Coppelia (Bolshoi Ballet) - An Arts

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Music: Leo DelibesChoreography: Sergei VikharevLibretto: Charles Nuitter Arthur Saint-LeonSwanhilda notices her fiancee Franz is infatuated with the beautiful Copplia who sits reading on her balcony each day. Nearly breaking up the two sweethearts, Copplia is not what she seems and Swanhilda decides to teach Franz a lesson…The Bolshois unique version of Copplia exhibits a fascinating reconstruction of the original 19th century choreography of this ebullient comedy involving a feisty heroine, a boyish fiancee with a wandering eye, and an old dollmaker.The companys stunning corps de ballet shines in the divertissements and famous dance of the hours, and its principals abound in youthful energy and irresistible humor in this effervescent production.

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