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.

    Also available on Blu-ray

    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