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Coppélia DVD (The Royal Ballet)

Coppélia, a mechanical doll made by the toy-maker Dr. Coppelius, is so life-like that some believe she is his daughter. The mistake leads to intrigue and jealousy in love. This 19th century classic, in an enchanting production by Royal Ballet choreographer Dame Ninette de Valoise, with original designs by Sir Osbert Lancaster, was broadcast live by BBC television in February 2000.

Music: Léo Delibes
Franz: Carlos Acosta
Swanhilde: Leanne Benjamin
Dr Coppelius: Luke Heydon
Coppélia: Leana Palmer 
Choreographer: Dame Ninette de Valois after Lev Ivanov and Enrico Cecchetti
Orchestra of The Royal Opera House
Conductor: Nicolae Moldoveanu

Plus: Historic 10-minute film "The Ballet Moves" / Illustrated biography of Sir Osbert Lancaster (1908-86) / Introduction to the original broadcast by Deborah Bull / Illustrated booklet with synopsis and biographies in English, French and German

Picture: 16:9
Sound: Dolby Surround 5.1
Format: NTSC
Region code: 0 Worldwide
Running Time: 120 mins