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University of Kent,
This autumn, don’t miss Glyndebourne’s limited release of Janáček’s The Cunning Little Vixen, available in selected cinemas as part of Glyndebourne Tour 2014. Melly Still’s playful production provides the perfect Sunday afternoon escape for all the family…
Perhaps the only opera to be inspired by a newspaper cartoon strip, every morning Janáček would catch up with the latest exploits of the mischievous vixen Bystrouška. He became such a dedicated follower of her adventures that he responded with an outpouring of music which evokes the wooded rolling hills of the composer’s homeland of Moravia.
Melly Still’s ‘colourful and joyous’ (Wall Street Journal) Festival 2012 interpretation makes the Vixen’s encounter with life in the forest both heart breaking and humorous, and painfully real.
Conductor Vladimir Jurowski
Director Melly Still
Set Designer Tom Pye
Costume Designer Dinah Collin
Lighting Designer Paule Constable
Choreographer Maxine Doyle
Forester Sergei Leiferkus
Vixen (Bystrouška) Lucy Crowe
Fox Emma Bell
Parson / Badger Mischa Schelomianski
Harašta, a poacher William Dazeley
Forester's Wife / Owl Jean Rigby
Schoolmaster/Mosquito Adrian Thompson
Pásek, Innkeeper Colin Judson
Innkeeper’s Wife Sarah Pring
London Philharmonic Orchestra
The Glyndebourne Chorus
The Glyndebourne Tour is supported by Arts Council England. Tour 2014 is sponsored by the Daily Mail.
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Student & Child £10
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By car: Situated on the campus of the University of Kent. Follow the A2/M2 towards Dover and turn off onto the A28 towards Canterbury. Continue up to a large roundabout and follow the signs to 'The University'. When on the University's campus, follow the signs to the Gulbenkian Theatre. A map is available to download from their website.
By train: The closest BR train station is Canterbury West. From there, buses are available by Westgate to take you onto the University's campus. From the University drop off point, follow the signs towards the library and the Cornwallis buildings and on to the theatre.
By bus: A regular bus service operates from Canterbury City Centre to the University. For details telephone Travel Line on 0871 200 2233. Unibuse 08702 433 711 www.stagecoachbus.com/eastkent
Free parking is available to Gulbenkian customers after 5pm on weekdays and all day at weekends in any University car park.
: 2 miles from Canterbury West station