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The Cunning Little Vixen

A witty and whimsical opera about an irrepressibly clever fox.

Feb. 2-4 | 7:30PM
Feb. 5 | 2:00pm
$15 | $10
Sir James Dunn Theatre, Dalhousie Arts Centre
Visit dal.ca/artscentre for tickets. Masks required.

The “cunning little vixen” is Sharp Ears: an irrepressible young fox who outwits her human captors to rebuild her life with her forest friends. Her free, unapologetic self-knowledge stands in stark contrast to the hypocrisies of the human world she escapes. This enchanting story, driven by composer Leoš Janáček’s beguiling folk melodies, has been translated to English from the original Czech by John Murrell.

This production of A Cunning Little Vixen marks the return of DalOpera to the stage after two years of digital productions and heartbreaking last-minute cancellations. This long-awaited live performance opportunity is a triumph of dedication, perseverance, and creativity for our Fountain School students. The Cunning Little Vixen is a full-length opera in English with piano.

Fountain School creative team members for The Cunning Little Vixen include faculty members Roberta Barker as director, Betty Allison as music director, and Sean McMullen as costume designer. 4th-year student Ryan Rafuse is making his debut as a set and lighting designer.

DalOpera offers a rare undergraduate experience in opera education. Uniquely to the Fountain School, in each year of their degree voice students participate in a fully staged production with costumes, sets, lighting and with live music. Under the guidance of faculty, they work with their fellow students and future contemporaries from the Costume Studies and Stage Design programs for a fully immersive experience.