Music by Léo Delibes. Choreography by Sergei Vikharev after Marius Petipa and Enrico Cecchetti.
Swanhilda notices her fianceé Franz is infatuated with the beautiful Coppélia who sits reading on her balcony each day. Nearly breaking up the two sweethearts, Coppélia is not what she seems and Swanhilda decides to teach Franz a lesson.
The Bolshoi’s unique version of Coppélia exhibits a fascinating reconstruction of the original 19th century choreography of this ebullient comedy involving a feisty heroine, a boyish fianceé with a wandering eye, and an old dollmaker. The company’s stunning corps de ballet shines in the divertissements and famous “dance of the hours,” and its principals abound in youthful energy and irresistible humor in this effervescent production.
The performers are the Bolshoi Principals, Soloists, and Corps de Ballet.
On-stage performances recorded live for broadcast
Every performance filmed and presented in High Definition with hearing assist available.
Presented by Weber Center for the Performing Arts and By Experience
Sunday, June 24 at 6:00pm