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« on: September 27, 2005, 02:06:13 pm »
It's "The Cunning Little Vixen" by a Czech composer who's name I can't for the life of me remember, the first production (in 1961) involved people dressed as animals (along with a gamekeeper and a few other suitably nonplussed humans) running around on stage. It is really quite a good opera, it is, however, in Czech, so I can't understand the dialogue or words of the arias '<img'>

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« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2005, 02:07:59 pm »
Could someone please move this to "general furry discussion" please, I've just realised I posted in the wrong place.

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« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2005, 02:15:06 pm »
I remember reading about how a local theater was showing this. the vixen was played by a lady in overalls wearing ears and a tail.

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« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2005, 04:19:10 pm »
I've never seen the opera, but I've heard of it. It was the theme for Eurofurence 9.
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« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2005, 04:35:50 pm »
I've heard of it, believe it or not! I think the composer's last name starts with a J, but I could be mistaken. Ask me about a year and a half ago, and I could probably tell you who composed it.

And the Czechs seem to have a few interresting opera topics. Just recently a Czech composer wrote an opera about the 1998 Olympics where the Czech hockey team won the gold medal. (Not kidding!'<img'>
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« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2005, 04:44:39 pm »
I've both heard of and heard it. It's a decent opera, not a Mozart or a Menotti opera by any means, but pretty good. Out of curiosity, are you a vocal performance major, or an equivalent to one?

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« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2005, 05:35:00 pm »
Quote (Zeitgeist @ Sep. 27 2005, 4:44 pm)
I've both heard of and heard it. It's a decent opera, not a Mozart or a Menotti opera by any means, but pretty good. Out of curiosity, are you a vocal performance major, or an equivalent to one?

No, I just take singing lessons because I enjoy singing (I'm also in my house singing  team, for a competition that's coming up on Sunday). I'm currently trying to perfect "An Die Musik" by Schubert. I'm only 15 (although I'm counting the days to my 16th, 16 days left), so I'm doing a huge variety of subjects, and am going to take my GCSE's at the end of this year (English, Russian, French, Ancient Greek, Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Economics, and I've already taken my Latin).

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« Reply #7 on: September 27, 2005, 06:02:34 pm »
Leos Janacek is the name of the composer. And I've totally been meaning to get this out of the library for a while now. '<img'>

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« Reply #8 on: September 27, 2005, 06:17:53 pm »
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Leos Janacek is the name of the composer. And I've totally been meaning to get this out of the library for a while now. '<img'>

That's it! Thank you so much, that's been bugging me all evening.

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« Reply #9 on: September 28, 2005, 02:40:27 am »
Quote (Olly @ Sep. 27 2005, 2:06 pm)
It's "The Cunning Little Vixen" by a Czech composer who's name I can't for the life of me remember, the first production (in 1961) involved people dressed as animals (along with a gamekeeper and a few other suitably nonplussed humans) running around on stage. It is really quite a good opera, it is, however, in Czech, so I can't understand the dialogue or words of the arias '<img'>

On the same note wasn't there some chicks that dressed like mice in Rocky's Horror Picture Show... were they respresenting us?

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« Reply #10 on: September 29, 2005, 10:20:01 am »
Quote (Olly @ Sep. 27 2005, 2:06 pm)
It's "The Cunning Little Vixen" by a Czech composer who's name I can't for the life of me remember, the first production (in 1961) involved people dressed as animals (along with a gamekeeper and a few other suitably nonplussed humans) running around on stage. It is really quite a good opera, it is, however, in Czech, so I can't understand the dialogue or words of the arias '<img'>

I know him, he's my favorite modern composer, Leor. His music reminds me a lot of techno which is most of what I listen to, it's kinda repetative and building, bringing in and out tunes. I'm sure you can find the plot somewhere on the internet, I did a while ago, but I wont ruin it for you if you actualy plan to go read or hear it.