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Opera

The Cunning Little Vixen

Leoš Janáček
The National Theatre
For the whole family
Czech Classic
For children
Traditional adaptation

Due to the government shutdown are the box offices of the National Theatre closed from 27th of December, 2020.

Basic information

Venue

The National Theatre

Approximate running time

2 hours 10 minutes, 1 intermission 20 minutes

Language

In Czech, subtitles in Czech, English

Premiere

March 20, 2014

Janáček’s celebrated “philosophical revue“ on animals and people, desire, disillusionment with life and wise atonement with eternal Nature.

Cast

  • 2020-2021

Creatives

Musical preparation
Robert Jindra
Stage director
Ondřej Havelka
Choreography
Jana Hanušová
Chorus master of the Kühn's Children's Choir
Jiří Chvála
Dramaturgy
Ondřej Hučín

About

The National Theatre Chorus and Orchestra
Ballet of the National Theatre Opera
Kühn Children’s Choir

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 

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The Cunning Little Vixen Programme (CZE)

A booklet for the production of The Cunning Little Vixen

70 Kč

Practical information

Where to buy tickets

When purchasing online, we will send you an E-ticket by e-mail. You can pick up printed tickets in person at any of our box offices.

Parking at the National Theater

While visiting The National Theatre and the New Stage You can use nearby secure car parks:
Kotva department store (Revoluční 1/655, Prague 1), then walk along Králodvorská street to Ovocný trh.
Palladium department store (Na Poříčí 1079/3a, Prague 1), then walk along Králodvorská street to Ovocný trh, or to the Powder Gate through Celetná street to Ovocný trh.

From the beginning of April 2020, the underground car park is closed due to reconstruction. The length of the reconstruction is estimated at a year and a half.

 

What to wear?

By their appearance, attire and behaviour, the audience is obliged to adhere to the accustomed practice expected from them when attending a theatre performance.