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Australian Ballet : Coppelia
Wed, 19th April, 2017 @ 19:00pm - 21:30pm£10 - £18
Comedy, Intrigue, and Fantasy Come Alive
Transporting you from the everyday to a magical world, Coppélia is a spectacular production, set to Leo Delibes’ cheery score, that’s perfect for the whole family
★★★★”..exquisite point work and his extravagant leaps are exhilarating, and their final duet was highlighted by a long, complex phrase of trust and beauty that was nothing short of breathtaking.”The Sydney Morning Herald
★★★★”Coppelia…gave the audience some thrilling displays of dance, presented not in an exhibitionist way but with a kind of modesty that fits the folksy theme of the ballet. “The Sydney Morning Herald
Meet the lovers Swanilda and Franz and their neighbour Dr Coppelius, an eccentric toy maker who dreams of bringing his mechanical toys to life. Dr Coppelius has a daughter who is not what she seems and Swanilda must rescue Franz from the magician’s sinister doll-filled lair – with the help of some fancy footwork!
★★★★”..the gentle, family-friendly delights of Coppélia derive from the light hearted delivery of joyful classical dance. In this most traditional production of a most traditional ballet, the simple scenario is there to provide plenty of opportunities for celebration through dance.” Simon Parris
Sorcery and masquerade, romance and high jinks – don’t miss this performance of the funniest, sunniest ballet you’ll see all year.
★★★★’ Kristian Fredrikson’s costumes and sets are sumptuous, the dancing is neat and engaging, and children in particular will enjoy the story.THE AGE