Vassia Zacharopoulou

The Cunning Little Vixen / Greek National Opera

The Cunning Little Vixen

Opera by Leoš Janáček

28, 29 March 2015
1, 3, 4, 5 April 2015

The Cunning Little Vixen is the first opera of the great Czech composer Leoš Janáček to be added in the GNO repertoire. Also, it is the first time that this particular work will be staged in Greece in an indoor theatre. It is a hymn to the cycle of life, rendered with tenderness, humour and realism; an allegorical work of dreamy music that Janáček composed in the twilight of his creative course. It is a production of the Welsh National Opera and Scottish Opera especially arranged for the GNO.

Οlympia Theatre
First staging by the Greek National Opera – Production originated at Welsh National
Opera and Scottish Opera
Performances begin at 20.00

Conductor: Jaroslav Kyzlink (28, 29/3 – 4, 5/4) – Ondrej Olos (1, 3/4)
Director: David Pountney

Sets – costumes: Maria Björnson
[by kind permission of Τhe Maria Björnson Archive/]
Lighting: Nick Chelton
Choreography: Stuart Hopps
Revival director and choreographer: Elaine Tyler-Hall
Chorus master: Agathangelos Georgakatos
Children’s chorus mistress: Mata Katsouli

Forester: Randall Jacobs / Petros Salatas

Forester’s wife:Ines Zikou / Εleni Davou

Schoolmaster: Charalambos Alexandropoulos / Yannis Filias

Parson: Dimitris Kassioumis / Petros Magoulas

Harašta, pedlar: Haris Andrianos / Akis Lalousis

Pásek, Innkeeper: Yannis Filias / Filippos Dellatolas

Innkeeper’s wife / Owl: Voula Amiradaki / Barunka Preisinger

Vixen: Mina Polychronou  / Gina Fotinopoulou

Fox: Elena Kelessidi / Gina Poulou

Young vixen: Νiki Chaziraki

Frantík: Miranda Makrinioti

Pepík: Filli Georgiadou / Ζoe Kappou

Lapák, the dog: Arkadios Rakopoulos

Rooster: Stamatis Beris / Μanolis Lorentzos

Chocholka, a hen: Alexandra Mattheoudaki / Lydia Angelopoulou

Woodpecker: Lito Messini

Mosquito: Thanassis Evangelou / Aris Prospathopoulos

Badger: Ζafeiris Koutelieris / Christos Lazos

Jay: Vassia Zacharopoulou

With the GNO Orchestra, Chorus and members of the GNO Children’s Chorus, in the framework of its educational programme as well students of the GNO Dance School.

Official Trailer