28. 5. - 3. 12. 2014, Janáček Theatre, Rooseveltova 1-7, Brno
Part of the Janáček Brno Festival 2014, project Year of the Czech Music
The Cunning Little Vixen 90 years old
The exhibition in the lobby of the Janáček Theatre will reflect the 90th anniversary of the first staging of the opera Cunning Litte Vixen by Leoš Janáček. One of the most performed operas of the 20th century was first presented on November 6, 1924 in Brno City Theatre in an excellent staging carried out by the artist Eduard Milén, director Ota Zítek and conductor František Neumann. The prepared exhibition will present this staging together with the genesis of the opera. On display will be period photographs and documents, copies of Milén´s costumes as well a model of the original stage, facsimile of Těsnohlídek´s manuscript of the novel, considered as lost for a long time, or illustrations by Stanislav Lolek that stood at the craddle of this music work. In cooperation with the National Theatre Brno and the Janáček Brno Festival 2014, a workshop for children concerning the Cunning Little Vixen will be carried out. A picture book will be available that will familiarise young readers with the opera Cunning Little Vixen.