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April 06, 2023

The beloved ‘Coppélia’ recaptures audiences

A high-spirited ballet for the family, set to Angel Corella’s original choreography

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Limited - Philadelphia Ballet presents ‘Coppélia’ Alexander Iziliaev/Philadelphia Ballet

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Colored with heart, wit, and wistful romance, "Coppélia" completes the Philadelphia Ballet’s 2022-2023 season in a playful performance for all ages. Get your tickets now for a long weekend of performances, stretching May 11 through May 14.

Staged for the very first time by the Ballet’s own Angel Corella, the production features never-before-seen choreography from the company’s Artistic Director, reintroducing the dance world to the short story first penned by the inimitable E.T.A. Hoffmann—the same E.T.A. Hoffman known best for his novella adapted by dance companies worldwide, "The Nutcracker and the Mouse King."

"Coppélia" drops audiences into the lives of a small European village filled with local lore and larger-than-life personalities. On the eve of a young couple’s wedding, a madcap alchemist unveils a life-like doll so convincing that it snatches the heart of a husband-to-be. Cunning and determined, his betrothed hatches a plan of her own to shake her fiancée from his trance and reclaim his heart, going to unexpected—and comedic—lengths to conceal her identity in the process.

Scored with as many laughs as melodies, "Coppélia" is backtracked by the legendary Léo Delibes, considered the father of ballet composition and the strongest influence on the careers of his distinguished descendants, Tchaikovsky and Stravinsky.

Tickets starting as low as $25.

Philadelphia Ballet presents "Coppélia"

May 11 – 14
Academy of Music
240 S Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
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