Janáček's The Cunning Little Vixen has of late been appearing ever more frequently on the stages of opera houses worldwide. Two seemingly different worlds - the animal and human - blend together in their relentless cycle and consequently the work poses a great challenge to staging teams. Janáček's specific musical phraseology brings to the story a unique emotional depth which,given a heart-felt interpretation, resonates in the audience's souls. In Supraphon's catalogue this masterwork features in two complete recordings - those by the conductors Bohumil Gregor (1970) and Václav Neumann (1980). The latter had previously recorded the opera back in 1957 with the soloists Hana Böhmová (Bystrouška, the vixen), Rudolf Asmus (Forester), Libuše Domanínská (Goldskin,the fox) and other superlative singers.