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The Cunning Little Vixen - Opera

Venue: Prague National Theatre

Národní 2
110 00 Praha 1
Czech Republic
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The Cunning Little Vixen - Opera
Fri 19 January 2018
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Event details
Composer: Leoš Janáček

The Cunning Little Vixen, inspired by the newspaper serial story of Rudolf Těsnohlídek and Stanislav Lolek, transposed in 1921-1923 with great understanding, feeling and hyperbole into operatic form, is a title possessing significant potential to captivate the audience. Owing to its wit, profound ideas and emotionality, the work speaks to adults, while children are enchanted by its picturesque nature and exquisite scenery. Despite being one of the most famous Czech operas and part of the standard global repertoire, in our country Janáček’s work is still not as popular (perhaps due to the ingrained prejudice against the composer’s music) as comparable titles such as The Bartered Bride, Rusalka and The Devil and Kate. 

Photo: Hana Smejkalová

Duration of the performance: 2 hours and 10 minutes, 1 intermission

The opera is staged in Czech original version and Czech and English surtitles are used in the performance.

Program details

Libretto: Leoš Janáček
Musical preparation: Robert Jindra
Conductor: Robert Jindra
Stage director: Ondřej Havelka
Sets: Martin Černý
Costumes: Kateřina Štefková
Choreography: Jana Hanušová
Chorus master: Martin Buchta
Dramaturgy: Ondřej Hučín





Lenka Máčiková  

Alžběta Poláčková

Jana Sibera



Kateřina Jalovcová  

Stanislava Jirků

Michaela Kapustová



Martin Bárta  

Svatopluk Sem


Schoolmaster / Mosquito

Jaroslav Březina  

Jan Vacík

Josef Moravec


Priest / Gadger

Jiří Sulženko  

Luděk Vele


Lapák, a dog

Václava Krejčí Housková  

Jana Sýkorová


Gamekeeper’s wife / Owl

Jitka Burgetová  

Jitka Svobodová


Chocholka, a hen

Olessia Baranová  

Michaela Šrůmová


Pásková / Woodpecker

Yvona Škvárová  

Lenka Šmídová



Jiří Brückler  

Jiří Hájek


Pásek, a bartender

Vladimír Doležal  

Jan Markvart



Sylva Čmugrová  

Jana Horáková Levicová


Chorus master of the Kühn's Children's Choir:Jiří Chvála

National Theatre Orchestra

National Theatre Chorus

Ballet of the National Theatre Opera

Premiere: March 20 and 22, 2014

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The historical building of the National Theatre, constructed in 1883, is generally considered the prime stage in the CzechRepublic. It is the flagship of the National Theatre institution, today amounting to five buildings and encompassing four companies. You can see there Opera, Drama and Ballet performances.


Idea of building a stately theatre for the Czech nation


The National Theatre is the embodiment of the will of the Czech nation for a national identity and independence. Collections of money among the broad mass of the people facilitated its construction and hence the ceremonial laying of its foundation stone on 16 May 1868 was tantamount a nationwide political manifestation.


The idea of building a stately edifice to serve as a theatre was first mooted in the autumn of 1844 at meetings of patriots in Prague. It began to materialise through a request for “the privilege of constructing, furnishing, maintaining and managing” an independent Czech theatre, which was submitted to the Provincial Committee of the Czech Assembly by František Palacký on 29 January 1845. The privilege was granted in April 1845. Yet it was not until six years later – in April 1851 – that the Society for the Establishment of a Czech National Theatre in Prague (founded in the meantime) made its first public appeal to start collections. A year later the proceeds of the first collections allowed for the purchase of land belonging to a former salt works with the area of less than 28 acres, which predetermined the magnificent location of the theatre on the bank of the river Vltava facing the panorama of Prague Castle, yet at the same time the cramped area and trapezoidal shape posed challenging problems for the building’s designers.

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