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The Australian Ballet - Coppélia

When:

Wed 28 Sep 2016, 7:00pm–11:00pm
Thu 29 Sep 2016, 7:00pm–11:00pm
Fri 30 Sep 2016, 7:00pm–11:00pm
Sat 1 Oct 2016, 1:00pm–5:00pm
Sat 1 Oct 2016, 7:00pm–11:00pm

Where: Palais Theatre, Lower Esplanade, St Kilda, Victoria

Restrictions: All Ages

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Listed by: Palais Theatre

In 2016, The Australian Ballet will return to the Palais Theatre for a special season of the comedic family favourite fairytale, Coppélia.

The Palais Theatre holds a special place in the company’s history. They first performed on the Palais Theatre stage in 1964 and have since performed 10 world premieres here including the original premiere of George Ogilvie’s Coppélia in 1979. It’s been 22 years since their last performance at the Palais Theatre and they are thrilled to return with their most enchanting story ballet of the year.

The Palais Theatre is equally thrilled to see The Australian Ballet performing this production of Coppélia on the stage for which it was created. We hope you will join us for this very special event.
This sparkling tale of magic and mischief romps along to Delibes’ lilting score. It's amusing fun for the whole family – but its playful confusion of girl and doll packs a contemporary punch in the “uncanny valley” of the modern era. Swanilda and Franz are in love … until a beautiful stranger appears in town. But Dr Coppelius’ haughty daughter is not what she seems, and Swanilda must rescue Franz from the magician’s sinister doll-filled lair – with the help of some fancy footwork!

Lovingly revived by The Australian Ballet’s founding Artistic Director Peggy van Praagh and Theatre Director George Ogilvie, exquisitely dressed by master designer Kristian Fredrikson, Coppélia brims with lively dancing and 19th-century charm. Sorcery and masquerade, romance and high jinks – this is the funniest, sunniest ballet you’ll see all year.

"Kristian Fredrikson's costumes and sets are sumptuous, the dancing is neat and engaging, and children in particular will enjoy the story.” - Sunday Herald Sun