Coppelia - Australian Ballet

Wednesday 19 April 2017

Coppelia - Australian Ballet

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  • Origin Australia
  • Year 2017
  • Duration 135 minutes

The Australian Ballet 
The Fairy Tale Series

A sparkling tale of magic and mischief, Coppelia has everything a good story ballet should: a touch of enchantment, a dash of romance and masses of sumptuous costumes.

Swanilda and her merry boyfriend Franz live in a village with Dr Coppelius, a sinister magician and inventor who has created a beautiful doll that he sits on his balcony. One day Franz sees the doll, Coppelia, and becomes infatuated with her. Swanilda and her friends decide to explore Dr Coppelius’ house while he is out to see who the mysterious woman is, but he returns suddenly and Swanilda hides – pretending to be Coppelia. At the same time, the love struck Franz finds a ladder and climbs into Dr Coppelius’ house, who plans to steal his life force to animate his doll, pours Franz a drink with a sleeping draught in it. When Franz passes out, Coppelius brings out Coppelia so Swailda pretends to be a doll coming to life. Coppelius is delighted – until Swanilda manages to wake Franz and they escape from the house and are married, sealing their love with a tender pas de deaux. Sorcery and masaquerade, romance and high jinks – this is the funniest, sunniest ballet you’ll see all year. 


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