- Roland Petit's Coppelia
- Dance Performance
"Roland Petit's 1975 version of one of the world's most well-known and charming ballets, Coppélia.
The story follows the comic adventures of the red-blooded Franz and how he falls in love with a beautiful, life-like doll. The doll - Coppélia - is created by the eccentric yet mysterious toymaker Dr Coppelius. The funny plot thickens when Franz's jealous lover, Swanhilda, takes her friends on an adventure into the spooky toyshop of the mad toymaker to confront her rival. Of course, the story ends happily after the truth is uncovered. The whole town joins the most fabulous wedding celebration for the besotted Franz and Swanhilda.
The vibrant musical score was composed especially for the ballet, in 1870, by the great master Leo Delibes. It features well-loved classics such as the stirring Act I Mazurka and the grand Waltz of the Hours."
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