the opera

"Ingratiatingly delightful... An abandoned train station may seem an odd place to run across a clutch of singing animals and Czech rustics. The magic of this production makes it seem entirely plausible." - Joshua Kosman, SF Chronicle

Suffused with Janacek's bewitching blend of lyrical modernism and central European folk melody, The Cunning Little Vixen also has the distinction of being the only opera in the repertory based on a graphic novel. Any performance of Vixen is an occasion, so come take in the menagerie as we present Janacek's late masterpiece--requested by the composer himself as his memorial.

Saturday July 30, 8PM, 
Sunday August 7, 3PM
Saturday August 13, 1PM

 

the artists

Musical Director and conductor: Jonathan Khuner
Stage Director: Patrick Diamond
Orchestral Arrangment: Jonathan Dove
Collaboration with Volti Chorus and Piedmont Children's Chorus

The Vixen: Amy Foote
The Forester: Philip Skinner
The Fox: Nikola Printz
The Schoolmaster: Joseph Meyers
The Parson: Nikolas Nackley
Harasta: Carl King

 

 

 

The Forrester: Philip Skinner


The Forrester: Philip Skinner

 

 

 

The Vixen: Amy Foote


The Vixen: Amy Foote

The Fox: Nikola Printz


The Fox: Nikola Printz

Harasta: Carl King


Harasta: Carl King

The Parson: Nikolas Nackley


The Parson: Nikolas Nackley

Musical Director and conductor: Jonathan Khuner


Musical Director and conductor: Jonathan Khuner

 

the conductor

Jonathan Khuner has been Musical Director of West Edge Opera since 1986 and served as Artistic Director from 1994 to 2009. He has conducted over 70 of our productions. He has also worked as assistant conductor at the San Francisco Opera for over thirty years, a the Metropolitan Opera in New York for over fifteen years, and has served on the musical staff of Chicago's Lyric Opera since 1992.