Ballet season 2011: Coppelia (Ballet l'Opera de national de Paris)


By Patrice Bart

SATURDAY 18 JUNE and SUNDAY 19 JUNE (Additional screenings at select cinemas)

Participating cinemas

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Running time: Two acts, approximately 2 hours

Performed by l’Opéra national de Paris

Choreography and direction: Patrice Bart, after Arthur Saint-Léon (Opéra national de Paris, 1996) Performers: Les Étoiles, the Premiers Danseurs and the Corps de Ballet de l’Opéra national de Paris Music: Léo Delibes, performed by Orchestre de l’Opéra national de Paris, conducted by Koen Kessels Set design and costumes: Ezio Toffolutti Lighting: Yves Bernard

Since it was first performed in 1870 at the Paris Opera, Coppelia has undergone several adaptations. A variation on the theme of the doll that comes to life, Patrice Bart's version – imbued with Hoffmannien fantasy – plays the disconcerting game of doubles and illusion. IMAGES [nggallery id=34]