Inspired by the serialised novel by Liška Bystrouška, by Rudolf Těsnohlídek, which presented a series of animal adventures in a comic-strip format, composer Leoš Janáček created his philosophical opera The Cunning Little Vixen. He spent time studying the animals that appear in his opera, and worked closely with Těsnohlídek to create the libretto. To illustrate the life of the creatures and people of the forest, Janacek employs Moravian folk music, such as features in many of his other operas.
The opera has been reinterpreted in so many different ways across its lifetime. This children’s fable
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