UNT Opera presents: Jan‡cÿekÕs The Cunning Little Vixen (Prÿ’hody lisÿky Bystrousÿky) dress rehearsal photographed on Wed. October 31, 2018. (Ahna Hubnik / UNT)

“The Cunning Little Vixen” is a suitable introduction to opera that is beloved by longtime opera enthusiasts, too. UNT will stage its final production of the opera on Dec. 1.

The University of North Texas College of Music will stage one last performance of the Czech opera The Cunning Little Vixen at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 1 at the Lyric Theater in the Murchison Performing Arts Center, 2100 N Interstate 35E.

The college stages the opera at the UNT International Festival of Czech Music. An “In-the-Know” pre-performance talk will be at 6:45 p.m. before the performance.

University of North Texas Opera Theatre has one more performance of Leoš Janáček's The Cunning Little Vixen at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 1 at the Lyric Theater in the Murchison Performing Arts Center, 2100 N Interstate 35, in Denton.

UNT just closed a short run of the opera, but will stage one last performance during the UNT International Festival of Czech Music. An “In-the-Know” pre-performance talk will be held at 6:45 p.m. before the performance.

Janáček composed “The Cunning Little Vixen” in 1924. The opera follows the adventures of a charming, feisty, cunning little vixen and contrasts the fierce vitality of the animal world with the human world. It's a suitable introduction for newcomers to opera - and longtime opera enthusiasts. 

“This is one of the most delightful operas ever written - a charming, funny, touching story about love and life cycles, based on a popular Czech cartoon series - a sort of ‘Charlie Brown’ of Czech opera,” said Jonathan Eaton, UNT College of Music Margot and Bill Winspear Chair in Opera Studies.

Tickets cost $15-$35 for adults, $5 for students. Additional discounts available for ages 55 and older, children, UNT faculty, staff, retirees and groups of 10 or more. For tickets visit www.theMPAC.com or call 940-369-7802.

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