Credit: Symphony San Jose

Over the next three months, Vinay Parameswaran will conduct two productions of Janáček’s opera The Cunning Little Vixen. Vinay has been in rehearsal with Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) since January and their production will open on the 29th of February at the Corbett Auditorium. Vinay will then return to the Curtis Institute of Music, where he was previously an Albert M. Greenfield Fellow in Conducting, to lead their production. Performances start on the 3rd of May at the Perelman Theater, Philadelphia, concluding the Curtis Opera Theatre’s season.

Janáček’s The Cunning Little Vixen has been one of my favorite operas ever since I first encountered it as a student thirteen years ago. Janacek’s unique score is full of beautiful moments and wonderful surprises. The opera sheds light on humanity, our relationship with nature and the world, and the amazing circle of life. I’m so lucky to have the opportunity to conduct this masterpiece twice this spring at two of the US’ premier opera training programs at CCM and Curtis.

My first time experiencing this opera was when I was a student at Curtis and I assisted Corrado Rovaris on the production we did in 2011. I can’t wait to be back at my alma mater to bring this wonderful score to life with the supremely talented musicians at Curtis.’ Vinay Parameswaran.

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