Opera - The Cunning Little Vixen

 LEOS JANACEK (1854-1928)
   
 The Cunning Little Vixen 96:47  
  The Adventures of Fox Sharp-Ears  
  Opera in three acts  
  Libretto by Leoš Janácek, English translation by Yveta Synek Graff and Robert T. Jones  
   
  Act I  
1 Prelude 3:15
2 'Going to be a storm soon' 1:32
  Forester  
3 'Come on, old lady, and let's get the show started' 1:50
  Cricket, Caterpillar, Mosquito, Frog  
4 'Mummy! Mummy! What is that?' 1:40
  Vixen Cub, Forester  
5 Pantomime 3:23
6 Interlude 2:00
7 'Look at how big she's grown!' 1:24
  Forester, Forester's Wife, Vixen, Dog  
8 'I'm just the same too' 1:11
  Vixen  
9 'Look what we've got down 'ere' 1:01
  Pepík, Frantík, Vixen, Forester's Wife, Forester  
10 Interlude (beginning) ('Ou, ou!') 2:14
  Vixen  
11 Interlude (conclusion) 2:12
12 'You should take a lesson from me!' 0:58
  Dog, Rooster, Hens, Chief Hen  
13 'Sisters! Comrades!' 2:09
  Vixen, Hens, Rooster  
14 'Come on then, don't be frightened' 1:39
  Chief Hen, Forester's Wife, Vixen, Forester  
   
  Act II  
15 Prelude 0:58
16 'Ah!' - 'Who's that out there screaming?' 1:52
  Vixen, Badger, Forest creatures  
17 Interlude 1:19
18 'In my view parish things have got to be better!' 0:43
  Priest, Forester  
19 'Once long since, long ago' 3:13
  Forester, Schoolmaster, Priest, Pásek  
20 'Home now?' 1:23
  Forester, Pásek  
21 Interlude 1:00
22 'Something is wrong with my equilibrium' 1:49
23 'Staccato! Flageoletti!' 1:26
  Schoolmaster  
24 'So remember to be a good man!' 2:09
  Priest  
25 'Memnestho aner agathos einai' 1:11
  Priest, Forester, Schoolmaster  
26 Interlude 1:06
27 'O my God! He's so handsome!' 1:39
  Vixen, Fox  
28 'One dark night' 3:15
  Vixen  
29 'Fox Goldenstripe' 1:18
  Fox, Vixen  
30 'Can it be that I am lovely?' 3:57
31 'Let me go! I am afraid of you!' 3:54
  Vixen, Fox  
32 'If you had only seen what I saw just now' 0:53
  Owl, Jay, Vixen, Fox  
33 'That's how it is!' 2:30
  Fox, Vixen, Woodpecker, Forest creatures  
   
  Act III  
34 Prelude 2:02
35 'In the month of May' 1:39
  Harašta  
36 'Hey there, Harašta, how's it going?' 3:50
  Forester, Harašta  
37 'Little foxes running fast' 1:52
  Fox Cubs, Vixen, Fox  
38 'How many children do we have?' 2:59
  Fox, Vixen, Harašta  
39 'Put it down fast! Harašta, Harašta!' 3:44
  Harašta, Vixen  
40 Interlude 2:29
41 'Where is old man Pásek?' 2:18
42 'Well I'm damned!' 4:08
  Forester, Innkeeper's Wife, Schoolmaster  
43 Interlude 1:04
44 'Spring is here at last' 3:01
45 'When evening arrives, I welcome the rays' 2:44
46 'Hey! But I can't see the Vixen there!' 0:55
  Forester  
47 'Tha-that wasn't me' 1:18
  Frog  
   
 Thomas Allen bass - Forester
 Robert Tear tenor - Mosquito/Schoolmaster
 Gillian Knight soprano - Forester's Wife/Owl
 Lillian Watson soprano - Vixen Sharp-Ears
 Gwynne Howell bass - Priest/Badger
 John Dobson tenor - Pásek
 Nicholas Folwell baritone - Harašta
 Diana Montague mezzo-soprano - Fox
 Elizabeth Bainbridge mezzo-soprano - Innkeeper's Wife
 Simon Rattle
  June 1990