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Royal Ballet: Coppelia

We will be showing Coppelia live from The Royal Opera Ballet at the Royal Opera House on Tuesday 10th Decmber at 7.15pm

Toy maker Dr Coppélius seems to have a beautiful young woman in his house: Coppélia, who sits and reads on his balcony. Franz and his fellow young villagers are curious about her and how she ignores them all. Franz’s fiancée Swanilda is not pleased by Franz’s interest in another woman, but equally curious. When Dr Coppélius goes to the local tavern, the young villagers slip into his house to introduce themselves to the strangely silent young woman.

A classic returns to The Royal Ballet repertory with Ninette de Valois’ charming and funny Coppélia – a story of love, mischief and mechanical dolls. 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.

Doors open 30 minutes before the performance commences. Please arrive in plenty of time to register and, if you wish, order interval drinks.

For booking information please go here


Cast and Creatives
Choreography: Ninette de Valois after Lev Ivanov and Enrico Cecchetti

Music: Léo Delibes

Scenario: Charles Nuitter and Arthur Saint-Léon after E.T.A. Hoffmann

Designer: Osbert Lancaster

Lighting designer: John B. Read

Conductor: Barry Wordsworth

Orchestra of the Royal Opera House



Tue. 10 Dec, 2019


19:15 - 21:45