Pacific Opera Performs ‘Vixen’ Under New Direction

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Pacific Opera’s production of  Leoš Janáček’s The Cunning Little Vixen will be performed under its new Artistic Director Simon Kenway , conducted by Alex Briger, directed by Michael Campbell and performed by Pacific Opera’s cast of outstanding young singers. The opera will be performed with a children’s chorus from Sydney Grammar School and in full symphonic glory with the Sydney Youth Orchestra in the brand new theatre, New Hall at Sydney Grammar School.

The Cunning Little Vixen is a philosophical reflection on the uneasiness of man’s relationship with the natural world and his own nature. Told through the intertwining stories of a beautiful vixen and the Forester who attempts to tame and contain her, the opera is playful and charming, sexy and deeply tragic.

Janácek’s opera was first performed in 1924, and was based on a comic strip story. It was inspired by his study of animals, and his undying, unrequited love of a much younger woman. With a huge romantic score, it is lush, dramatic and intense.

Pacific Opera is also proud to announce the appointment of Simon Kenway as Artistic Director. Simon Kenway is an established and highly respected orchestral and operatic conductor. He has held posts as Principal Chorus Master of Opera Australia, Musical Director for Opera in the Vineyards, Opera by George, Opera under the Stars in Broome, and Conductor and Chief Vocal Coach for the Sydney Conservatorium Opera School.

Tickets: Adult $65 | Concession $55 | Student $30 | Under 15 years $15
Bookings: or 02 8256 2222

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