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Fantastic Mr. Fox

Fantastic Mr. Fox

opera in three acts (chamber version for 7 players)

libretto by Donald Sturrock

based on the book by Roald Dahl

arranged by Francesco Cilluffo (2010)

German version by Frank Wenzel


  • Edition: performance material
  • Language: English - German

 
description

A modern fable, Fantastic Mr. Fox is a story about good vs. evil, animal vs. human, and nature vs. technology. With the help of the other creatures of the forest, Mr. Fox must outwit his enemies to keep his family safe. Mr. Fox finds that he may have stolen one hen too many from the henhouse, as the meanest farmers anywhere — Boggis, Bunce, and Bean (one fat, one short, one lean) — conspire to rid their lands of the Fox family once and for all. The Foxes are able to evade capture with the help of some woodland friends, leaving the farmers laying in wait while the animals help themselves to the fruit of the farmers’ lands. Having had their revenge, the animals return for a sumptuous feast far from danger in the Foxes‘ new home, while the farmers continue to wait in the rain.
The opera is available in a singable German version as well.

Details
Auftragswerk : Commissioned for the Los Angeles Opera by Felicity Dahl; by James Clutton for Opera Holland Park, supported by generous donations from the Friends of Opera Holland Park
Performance duration: 80'0"
Publisher: Schott Helicon Music Corporation
Uraufführung : 26. Juli 2010 London, Yucca Lawn, Holland Park (UK) · Dirigent: Tim Murray · Inszenierung: Stephen Barlow · Bühnenbild: Sean Turner
Year of composition: 1998
instrumentation: 0.0.1(bcl).1-0.0.0.0-perc(b.d, tempbl ,cym, s.d, gong, tom-t, xyl, ratchet)-pno-vn.va.vc
occupation: Fantastic Mr. Fox · baritone - Mrs. Fox · mezzo-soprano - Bennie, Lennie, Jennie & Pennie Foxcub · children - Farmer Boggis · bass - Farmer Bunce · tenor - Farmer Bean · bass-baritone - Mavis the Tractor · soprano - Agnes the Digger · mezzo-soprano - Miss Hedgehog · soprano - Badger the Miner · baritone - Burrowing Mole · tenor - Rita the Rat · mezzo-soprano - Porcupine · tenor - Chorus of Trees · Children - Various Geese and Chickens
Performances
Conductor: Andres Cladera
Orchestra: Emerald City Opera
2016-08-13 | Steamboat Springs, CO (United States of America), Larson Barn
Conductor: Andres Cladera
Orchestra: Emerald City Opera
2016-08-12 | Steamboat Springs, CO (United States of America), Larson Barn
Conductor: Andreas Cladera
Orchestra: Opera San Antonio
2014-09-28 | San Antonio, TX (United States of America), Carlos Alvarez Studio Theater
Conductor: Andreas Cladera
Orchestra: Opera San Antonio
2014-09-27 | San Antonio, TX (United States of America), Carlos Alvarez Studio Theater
Conductor: Andreas Cladera
Orchestra: Opera San Antonio
2014-09-26 | San Antonio, TX (United States of America), Carlos Alvarez Studio Theater
