Coppélia!

Published by on June 2nd, 2010

Pacific Northwest Ballet is presenting its enchanting premiere production of George Balanchine’s full length Coppélia, considered classical ballet’s greatest comedy. Léo Delibes’ famous score, legendary for its melodic descriptions of dance atmosphere and action, combines with magnificently crafted sets, more than 123 charmingly detailed costumes, and PNB’s constantly versatile dancers to offer complete theater entertainment for your entire family. This story ballet features 24 roles for children—see the stars of tomorrow on stage today! Coppélia offers absolute delight to ballet newcomers, as well as PNB’s most seasoned patrons.

Designer Roberta Guidi di Bagno’s design for Swanilda’s Act 1
costume comes to life in Pacific Northwest Ballet’s costume shop.

The courtship of Swanilda and Franz has been interrupted by the appearance of Coppélia: a beautiful—but silent—girl, who sits on the workshop balcony of eccentric toymaker Doctor Coppelius. Franz is infatuated; Swanilda is not pleased. How does clever Swanilda learn the truth, turn the tables on her wayward lover, and live happily ever after?

Pacific Northwest Ballet’s Coppélia runs June 3–13, 2010 at McCaw Hall. Under 25 Thursdays and Fridays: 1 ticket for $15, 2 for $25 for ages 25 and under. (June 3, 4, 10 & 11, 7:30pm). Regular priced tickets start at just $25. For more info, visit www.pnb.org.


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