The Australian Ballet Regional Tour presents
Comedy, intrigue and fantasy come alive
21st August, 2019
Ballet’s most charming comedy, live on stage: The Australian Ballet’s Regional Tour presents Coppélia.
Swanilda and Franz are in love … until a beautiful stranger, the daughter of the magician Dr Coppelius, appears in town. But she is not what she seems, and Swanilda must rescue Franz from the magician’s sinister workshop – with the help of some fancy footwork!
This sparkling tale of magic and mischief, with its irresistible melodies and ‘living dolls’, is amusing fun for the whole family. Inspired by E.T.A. Hoffmann’s stories, Coppélia features exquisite costumes by master designer Kristian Fredrikson.
Laughter and love, lively dancing and vivid colour – treat the family to Coppélia.
Duration: 145 minutes including two intervals.
Original choreography Arthur Saint-Léon
Revised by Marius Petipa and Enrico Cecchetti
Additional choreography Paul Knobloch
Music Léo Delibes
Costume and set design Kristian Fredrikson
Lighting design Francis Croese
Nothing short of breathtaking. – Sydney Morning Herald (4-stars)
This Coppélia is a beloved Australian Ballet production for a reason.– The Age (4-stars)