Conductor: Andreas Cladera
Orchestra: Opera San Antonio
2014-09-23 | San Antonio, TX (United States of America), Carlos Alvarez Studio Theater | First Night
Conductor: Matthew Waldren
2012-08-04 | London (United Kingdom), Yucca Lawn, Holland Park
Conductor: Matthew Waldren
2012-08-02 | London (United Kingdom), Yucca Lawn, Holland Park
Conductor: Matthew Waldren
2012-07-31 | London (United Kingdom), Yucca Lawn, Holland Park
Conductor: Matthew Waldren
2012-07-28 | London (United Kingdom), Yucca Lawn, Holland Park
Conductor: Matthew Waldren
2012-07-26 | London (United Kingdom), Yucca Lawn, Holland Park
Conductor: Matthew Waldren
2012-07-21 | London (United Kingdom), Yucca Lawn, Holland Park
Conductor: Matthew Waldren
2012-07-19 | London (United Kingdom), Yucca Lawn, Holland Park
Conductor: Matthew Waldren
2012-07-17 | London (United Kingdom), Yucca Lawn, Holland Park | Revival
Conductor: Andres Cladera
2011-09-18 | Pittsburgh, PA (United States of America), Hillman Center for Performing Arts
Conductor: Andres Cladera
2011-09-17 | Pittsburgh, PA (United States of America), Hillman Center for Performing Arts
Conductor: Andres Cladera
2011-09-16 | Pittsburgh, PA (United States of America), Hillman Center for Performing Arts
Conductor: Andres Cladera
2011-09-15 | Pittsburgh, PA (United States of America), Hillman Center for Performing Arts | national Premiere
2011-08-13 | London (United Kingdom), Yucca Lawn, Holland Park
2011-08-10 | London (United Kingdom), Yucca Lawn, Holland Park
2011-08-09 | London (United Kingdom), Yucca Lawn, Holland Park
2011-08-06 | London (United Kingdom), Yucca Lawn, Holland Park
2011-08-03 | London (United Kingdom), Yucca Lawn, Holland Park
2011-08-02 | London (United Kingdom), Yucca Lawn, Holland Park
2011-07-30 | London (United Kingdom), Yucca Lawn, Holland Park
2011-07-28 | London (United Kingdom), Yucca Lawn, Holland Park
2011-06-19 | London (United Kingdom), Yucca Lawn, Holland Park
2011-06-14 | London (United Kingdom), Yucca Lawn, Holland Park | Revival
Conductor: Tim Murray
2010-08-14 | London (United Kingdom), Yucca Lawn, Holland Park — 15:00
Conductor: Tim Murray
2010-08-12 | London (United Kingdom), Yucca Lawn, Holland Park — 15:00
Conductor: Tim Murray
2010-08-10 | London (United Kingdom), Yucca Lawn, Holland Park — 15:00
Conductor: Tim Murray
2010-08-07 | London (United Kingdom), Yucca Lawn, Holland Park — 15:00
Conductor: Tim Murray
2010-08-05 | London (United Kingdom), Yucca Lawn, Holland Park — 15:00
Conductor: Tim Murray
2010-08-03 | London (United Kingdom), Yucca Lawn, Holland Park — 15:00
Conductor: Tim Murray
2010-07-31 | London (United Kingdom), Yucca Lawn, Holland Park — 15:00
Conductor: Tim Murray
2010-07-29 | London (United Kingdom), Yucca Lawn, Holland Park — 15:00
Conductor: Tim Murray
2010-07-26 | London (United Kingdom), Yucca Lawn, Holland Park — 15:00 | World Premiere

