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Janacek: Cunning Little Vixen / Kelsey, Christin, Petersen, Langan, Ozawa


Release Date: 10/29/2013 
Label:  Arthaus Musik   Catalog #: 101697  
Composer:  Leos Janácek
Performer:  Marcella PolidoriFederico LepreGustav BelacekDennis Petersen,   ... 
Conductor:  Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Florence Maggio Musicale OrchestraFlorence Maggio Musicale Chorus
Number of Discs: 1 
Length: 1 Hours 43 Mins. 

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Based on an illustrated tale published as a newspaper serial, this fanciful opera is one of JanácŤek’s true masterworks – at once charming, frightening, tragic and, in the end, life-affirming. The Cunning Little Vixen has been seldom staged in Italy, and this Florence production stars Seiji Ozawa as conductor and Laurent Pelly as stage director and costume designer. This production received rave reviews for beautifully bringing to life on stage the opera’s fantasy world of animal protagonists. This is a work that can be enjoyed by not only classical music fans but by anyone, from child to adult.

Leoš Janácek Read more /> THE CUNNING LITTLE VIXEN

Gamekeeper – Quinn Kelsey
Gamekeeper’s Wife / Owl – Judith Christin
Schoolmaster / Mosquito – Dennis Petersen
Parson / Badger – Kevin Langan
Harašta – Gustáv Belácek
Pásek – Federico Lepre
Páskova – Marcella Polidori
Bystrouška – Isabel Bayrakdarian
Fox – Lauren Curnow

Fiorentino Maggio Musicale Chorus and Orchestra
(chorus master: Piero Monti)
Seiji Ozawa, conductor

Laurent Pelly, stage director and costume designer
Barbara de Limburg Stirum, set designer
Peter van Praet, lighting designer
Lionel Hoche, choreographer

Recorded live from Teatro Comunale, Florence, 8 November 2009

Picture format: NTSC 16:9
Sound format: PCM Stereo / Dolby Digital 5.1
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Subtitles: Italian, English, German, French, Spanish, Korean
Running time: 103 mins
No. of DVDs: 1 (DVD 9)
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Works on This Recording

1. The Cunning Little Vixen by Leos Janácek
Performer:  Marcella Polidori (Soprano), Federico Lepre (Tenor), Gustav Belacek (Bass),
Dennis Petersen (Tenor), Quinn Kelsey (Baritone), Judith Christin (Mezzo Soprano),
Kevin Langan (Tenor), Isabel Bayrakdarian (Soprano)
Conductor:  Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Florence Maggio Musicale Orchestra,  Florence Maggio Musicale Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1921-1923; Brno, Czech Republic 

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