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Coppelia DVD (The Royal Ballet) 2019


  • Toy maker Dr Coppélius seems to have a beautiful young woman in his house: Coppélia, who sits and reads on his balcony. Franz and his fellow villagers are curious about her and how she ignores them all. Franz's fiancée Swanilda is not pleased by Franz's interest in another woman, but equally curious. When Dr Coppélius goes to the local tavern, the young villagers slip into his house to introduce themselves to the strangely silent young woman but are met with a house full of mechanical dolls and, seemingly, magic...

    A classic returns to the Royal Ballet reportory 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. Osbert Lancaster's designs bring a colourful storybook world to life in this Christmas treat for the whole family.

    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 

    Bonus: Why The Royal Ballet love dancing Coppélia / Cast Gallery

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