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July 16, 2020 - July 23, 2020Free
Love triumphs over all in this comedy of errors and mistaken identity. Inspired by E.T.A. Hoffmann’s fantastical short stories, Coppélia is a sparkling tale of magic and mischief that has charmed and enchanted audiences worldwide since its premiere in 1870.
Meet the lovers Swanilda and Franz and their neighbour Dr Coppelius, an eccentric toymaker who dreams of bringing his mechanical toys to life. Dr Coppelius has a daughter who is not what she seems and Swanilda must rescue Franz from the magician’s sinister doll-filled lair – with the help of some fancy footwork!
Starring real-life couple Ako Kondo and Chengwu Guo, this production was filmed live at the Sydney Opera House in 2016 with the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra and features exquisite costumes by master designer Kristian Fredrikson.