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. Osbert Lancaster’s designs bring a colourful storybook world to life in this Christmas treat for the whole family.
Approximate running time: about 2 hours 30 minutes
Choreography Ninette de Valois after Lev Ivanov and Enrico Cecchetti
Music Léo Delibes
Scenario Charles Nuitter and Arthur Saint-Léon after E.T.A. Hoffmann
Designer Osbert Lancaster
Lighting designer John B. Read
Conductor Barry Wordsworth
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House