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New York Philharmonic's Cunning Little Vixen to Be Broadcast Live June 23 logo
The New York Philharmonic's production of Leoš Janácek's opera, The Cunning Little Vixen, which runs June 22-25, will be broadcast live on Thursday, June 23, on The New York Philharmonic This Week, the Orchestra's national and international radio program. Doug Fitch will direct, with choreography by Karole Armitage. Alan Gilbert will conduct.

The innovative production will transform Avery Fisher Hall into a fantastical forest environment, populated by creatures ranging from a mosquito to a badger to a den of fox cubs and the titular vixen in a tale of love, relationships, the cycle of life, and the interaction of man and nature.

The cast will be led by soprano Isabel Bayrakdarian as Vixen; baritone Alan Opie as Forester; mezzo-soprano Marie Lenormand as Fox; and tenor Keith Jameson as Schoolmaster and Mosquito, with mezzo-soprano Melissa Parks (Forester/s Wife/Owl); bass Wilbur Pauley (Parson/Badger); baritone Joshua Bloom (Harašta, a poultry dealer); Serena Benedetti (Frantík, Pepík's friend); mezzo-soprano Kelley O'Connor (Lapák, a dog); soprano Emalie Savoy (Cock/Jay); soprano Devon Guthrie (Chocholka, a hen); and mezzo-soprano Lacey Benter (Woodpecker). Also featured will be the New York Choral Artists, Joseph Flummerfelt, director, and the Metropolitan Opera Children's Chorus, Anthony Piccolo, director.

The production will feature scenic design by G.W. Mercier and Doug Fitch; lighting design by Clifton Taylor; costume design by Doug Fitch; and make-up, hair, and body painting by Cookie Jordan.

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