JANÁCEK The Cunning Little Vixen
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
Simon Halsey chorus director
David Lawrence chorus master
Lucy Griffiths chorus master
Ben Zamora lighting designer
Nick Hillel video designer
Hans Georg Lenhardt assistant director
For more information and tickets, please visit the Philharmonie de Paris website.
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 – 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.’