2017 Casting Breakdowns

Příhody lišky Bystroušky Janáček
Gamekeeper baritone principal
Gamekeeper’s wife / Owl mezzosoprano secondary
Vixen Bystrouška soprano high, with cut principal
Parson / Badger bass secondary
Harašta (poultry dealer) bass secondary
Fox soprano could be high lyric mezzo (Komponist type) secondary
Ensemble / Comprimario roles
Young Vixen soprano light soprano or youth
Cricket soprano light soprano or youth
Grasshopper soprano light soprano or youth
Young Frog soprano light soprano or youth
Lapak (a dog) mezzosoprano light mezzo or youth
Rooster soprano light soprano or youth
Chocholka (a hen) soprano
Woodpecker alto
Jay soprano
Pásek (the innkeeper) tenor
Páskova (his wife) soprano
Pepik (Gamekeeper’s grandson) soprano or youth
Frantik (his friend) soprano or youth
ENSEMBLES:
Hens, Voice of the Forest, Forest Creatures, Fox cubs
SA – SAATTBB

 

La Calisto Cavalli
La Natura alto
L’Eternità / Calisto soprano
Il Destino soprano
Giove bass
Mercurio tenor
Giove in Diana / Diana soprano
Endimione countertenor (relatively low tessitura)
Linfea / Furia 1 soprano (youthful), light lyric mezzo also possible
Satirino / Furia 2 / Il Destino soprano
Pane low alto or high tenor
Silvano bass
Giunone soprano
Eco soprano