Swanhilda notices her fiancee Franz is infatuated with the beautiful Coppélia who sits reading on her balcony each day. Nearly breaking up the two sweethearts, Coppelia is not what she seems and Swanhilda decides to teach Franz a lesson…
The Bolshoi’s unique version of Coppélia exhibits a fascinating reconstruction of the original 19th century choreography of this ebullient comedy involving a feisty heroine, a boyish fiancee with a wandering eye, and an old dollmaker.
The company’s stunning corps de ballet shines in the divertissements and famous “dance of the hours,” and its principals abound in youthful energy and irresistible humor in this effervescent production.
This performance is live from Moscow.
Performance: 2 hours, 45 minutes
Cast: The Bolshoi Principals, Soloists and the Bolshoi Corps de Ballet.
Music: Leo Delibes
Libretto: Charles Nuitter and Arthur Saint-Leon
Choreography: Sergei Vikharev
For the 8th consecutive year, the Bolshoi Ballet in Cinema season presents the greatest classics restaged by today’s most celebrated choreographers for a cinema-exclusive experience featuring some of the finest dancers in the world.
Bolshoi 2017/18 season trailer