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A beautiful, life-like doll and two bickering young lovers create comic chaos in this captivating ballet.
Jealous of her sweetheart Franz's interest in Doctor Coppélius's mysterious 'daughter', Swanilda sneaks into his house to confront her rival. But all is not as it seems - and when the doctor discovers Franz is another intruder, delightful mayhem follows.
Setting the much-loved story in the small South Australian town of Hahndorf in the late 19th century, choreographer Greg Horsman has created a touching and witty ballet, with endearing characters inspired by our own history. With its joyful dance and the charming music of Léo Delibes, Coppélia will enchant people of all ages.
Choreography Greg Horsman
Costume Designer Noelene Hill
Set Designer Hugh Coleman
Lighting Designer Jon Buswell
With the Camerata of St. John's
Conductor Andrew Mogrelia
Music Léo Delibes
STORYTELLERS IN THE FOYER
Before performances of Coppélia and The Nutcracker (excluding opening nights), storytellers will read the classic tale to children, so they enter the theatre full of expectation and excitement. Storytelling will be outside of Door 1 from an hour prior
to the performances starting.
Audio described performances are available on the following date -
1.30pm, Sat 10 May 2014
View more Audio described performances here
Car park lift closure 22 April to 22 August 2014
Due to refurbishment, the lift from the Performing Arts Car Park will be closed from 22 April to 22 August. Access to the Cremorne Theatre is from ground level. Access to the Playhouse is via Russell Street. For further information call 136 246.
A co-production of Queensland Ballet and West Australian Ballet.
Q&A POST-PERFORMANCE Q&A
Tuesday 29 April, Tuesday 6 May & Wednesday 7 May
After selected performances at QPAC, a panel of creative artists and dancers discusses aspects of the ballet you’ve just seen.
Saturday 26 April, 1.30pm and Saturday 10 May, 1.30pm
Patrons at select matinee performances at QPAC are welcome to watch our dancers take their daily warm-up class on stage.
STORYTELLER IN THE FOYER
Before performances of Coppélia (excluding opening night), storytellers will read these classic tales to children, so they enter the theatre full of expectation and excitement.