A bright and light-hearted fairytale. The classic story of Dr Coppelius and his collection of mechanical wonders is brought to life in a full-length ballet spectacular. As his village buzzes with harvest festival preparations, a lonely toymaker dreams of creating a doll with a soul. The mischievous Swanhilde tricks him into believing his wish has come true, by changing places with the most beautiful doll of all - Coppelia. Sparkling with sumptuous costumes and spirited music, Coppelia is a magical masterpiece for dance lovers of all ages. "Coppelia is a very old ballet given a brand new life in this sparkling re-staging of an RNZ Ballet repertoire stalwart ... this production is a triumph." - The Dominion Post


Seasons:  2004

Choreography: Revised by Gary Harris with the assistance of Sherilyn Kennedy

Choreography (Original): Arthur Saint-Leon

Costume Design: Kristian Fredrikson

Music: Leo Delibes

Set Design: Kristian Fredrikson


latest news