Opera Reimagined: Animating The Cunning Little Vixen

Opera Reimagined: Animating The Cunning Little Vixen

Fri, 01/11/2019 - 10:30pm - 11:00pm

This documentary follows the journey of an innovative approach to opera from conception to tech rehearsals to opening night. 

In 2014, The Cleveland Orchestra staged a unique production of LeoŇ° Jan√°ńČek's The Cunning Little Vixenthat blended traditional opera with technology and animation. Opera Reimagined: Animating the Cunning Little Vixen, airing Friday, January 11 at 10:30 p.m. on WXXI-TV, follows the journey of this innovative approach to opera from conception to tech rehearsals and, finally, to opening night. Through rehearsal footage, production meetings, and interviews with director Yuval Sharon, Cleveland Orchestra music director Franz Welser-M√∂st, animators at Walter Robot, and others, the half-hour documentary reveals how the opera comes together piece-by-piece, providing a fascinating view of all the creative elements featured in this unique performance.

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