Notes and Editorial Reviews
Nicholas Hytner's enchanting production, sung in the original Czech, is conducted by Sir Charles Mackerras, a master of the best Janacek style.
Through myriad shifts of scene, the episodic story is presented in brightly-colored sets and costumes of blissful innocence and simplicity, designed by Bob Crowley.
Jean-Claude Gallotta's choreography for the insects and animals, and Jean Kalman's lighting add to the nostalgically poetic effect of the whole. With Thomas Allen as the Forester, the cast includes Eva Jenis, Hanna Minutillo, Richard Novak and Ivan Kusnjer. This live recording comes from the Theatre du Chatelet in Paris.
Composed by: Leos Janacek
Conducted by: Sir Charles Mackerras
Region: 1 (US and Canada)
Running Time: 97 minutes
Format: NTSC, Widescreen, LPCM
Works on This Recording
The Cunning Little Vixen by Leos Janácek
Ivan Kusnjer (Baritone),
Richard Novák (Bass),
Hannah Minutillo (Mezzo Soprano),
Thomas Allen (Baritone),
Eva Jenis (Soprano)
Sir Charles Mackerras
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1921-1923; Brno, Czech Republic
Venue: Live Theatre du Chatelet, Paris
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