Moscow State Ballet - Coppelia

Year: 2011

Start Date: 21 March

Production Company: Moscow Ballet - La Classique

Genres

Dance

Author: Music Leo Delibes - Choreography Arthur Saint-Leon

Director: Elik Melikov

Company:

Nadejda Ivanova, Ekaterina Shalyapina, Andrey Shalin, Dmitry Smirnov plus Corps de Ballet

Background to Production:

Premiere 25 May 1870 at Theatre Imperial de l'Opera, Paris

Items of Interest in the Programme:

Coppelia ranks as the best known and most performed comedy ballet. Leading figures of Oarisienne society in the presence of Napoleon III and Empres Eugenie, thronged to its 870 premiere

Other items / issues of interest:

The ballet is based upon an 1815 children's tale by Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffman "Der Sandmann"