Fantastic Mr. Fox
Composer: Tobias Picker
Librettist: Donald Sturrock
Other Artistic Personnel: Donald Sturrock, Director
Gerald Scarfe, Set and Costume Designer
Peter Ash, Conductor
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)
Premiere Date: December 09, 1998
Producing Company: Los Angeles Opera
Description: First published in 1970, "Fantastic Mr. Fox" tells the story of a wily fox who must outwit the three meanest farmers in the countryside to feed and protect his family and the other wild animals. The book is a perennial favorite, dealing with the themes of good versus evil, technology versus nature, and the complex relationships between animals and humans as they co-exist on the same earth.
Character List (Major): Fantastic Mr. Fox (bar)
Mrs. Fox (mz)
Farmer Bean (bb)
Farmer Bunce (t)
Farmer Boggis (b)
Character List (Minor): Miss Hedgehog (s)
Agnes the Digger (mz)
Rita the Rat (mz)
Mavis the Tractor (s)
Badger the Miner (bar)
Burrowing Mole (t)
Bennie Foxcub (treble)
Lennie Foxcub (treble)
Jennie Foxcub (treble)
Pennie Foxcub (treble)
Bit Parts: Porcupine (t)
Length: 01:30
Total Acts: 3
Chorus: Chorus of Trees (Children)
Orchestration: chamber orchestra: fl (pic, afl), ob, cl (bcl), bsn (cbsn) - 2 hrn, tpt, tba - perc - pno, hp - vn, va, vc, cb

full orchestra: 2 fl( 2 picc, afl), 2 ob(Eng Hrn), 2 cl(2 bcl), 2 bsn(2 cbn) - 4 hrn, 2 tpt, 2 tbn, 1 tba - timp, 2 perc(bs dr, temple blk, mar, low dr, snare, gongs, toms, vib, xyl, hanging cym, glock, hh, cym) - hp, pf - str(10 vln1, 9 vln2, 6 vla, 8 vc, 4 db)
Contact: Schott Music Corporation Norman D. Ryan--Vice President for Composers and Repertoire
Phone: 212-461-6940
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Schedule of Performances Listings
Fantastic Mr. Fox (Picker)
Wednesday, December 9, 1998 - Los Angeles Opera
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