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December 9, 1998 | Los Angeles Opera
Fantastic Mr. Fox
Composer:Tobias Picker
Librettist:Donald Sturrock
Synopsis
Fantastic Mr. Fox is an opera in three acts composed by Tobias Picker to a libretto by Donald Sturrock based on Roald Dahl's children's novel of the same name. It was premiered by Los Angeles Opera at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion on December 9, 1998. In 2010, it was adapted into an abridged version with seven instrumentalists, and in 2011, a full-length version with the same reduced orchestration. In 2019, Fantastic Mr. Fox was recorded by the Boston Modern Orchestra Project and Odyssey Opera and released on Albany Records; this album won the 2020 Grammy Award for Best Opera Recording.

Productions
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Odyssey OperaFantastic Mr. Fox12/7/2014 - 12/7/2014
Los Angeles OperaFantastic Mr. Fox12/11/1998 - 12/20/1998


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Approximate Runtime (hh:mm)
01:30

Number of Acts
3

Vocal & Musical Forces
2 Baritones, 3 Mezzo-Sopranos, 1 Bass, 1 Bass-Baritone, 2 Sopranos, 2 Tenors, Children, Chorus of Trees

Original Cast
Suzanna Guzmán (Mrs. Fox)
Jason Housman (Bennie Foxcub)
Theo Lebow (Lennie Foxcub)
Lauren Libaw (Jennie Foxcub)
Amy Recinos (Pennie Foxcub)
Louis Lebherz (Farmer Boggis)
Doug Jones (Farmer Bunce)
Jamie Offenbach (Farmer Bean)
Gerald Finley (Fantastic Mr. Fox)
Jill Grove (Agnes the Digger)
Lesley Leighton (Mavis the Tractor)
Sari Gruber (Miss Hedgehog)
Malcolm MacKenzie (Badger the Miner)
Jorge Garza (Burrowing Mole)
Josepha Gayer (Rita the Rat)
Charles Castronovo (Porcupine)



 
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