May 2014 and revived September-October 2017
Severance Hall, Cleveland OH, and Musikverein, Vienna, Austria
Music by Leos Janáček
Libretto adapted from the comics of Rudolf Těsnohlídek and Stanislav Lolek
Directed by Yuval Sharon
Music Direction by Franz Welser-Möst
Presented by The Cleveland Orchestra
Sharon's made-for-Cleveland production of Leos Janáček's The Cunning Little Vixen, incorporates live singers with digital animation. Characters poke their heads through cutouts in the animated scenery, transforming themselves into cartoon characters. Doors in the set allow masked singers to pop onto the scene as forest animals. The orchestra takes the production on tour with them to Vienna in October 2017, where it will be the first fully-staged production in the Musikverein's history.