The Australian Ballet: Coppelia

NR / 2hrs 8min w/ one intermission

Showings

Lark Theater Sun, Nov 27 1:00 PM
Film Info
Event Type:Special Cinema Event
Release Year:2017
Rating:NR
Genre:Dance, Ballet
Production Country:Australia
Cast/Crew Info
Director:George Ogilvie
Cast:Ako Kondo (Swanilda), Chengwu Guo (Franz), Andrew Killian (Dr. Coppelius)

Description


AUSTRALIA'S PREMIERE
CLASSICAL BALLET COMPANY




THE AUSTRALIAN BALLET: COPPELIA
Choreographed by Arthur Saint-Leon (original)
Music performed by the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra


DESCRIPTION: A sparkling tale of magic and mischief, Coppélia has everything a good story ballet should: a touch of enchantment, a dash of romance and masses of sumptuous costumes. Swanilda and Franz are in love until the appearance of Dr Coppelius and his mysterious daughter Coppélia upset the celebrations. However, Dr Coppelius’ haughty daughter is not what she seems, and Swanilda must rescue Franz from the magician’s sinister doll-filled lair – with the help of some fancy footwork!

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, Coppélia, 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 Coppélia. At the same time, the love-struck Franz climbs into the house but is also discovered. He is invited in and offered a drink with sleeping draught in it, as Dr Coppelius plans to steal his life force to animate his doll. When Franz passes out, Coppelius brings out Coppélia so Swanilda 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 deux. Sorcery and masquerade, romance and high jinks – this is the funniest, sunniest ballet you’ll see all year.




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