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Coppelia is a fantastical tale of an eccentric toy maker and his amazing creations including a magical life-like doll. It is a delightful story told with a kaleidoscope of colours, exquisite elegance and breathtaking technique.
Coppélia tells the story of Dr Coppélius, a toymaker who creates the life-like Coppélia doll and wishes for nothing more than to bring her to life. He imagines that his dream has finally come true, but he has merely been caught up in a tiff between red-blooded young lover Franz and his jealous fiancée Swanilda. However, love triumphs over all in this comedy of mistaken identity, with a wild mix of abracadabra, mischievous maidens and a spooky toy shop.
Ballet Ireland’s - Coppélia at Gaiety Theatre, 18 - 21 November 2015
Young lovers create comic chaos in this witty ballet Franz and his financee Hildy are curious about the beautiful girl, Coppélia. Jealous of Franz’s infatuation with Coppélia, Hildy begins to suspect things are not all that they seem. She and her friends decide to follow the perfect starlet home, eventually arriving at Dr Copplius laboratories. Inside, they stumble upon a magical and strange world, uncovering secrets that will change them forever!
Setting the much-loved story at a County Fair choreographer Morgann Runacre-Temple (Carmen, Romeo & Juliet) has created a witty and pertinent ballet inspired by our own obsession with youthful perfection. With its nod to the movie glamour of yesteryear, its captivating dance and the charming music of Léo Delibes and Tom Lane, Coppélia will enchant and enthrall audiences of all ages.
Featuring a company of 12 dancers Ballet Ireland is delighted to return with this comical ballet following the success of Swan Lake last year.