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Cunning Little Vixen, The [Přihody Lišky Bystroušky (‘The Adventures of the Vixen Bystrouška’)]locked

  • John Tyrrell

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Opera in three acts by leoš Janáček to his own libretto after Rudolf Těsnohlídek’s novel Liška Bystrouška; Brno, National Theatre, 6 November 1924.

Těsnohlídek’s novel came about as a text which the Brno newspaper Lidové noviny commissioned to go with a collection of drawings made many years earlier by the painter Stanislav Lolek (fig.1). These told the story of a clever vixen reared as a cub by a forester but who escapes and raises a family. Těsnohlidek’s Liška Bystrouška was serialized in ...

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