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The Bolshoi Ballet: Coppélia
July 1 @ 12:55 pm - 3:40 pm$13 - $15
THE BOLSHOI BALLET: Coppélia
July 1, 2018 at 12:55pm
Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
This performance is an encore HD broadcast from Moscow.
Running time: 2 hours and 40 minutes, including two intermissions
A story of sneakery, imaginary magic, and drifting love, Coppélia is one of the earliest ballets, if not the earliest, that features a doll coming to live as an important part of the story. It was partly because of Coppélia’s success that other ballets, such as the Nutcracker and Petrushka, have dolls that come to life in them. The story is adapted from Der Sandmann by E.T.A. Hoffman which is quite a dark story, however, for the ballet the story was made to be quite fun.
The main characters are Franz, his fiance Swanhilda, and Dr. Coppélius. Dr. Coppélius is, as we find out later in the ballet, is obsessed with making life-size mechanical dolls and has one in particular that he wants to come to life.
Tickets: $15 Adults, $13 Seniors
Prices do not include handling fees.
On Sale: July 20