The Cunning Little Vixen (2015)

7pm | Friday 2 & Saturday 3 October 2015
New Hall, Sydney Grammar School, Darlinghurst


The Cunning Little Vixen is a philosophical reflection on the uneasiness of man's relationship with the natural world and his own nature. Told through the intertwining stories of a beautifully glorious vixen and the Forester who attempts to tame and contain her, the opera is at once playful and charming, sexy and deeply tragic.

Janácek's opera was first performed in 1924, and was based on a comic strip story. It was inspired by his study of animals, and his undying, unrequited love of a much younger woman. With a huge romantic score, it is lush, dramatic and intense.

Under the baton of internationally renowned conductor Alexander Briger, multi-award winning director Michael Campbell and performed by Pacific Opera’s cast of outstanding young singers, the opera will be performed with a children’s chorus from Sydney Grammar School and in full symphonic glory with the Sydney Youth Orchestra.

Photography courtesy of John Kilkeary.

REVIEWS

The Cunning Little Vixen, reviewed by Kevin Jackson's Theatre Diary

The Cunning Little Vixen at New Hall, reviewed by David Kary for Sydney Arts Guide

Two Weddings and a Funeral, reviewed by Harriet Cunningham

BWW Review of The Cunning Little Vixen, reviewed by Jade Kops for BroadwayWorld.com 

CREATIVE AND PRODUCTION TEAM

DIRECTOR – Michael Campbell

CONDUCTOR – Alexander Briger

DESIGN - Michael Campbell / Elliott Marsh

SOUND DESIGNER – John Harrison

LIGHTING DESIGNER – Martin Kinnane

WARDROBE COORDINATOR – Caitlin Hodder

WARDROBE ASSISTANT – Rosemary Goonan

PRODUCTION CONSULTANT – Simeon Lewis

PRODUCTION MANAGER – Elliott Marsh

STAGE MANAGER – Eva Tilley

ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER – Shannyn Miller

ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER – Zara Thompson

PROPS – Charles Upton, Adam Grubner

HAIR/MAKEUP SUPERVISOR – Rachel Dal Santo

ASSISTANT HAIR/MAKEUP SUPERVISOR – Nikolina Vujancevic

PUBLICITY – AB Publicity

GRAPHIC DESIGNER – Creative Bundy

CAST

VIXEN

Alexandra Flood

 

(Cover: Laura King)

FOX

Sarah Wang

(Pacific Opera Young Artist)

 

(Cover: Georgia Hall)

FORESTER

Alexander Knight

 

(Cover: Chris Hillier)

 

HARASTA

Christopher Curcuruto

 

(Cover: Jared Lillehagen)

PRIEST

Jared Lillehagen

(Pacific Opera Young Artist)

SCHOOLMASTER

Michael Gioiello

 

BADGER

Emillio Mancia

VIXEN

Alexandra Flood

 

(Cover: Laura King)

FOX

Sarah Wang

(Pacific Opera Young Artist)

 

(Cover: Georgia Hall)

FORESTER

Alexander Knight

 

(Cover: Chris Hillier)

 

HARASTA

Christopher Curcuruto

 

(Cover: Jared Lillehagen)

PRIEST

Jared Lillehagen

(Pacific Opera Young Artist)

SCHOOLMASTER

Michael Gioiello

 

BADGER

Emillio Mancia

WOODPECKER

COCK

ENSEMBLE OF HENS/FLIES

Laura King

(Pacific Opera Young Artist)

CHOCHOLKA (CRESTED HEN)

INNKEEPER'S WIFE

FRANTIK

ENSEMBLE OF HENS/FLIES

Jessica Harper

(Pacific Opera Young Artist)

BLUE JAY

PEPIK

ENSEMBLE OF HENS/FLIES

Karina Jay

(Pacific Opera Young Artist)

FORESTER'S WIFE

ENSEMBLE OF HENS/FLIES

Georgia Hall

(Pacific Opera Young Artist)

 

LAPAK (DOG)

OWL

ENSEMBLE OF HENS/FLIES

Carli Partridge

(Pacific Opera Alumni)

 

MOSQUITO

ENSEMBLE

Daniel Folesi

 

YOUNG VIXEN

ENSEMBLE OF HENS/FLIES

Elizabeth Smalley

 

INNKEEPER

CRICKET

ENSEMBLE

Haris Fianos

 

GRASSHOPPER

ENSEMBLE OF HENS/FLIES

Victoria Hodgkinson

 

TERYNKA

Ela Ray Markstein

 

MOSQUITO'S NURSE

ENSEMBLE OF HENS/FLIES

Ballina Gee

 

ENSEMBLE OF HENS/FLIES

Charlotte Moore

 

ENSEMBLE OF HENS/FLIES

Mikayla Tate

 

ENSEMBLE OF HENS/FLIES

Stephanie Jones

 

ENSEMBLE OF HENS/FLIES

Quynh-Anh Le

 

ENSEMBLE OF HENS/FLIES

Ashlee Woodgate

 

FROG

Angus Tiew

(Cover: Oscar Platt)

 

SUPERNUMERARY

Anne Geenen

 

SUPERNUMERARY

Jeff Hudson

 

SUPERNUMERARY

Lily Harper

 

SUPERNUMERARY

Sally Williams

 

SUPERNUMERARY

Melissa Thompson

 

SUPERNUMERARY

Margaret Olive

 

SUPERNUMERARY

Ayeshah Rose

 

SUPERNUMERARY

Brendan McRae

 

SUPERNUMERARY

Arabella Raetze

 

SUPERNUMERARY

Isabelle Brown-Rogers

 

SUPERNUMERARY

Oliver De Los Santos

 

SUPERNUMERARY

Eloise Joo

 

SUPERNUMERARY

Neila Manson

 

SUPERNUMERARY

Jayson Hall

 

FOXCUBS

Blue Barlow

Jeremy Cheung

Tim Li

Eamonn Murphy

Kamyar Murphy

Oscar Platt

Alex Ringrose

Angus Tiew

Fergus Wall

Devon Wilson

 

CHOIR

Sydney Grammar School

Sydneian Bach Choir:

Fiona Charlton

David Gal

Eliza Newton

Jane Phillips

Elizabeth Rosa

Directed by Greg Platt