Glyndebourne: Hrůša conducts Janáček

Reading time: 1 min. Leoš Janácek

The conductor is Jakub Hrůša, and under his direction the London Philharmonic make this quicksilver score sound sumptuous, at times almost Straussian, and pulsing with life. (Erica Jeal, The Guardian, 15 June 2016)

Melly Still’s 2012 production of Janácek’s opera is charming but not pointless. You don’t forget the sharp, tragic contrast at its heart. (Neil Fisher, The Times, 15 June 2016)

In fact, blessed with one of Janacek’s most radiant scores, Vixen’s special stylistic cocktail (and relatively short length) makes it ideal fare for summer opera festivals such as Glyndebourne – especially in such a smart, charming and moving production as this 2012 staging, returning for its first revival. (Graham Rogers, The Stage, 13 June 2016)

[Jakub Hrůša] asks for (and gets) an urgent, raw and abrasive quality, expressive of nothing less than the life force itself. (Rupert Christiansen, The Telegraph, 13 June 2016)

Melly Still’s 2012 production of Leos Janácek’s The Cunning Little Vixen is currently being staged at the Glyndebourne Festival. Jakub Hrůša conducts the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the cast includes Elena Tsallagova as Vixen Sharp Ears, Alžbĕta Poláčková as the Fox and Christopher Purves as the Forester.

View the study score of Act 1

Hrůša introduces the genius of Janáček:

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