Coppélia

17 Apr - 31 May 2014

Coppélia combines laughter, mystery, romance and the finest classical ballet – from spectacular character dances to the grand romantic pas de deux – in a fun-filled spectacle.

Jack-the-lad Franz is infatuated with the beautiful Coppélia without realising she is in fact a life-sized doll, created by the mysterious inventor Dr Coppélius.

His feisty fiancée Swanhilde is disgusted by his disloyalty, but when Franz’s life is in danger, she tricks the doctor by disguising herself as Coppélia (the doll) in order to save her love. Crisis averted, the couple marry and celebrate with their friends in the village square.

New Zealand dance legend Sir Jon Trimmer reprises the great character role of Dr Coppélius, a role he first performed for the Royal New Zealand Ballet in 1964.*

*Please note, casting is subject to change.

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What are they saying


This delightful production of Coppélia will leave you with a smile on your face and a melody in your heart.

Ann Hunt

Dominion Post

Find out when it is coming to you and go see it!

Deirdre Tarrant

www.theatreview.org.nz

A lovingly designed and staged production that will suit family audiences.

Jack Yan

Lucire

Credits


Choreography

Martin Vedel after Marius Petipa and Arthur Saint-Léon

Music

Léo Delibes

Design

Kristian Fredrikson

Lighting

Jason Morphett

Conductor

Nigel Gaynor

Cast


Wellington

Palmerston North, Invercargill and Dunedin

Napier and Rotorua

Takapuna

Auckland

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