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  • Janáček The Cunning Little Vixen96′ (Sung in Czech with English surtitles)
  • (There will be no interval for this performance)

“The forest was darker than night, but I felt free!” Deep in the Czech countryside, a forester catches a fox cub. But Vixen Sharp-Ears won’t be tamed by any man, and Janacek’s enchanting opera gives voices to humans, animals and even insects: all driven by the same irrepressible life-force. Mirga Grazinyte-Tyla and a terrific cast will put us right there in the forest – riotous, tender and utterly unforgettable.

Stage Director - Thomas Henderson
Designer - Laura Pearse
Surtitle Operator - Jonathan Burton
Surtitles - Paula Kennedy
Casting - Sarah Playfair

With thanks to Jerry Sykes for his support towards key note concert programming.

Please note, there will be no interval for this performance.

Tickets can be booked:
By phone - the phone lines (0121 780 3333) are open Monday-Saturday 10am – 2pm. 
In person -  the box office counter at Symphony Hall is now open again Monday-Saturday 10am – 6pm. 

Join us in the Jennifer Blackwell performance space at 6pm for a free pre-performance talk from Gavin Plumley 

Please note that for the Autumn Concert Season we will be selling a mixture of standard and socially-distanced seating in Symphony Hall as follows:

  • Stalls & Terraces - Standard
  • Circle - Standard
  • Upper Circle - Socially distanced
  • Grand Tier - Socially distanced

Members' Event:

6:15pm Members' Reception. Booking required.


The following discounts are available for this performance:

  • Wheelchair User or Disabled Patron if they need assistance of a companion/helper, the helper ticket is free.
  • Benefit recipient discount. If you receive income support, job seeker’s allowance, universal credit, pension credit or personal independence payment you can book one ticket per performance at the special rate of £13. Please note, you may be asked to present the form of ID used to claim the tickets on arrival at Symphony Hall.
  • Child aged 17 and under / School & Youth group tickets - £5
  • Full time Student tickets - £5
  • Those aged 18-30 can book tickets for £10
  • Groups: 20% discount for groups of 8+, free reservation facility. For accompanied children aged 17 or under, the child ticket price applies instead of the 20% discount. 2 free tickets when you buy 20+ tickets for one concert. Click here for more information about group bookings.


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