Vixen by Leos Janácek
Performer:  Orlando Woscholski (Voice), Beatrice Watkins (Voice), Mischa Schelomianski (Bass),
Lucy Crowe (Soprano), Sergei Leiferkus (Baritone), Emma Bell (Soprano),
Sebastian Davies (Voice), Jean Rigby (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Vladimir Jurowski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra,  Glyndebourne Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1921-1923; Brno, Czech Republic 

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