Forty Hares & A Cunning Little Vixen (2003)

In collaboration with English Touring Opera's educational programme. A national tour of twenty-five primary schools

"It made me feel fun and bubbles were popping in my tummy"—Ella-Mae Brown

An interactive performance that introduces the worlds of theatre and opera in a completely new and magical way. The children will meet characters from Janacek’s haunting opera ‘The Cunning Little Vixen’, and encounter strange people and beasts from other animal tales. Specially devised and designed by ETO, England’s most dynamic opera company, together with acclaimed theatre company Wonderful Beast, the performance will be taken directly into primary schools, and will accompany ETO’s production of The Cunning Little Vixen. A specially designed cartoon strip, as well as a teachers’ pack, will accompany the project. This is a fantastic opportunity for children aged 7 to 11 to encounter superb professional singing and acting for perhaps the first time, and to engage with the exciting world of live theatre.



Soprano: Eva Kallberg

Baritone: Stefan Holmström  ( last o with two dots over his name. )

Piano: Aoife O’Sullivan

Actor: Matthew Prendergast

Actor: Sam Scudder

Director: Alys Kihl

Writer: Claude Harz

Designer: Ruth Paton

Children's comments


"The whole school loved it. I am going to keep practice doing the frog." — Craig


"I was really excited because a real opera was coming to our school" Vinay


"The performance was the best ever in our school" — Tyrone