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Music Léo Delibes
Choreography Sergei Vikharev after Marius Petipa and Enrico Cecchetti
Cast The Bolshoi Principals, Soloists and Corps de Ballet
Swanhilda  notices  her  fianceé  Franz  is  infatuated  with  the  beautiful  Coppélia  who  sits  reading on her balcony each day. Nearly breaking up the two sweethearts, Coppélia is not what she seems and Swanhilda decides to teach Franz a lesson.
The Bolshoi’s unique version of Coppélia exhibits a fascinating reconstruction of the original 19th  century  choreography  of  this  ebullient  comedy  involving  a  feisty  heroine,  a  boyish  fianceé with a wandering eye, and an old dollmaker. The company’s 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.

The program will be preceded by a 20 minute “pre‐show” which includes views of Moscow, the Bolshoi Theatre, interviews with dancers, and the season trailer.

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