DVD + Blu-Ray:
Coppelia – a Christmas treat for the whole family!
A classic returns to the Royal Ballet repertory with Ninette de Valois’ charming and funny Coppélia – a story of love, mischief and mechanical dolls!
© Royal Opera House Covent Garden Foundation
Coppelia – Marianela Nuñez and Vadim Muntagirov © Tristram Kenton
Coppelia - The Royal Ballet © Tristram Kenton
“Originally created in 1870 by Arthur Saint-Léon, this comic ballet abounds in charm and mischief, a world away from The Sandman, the sinister short story by E.T.A. Hoffmann that inspired it. Founder of The Royal Ballet Ninette de Valois – herself a sparkling exponent of the leading role – introduced her version for the Company in 1954. Rich in colourful designs by Osbert Lancaster and effervescent music by Léo Delibes, her staging of this warm-hearted tale is a delight to revisit. The buoyant and deceptively intricate choreography and the layered characterizations, yielding both humour and pathos, offer a wealth of opportunity for the performers today.” Kevin O'Hare, CBE, Director of The Royal Ballet
Starring the enchanting Marianela Nuñez and Vadim Muntagirov, 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.
Recording location Royal Opera House Covent Garden
Recording date 2019
Duration 105 minutes
Dance Company The Royal Ballet
Orchestra / Band Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Conductor Barry Wordsworth
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