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Release Date: Friday 23 October 2020
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A classic returns to the Royal Ballet repertory with Ninette de Valois' charming and funny Coppélia - a story of love, mischief and mechanical dolls, starring Marianela Nuñez and Vadim Muntagirov. 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.
"... this revival of Ninette de Valois's 1954 production, danced for the first time in nearly 14 years and set in Osbert Lancaster's colourful world of embroidered aprons, red-heeled boots and the occasional tutu, has an energy all of its own." (The Independent ★★★★)
"A simple story, a ravishing score, story-book … and a feast of dancing" (The Financial Times ★★★★★)
"A charming departure from Christmas ballet clichés... You'll leave with a smile on your face." (Time Out ★★★★)
"Crisp dance and sharp comedy make their mark..." (The Evening Standard ★★★★)
Why The Royal Ballet love dancing Coppélia; The corps de ballet rehearse for Coppélia; In conversation with Merle Park, Darcey Bussell and Marianela Nuñez; Cast Gallery