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The Cunning Little Vixen

Due to the change in government guidelines we are pleased to release additional capacity in our Big Top for all performances of The Cunning Little Vixen

This change means that our venue will no longer be socially distanced after 19 July. The venue is well ventilated and is classed as an outdoor space, with a capacity of around 50% of our normal theatre. With the safety and respect of our staff, artists and audience in mind, we will continue to expect face coverings to be worn when not outside.


A vixen cub strays across a forester’s path, and is captured and taken to his home. She makes her escape, and begins her adventures in the wild. 

With its juxtaposition of humans and animals, The Cunning Little Vixen shifts from the comic world of everyday village life into the mystical cycle of nature. Conducted by Justin Brown, the current Music Director of Karlsruhe State Theatre, and directed by Olivia Fuchs, this new production will showcase Longborough’s vibrant Emerging Artists, and the Longborough Youth Chorus made up of local children.

We created a short film with the children of Longborough primary school, and the Longborough Youth Chorus - who would have performed in the 2020 production, and instead have contributed as artists and singers. Watch here >

To get involved with the Longborough Youth Chorus email education@lfo.org.uk

JUSTIN BROWN’S CONDUCTING BRINGS A SWEEPING ENERGY

★★★★ Guardian for Figaro Gets a Divorce (WNO 2016)

​SUPPORTING EMERGING ARTISTS AT LONGBOROUGH

Longborough Festival Opera is dedicated to helping emerging artists launch their careers in a supportive, professional and meaningful way.

Our Emerging Artist programme provides world-class performance opportunities to singers at the beginning of their careers: some still studying, and some at the early stages of their path into the profession.

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Support our emerging artists

Please help these talented artists as they embark on their careers in the opera world.

UNDER THE BOLD NEW DIRECTION OF POLLY GRAHAM, [LONGBOROUGH] HAS RAMPED UP ITS WORK WITH YOUNG PERFORMERS

The Times

Introducing… the Big Top

Big Top Interior

For three of our productions in 2021 – Mozart’s Così fan tutte, Monteverdi’s The Return of Ulysses, and Janacek’s The Cunning Little Vixen – we’ll be introducing a new venue to the festival: the Big Top.

This indoor/outdoor space offers different and exciting theatrical possibilities for our creative teams. We can’t wait to see what they come up with to draw you into the worlds of these operas. 

Seating in the Big Top will not be socially distanced after 19 July. The venue is well ventilated and is classed as an outdoor space, with a capacity of around 50% of our normal theatre. With the safety and respect of our staff, artists and audience in mind, we will continue to expect face coverings to be worn when not outside.

Big Top frequently asked questions >


* all timings are approximate

There are no forthcoming dates for The Cunning Little Vixen

There are no forthcoming dates for The Cunning Little Vixen