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Coppelia DVD (The Royal Ballet) 2019

A classic returns to the Royal Ballet repertory with Ninette de Valois' charming and funny Coppélia - a story of love, mischief and mechanical dolls. The intricate choreography is set to Delibes' delightful score and shows off the technical precision and comedic timing of the whole Company. With Marianela Nuñez and Vadim Muntagirov in the lead roles and the incomparable Gary Avis as the put-upon Doctor Coppélius, this is a treat for all lovers of traditional ballet.

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Swanilda: Marianela Nuñez
Franz: Vadim Muntagirov
Doctor Coppélius: Gary Avis
The Burgomaster: Christopher Saunders
The Innkeeper: Erico Montes
Peasant Girl: Mayara Magri
The Duke: Lukas Bjørneboe Brændsrød 
Aurora: Claire Calvert
Prayer: Annette Buvoli
Coppélia: Ashley Dean
Swanilda's Friends: Mica Bradbury, Isabella Gasparini, Hannah Grennell, Meaghan Grace Hinkis, Romany Pajdak, Leticia Stock

The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Conductor: Barry Wordsworth
Choreographer and Director: Ninette de Valois, after Lev Ivanov and Enrico Cecchetti
Designer: Osbert Lancaster
Composer: Léo Delibes

Bonus: Why The Royal Ballet love dancing Coppélia; The corps de ballet in rehearsal; In conversation with Merle Park, Darcey Bussell and Marianela Nuñez; Cast Gallery

Picture: 16:9
Sound: 2.0 PCM Stereo / DTS 5.1
Fomat: NTSC
Region code: 0 (All Regions)
Duration: 95 mins
Year: 2019



"This revival of Ninette de Valois’s 1954 production... has an energy all of its own." The Independent

"Crisp dance and sharp comedy make their mark." The Evening Standard

Of Núñez: "Every shrug, every pout, every stamp of the foot is a masterclass in verismo and she renders the most complex mime passages instantly intelligible." The Financial Times

"Muntagirov showed unsuspected comic flair as Franz... His double-take on first spotting Coppélia earned a big laugh while his airborne Act Three variations won gasps and giggles of delight." The Financial Times

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