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Behind the scenes of The Cunning Little Vixen

Backstage | Janáček


Behind the scenes (I)
In this interview, director Jiří Heřman and dramaturg Patricie Částková discuss how the composer turned a charming forest tale into a philosophical look at the circle of life.

Behind the scenes (II)
Janáček's opera is filled with quirky characters and colourful creatures. Jana Šrejma Kačirková plays Sharp-Ears the Vixen, Julie Šebestová plays Little Sharp Ears, Václava Krejči Housková plays Golden-Back the Fox, and Svatopluk Sem plays Forester. Hear them all share their love for the opera and their roles.

Behind the scenes (III)
In this insightful documentary, director Jiří Heřman and dramaturg Patricie Částková delve into the history of Janáček's opera The Cunning Little Vixen and the process of bringing it to the stage. It features interviews with several members of the cast, the costume, set and lighting designers, and conductor Marko Ivanović.

This performance is no longer viewable as video-on-demand for rights reasons but other material about the production is still available here.