Czechs move fast to replace Janacek’s vandalised Vixen

Here’s the rotten news: Vandals have stolen the statue of the Cunning Little Vixen from the park in Hukvaldy where the opera’s composer was born (and caught his death of a cold).

The statue was made of bronze, and that has melt-down value.

The good news, Jan Hališka tells us from Hukvaldy, is that a replacement has been swiftly cast and will be erected in the park any day now.


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  • How desperately sad that it was stolen/vandalised in the first place – it’s always been my favourite Janacek memorial, especially as it’s also in such a beautiful setting – but great that the Czechs are moving so quickly.

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