The Cunning Little Vixen



Sat 29 Jun 2019 7.30pm - 9.25pm
Barbican Hall, London

JANÁČEK The Cunning Little Vixen (semi-staged performance, sung in Czech)
No interval

Sir Simon Rattle conductor
Peter Sellars director
Lucy Crowe Vixen
Gerald Finley Forester
Sophia Burgos Fox, Chocholka
Peter Hoare Schoolmaster, Cock, Mosquito
Jan Martiník Badger, Parson
Hanno Müller-Brachmann Haraschta
Paulina Malefane Forester's Wife, Owl, Woodpecker
Anna Lapkovskaja Mrs Pasek, Dog
Jonah Halton Pasek
Irene Hoogveld Jay
London Symphony Chorus
LSO Discovery Voices
Simon Halsey chorus director
David Lawrence chorus master
Lucy Griffiths chorus master
Ben Zamora lighting designer
Nick Hillel & Adam Smith (Yeast Culture) video designers
Hans Georg Lenhart assistant director

Tickets: £75 £55 £35 £25

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Not part of the LSO 2018/19 season multibuy, Wildcards or Under-18s tickets. Group discounts do not apply to this concert.

Part of 2018/19 Season


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Please note that finish times are approximate and subject to change.

Two of the boldest minds in music and theatre come together for their third collaboration – a new semi-staged production of Janáček’s masterful opera.

The partnership between Sir Simon Rattle and director Peter Sellars is fast becoming a highlight of the cultural calendar. After two acclaimed productions in previous seasons, which transformed the Barbican Hall in ways never seen before – Debussy’s Pelléas et Mélisande and Ligeti's Le Grand Macabre – the duo bring the 2018/19 season to a rousing finale with Janáček’s comic opera.

Melodious and charming, this is a work rooted in Czech history and folk music; and a sentimental journey through the cycles of life. And for Sir Simon Rattle, it’s a deeply personal and emotional work – ‘it’s the piece that made me want to become an opera conductor… and still one of the pieces that reduces me to tears more easily than any other.’

Produced by LSO and Barbican

Change of artist
Please note that Willard White will no longer be appearing in these performances, as listed in some early concert listings.
Posted 11am 20 April 2018