This comic ballet in 3 Acts was originally choreographed by Arthur Saint-Léon to the music of Léo Delibes, with libretto by Charles-Louis-Étienne Nuitter, and based upon stories by E.T.A. Hoffman.
A classic returns to The Royal Ballet repertory with Ninette de Valois’ charming and funny Coppélia – a story of love, mischief and mechanical dolls. Nuitter's libretto and mise-en-scène was based upon two stories by E. T. A. Hoffmann: Der Sandmann (The Sandman) and Die Puppe (The Doll). 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. Choreography Ninette de Valois after Lev Ivanov and Enrico Cecchetti Music Léo Delibes. Recorded live.
150m (approx.) including interval
Tickets £17.50 (Friends £15)
Tue 10 Dec 19:15