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Coppélia

Fotogallerie für Coppélia       - Insgesamt 4 Fotos.

»Just as ›Giselle‹ is ballet’s great tragedy, so ›Coppélia‹ is its great comedy« (G. Balanchine).
Based on E.T.A. Hoffmann’s story »The Sandman«, the central figure of this ballet is a doll which comes to life. When Swanhilda accuses Franz of falling for the charms of Coppélia, the daughter of Doctor Coppélius, jealousy drives them apart. Neither realises that this »rival« for Franz’s affections is in fact a doll, and it requires some courage to uncover the deception. In creating his »Coppélia« in 1974, George Balanchine turned to the classical choreography of Marius Petipa (1884) while creating a third act for his modern version. In the current production Roberta Guidi di Bagno has created a porcelain landscape featuring authentic decoration from the famous Meissen factory, thereby lending local flavour to the performance.


Synopsis

Ballet in three acts. Choreography by George Balanchine & Alexandra Danilova after Marius Petipa.

Running time 2 hours 30 minutes

Premiere 05 Feb 2011

No shows at the current season.

Choreography (after Marius Petipa): George Balanchine
Music: Léo Delibes
Set Design and Costume Design: Roberta Guidi di Bagno
Lighting Design: Marco Filibeck
Staged by (Company): Judith Fugate
Staged by (children): Garielle Whittle

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