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Opera

The Cunning Little Vixen

Leoš Janáček
The National Theatre
For the whole family
Czech Classic

Choose date

    November 2020

    Wednesday 18. 11.
    19:00

    Tickets available

    Basic information

    Venue

    The National Theatre

    Approximate running time

    2 hours 10 minutes, 1 intermission 20 minutes

    Language

    In Czech, Czech, English subtitles

    Premiere

    March 20, 2014

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

    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 

    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.

    Buffets at the National Theater

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