A modern fable, Fantastic Mr. Fox is a story about good vs. evil, animal vs. human, and nature vs. technology. With the help of the other creatures of the forest, Mr. Fox must outwit his enemies to keep his family safe. Mr. Fox finds that he may have stolen one hen too many from the henhouse, as the meanest farmers anywhere — Boggis, Bunce, and Bean (one fat, one short, one lean) — conspire to rid their lands of the Fox family once and for all. The Foxes are able to evade capture with the help of some woodland friends, leaving the farmers laying in wait while the animals help themselves to the fruit of the farmers’ lands. Having had their revenge, the animals return for a sumptuous feast far from danger in the Foxes‘ new home, while the farmers continue to wait in the rain.
The opera is available in a singable German version as well.

Auftragswerk : Commissioned for the Los Angeles Opera by Felicity Dahl; by James Clutton for Opera Holland Park, supported by generous donations from the Friends of Opera Holland Park
Performance duration: 80'0"
Publisher: Schott Helicon Music Corporation
Uraufführung : 26. Juli 2010 London, Yucca Lawn, Holland Park (UK) · Dirigent: Tim Murray · Inszenierung: Stephen Barlow · Bühnenbild: Sean Turner
Year of composition: 1998
instrumentation: 0.0.1(bcl).1-0.0.0.0-perc(b.d, tempbl ,cym, s.d, gong, tom-t, xyl, ratchet)-pno-vn.va.vc
occupation: Fantastic Mr. Fox · baritone - Mrs. Fox · mezzo-soprano - Bennie, Lennie, Jennie & Pennie Foxcub · children - Farmer Boggis · bass - Farmer Bunce · tenor - Farmer Bean · bass-baritone - Mavis the Tractor · soprano - Agnes the Digger · mezzo-soprano - Miss Hedgehog · soprano - Badger the Miner · baritone - Burrowing Mole · tenor - Rita the Rat · mezzo-soprano - Porcupine · tenor - Chorus of Trees · Children - Various Geese and Chickens
Conductor: Andres Cladera
Orchestra: Emerald City Opera
2016-08-13 | Steamboat Springs, CO (United States of America), Larson Barn
Conductor: Andres Cladera
Orchestra: Emerald City Opera
2016-08-12 | Steamboat Springs, CO (United States of America), Larson Barn
Conductor: Andreas Cladera
Orchestra: Opera San Antonio
2014-09-28 | San Antonio, TX (United States of America), Carlos Alvarez Studio Theater
Conductor: Andreas Cladera
Orchestra: Opera San Antonio
2014-09-27 | San Antonio, TX (United States of America), Carlos Alvarez Studio Theater
Conductor: Andreas Cladera
Orchestra: Opera San Antonio
2014-09-26 | San Antonio, TX (United States of America), Carlos Alvarez Studio Theater
Conductor: Andreas Cladera
Orchestra: Opera San Antonio
2014-09-23 | San Antonio, TX (United States of America), Carlos Alvarez Studio Theater | First Night
Conductor: Matthew Waldren
2012-08-04 | London (United Kingdom), Yucca Lawn, Holland Park
Conductor: Matthew Waldren
2012-08-02 | London (United Kingdom), Yucca Lawn, Holland Park
Conductor: Matthew Waldren
2012-07-31 | London (United Kingdom), Yucca Lawn, Holland Park
Conductor: Matthew Waldren
2012-07-28 | London (United Kingdom), Yucca Lawn, Holland Park
Conductor: Matthew Waldren
2012-07-26 | London (United Kingdom), Yucca Lawn, Holland Park
Conductor: Matthew Waldren
2012-07-21 | London (United Kingdom), Yucca Lawn, Holland Park
Conductor: Matthew Waldren
2012-07-19 | London (United Kingdom), Yucca Lawn, Holland Park
Conductor: Matthew Waldren
2012-07-17 | London (United Kingdom), Yucca Lawn, Holland Park | Revival
Conductor: Andres Cladera
2011-09-18 | Pittsburgh, PA (United States of America), Hillman Center for Performing Arts
Conductor: Andres Cladera
2011-09-17 | Pittsburgh, PA (United States of America), Hillman Center for Performing Arts
Conductor: Andres Cladera
2011-09-16 | Pittsburgh, PA (United States of America), Hillman Center for Performing Arts
Conductor: Andres Cladera
2011-09-15 | Pittsburgh, PA (United States of America), Hillman Center for Performing Arts | national Premiere
2011-08-13 | London (United Kingdom), Yucca Lawn, Holland Park
2011-08-10 | London (United Kingdom), Yucca Lawn, Holland Park
2011-08-09 | London (United Kingdom), Yucca Lawn, Holland Park
2011-08-06 | London (United Kingdom), Yucca Lawn, Holland Park
2011-08-03 | London (United Kingdom), Yucca Lawn, Holland Park
2011-08-02 | London (United Kingdom), Yucca Lawn, Holland Park
2011-07-30 | London (United Kingdom), Yucca Lawn, Holland Park
2011-07-28 | London (United Kingdom), Yucca Lawn, Holland Park
2011-06-19 | London (United Kingdom), Yucca Lawn, Holland Park
2011-06-14 | London (United Kingdom), Yucca Lawn, Holland Park | Revival
Conductor: Tim Murray
2010-08-14 | London (United Kingdom), Yucca Lawn, Holland Park — 15:00
Conductor: Tim Murray
2010-08-12 | London (United Kingdom), Yucca Lawn, Holland Park — 15:00
Conductor: Tim Murray
2010-08-10 | London (United Kingdom), Yucca Lawn, Holland Park — 15:00
Conductor: Tim Murray
2010-08-07 | London (United Kingdom), Yucca Lawn, Holland Park — 15:00
Conductor: Tim Murray
2010-08-05 | London (United Kingdom), Yucca Lawn, Holland Park — 15:00
Conductor: Tim Murray
2010-08-03 | London (United Kingdom), Yucca Lawn, Holland Park — 15:00
Conductor: Tim Murray
2010-07-31 | London (United Kingdom), Yucca Lawn, Holland Park — 15:00
Conductor: Tim Murray
2010-07-29 | London (United Kingdom), Yucca Lawn, Holland Park — 15:00
Conductor: Tim Murray
2010-07-26 | London (United Kingdom), Yucca Lawn, Holland Park — 15:00 | World Premiere