Fantastic Mr Fox

Fantastic Mr Fox
© Richard Hubert Smith
English Touring Opera presents the European premiere of the full version of Tobias Picker's children's opera based on Roald Dahl's famous story. Exuding the vibrancy of the natural world, the sinister machinations of the farmers as they do battle with a family of foxes are evoked by librettist Donald Sturrock, while the musical language is both accessible and virtuosic. The cast includes Fiona Kimm as Agnes the Digger (an insatiable machine) and Nicholas Merryweather as the eponymous hero. Other fabulous characters include the philosophical and tipsy Rita the Rat, and the gourmand villain Mr Bunce. In collaboration with local primary schools, there are roles for children as Fox Cubs and as a Chorus of Trees. (Sung in English.)

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