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Nina Kaptsova in Coppélia (Damir Yusupov)

Bolshoi Ballet: Coppélia

Moscow's renowned Bolshoi Ballet returns with an evening-length production of Petipa and Enrico Cecchetti's Coppélia, classical ballet's greatest comedy, a story of mistaken identity and a beautiful mechanical doll.

  • May 29 - Jun. 3, 2012
  • Opera House
  • 2 hours, 20 minutes
  • $29.00 - $150.00
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Bolshoi Ballet
Sergei Filin, Artistic Director
 
with the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra
 
Coppélia
Choreography by Marius Petipa and Enrico Cecchetti
Revival and new choreographic version by Sergei Vikharev
Music by Léo Delibes
 
"Unparalleled intensity and brilliance"
--The Washington Post
 
"A high-voltage evening of spectacular dancing"
--Los Angeles Times
 
One of the oldest and greatest ballet companies in the world, the Bolshoi Ballet returns following its successful February 2010 engagement of Spartacus, which the Washington Post praised for striking "an effective balance between juicy melodrama…and gold-standard ballet finesse to curl your toes."
 
Led by new Artistic Director Sergei Filin, one of the Bolshoi Ballet's former stars, Moscow's renowned Bolshoi Ballet performs the evening-length production of Petipa and Cecchetti's Coppélia, classical ballet's greatest comedy, a story of mistaken identity. The enigmatic Coppélia, believed to be the daughter of the reclusive toy-maker Coppélius, sits on her father's balcony, seemingly oblivious to the world around her. Her neighbor, the feisty Swanilda, is angered by Coppélia's aloof attitude, and becomes even more alarmed when her fiancé Franz begins to take more than a passing interest in the girl. When she breaks into Coppélius's house to confront her rival, she soon realizes that Coppélia is not quite what she seems.

Performance Time: Act I - 35 min.; Intermission - 20 min.; Act II - 30 min.; Second Intermission - 20 min.; Act III - 35 min.

PRINCIPAL CASTING (subject to change)

Tue., May 29 & Fri., Jun. 1 at 7:30 p.m. and Sun., Jun. 3 at 1:30 p.m.
Swanilda: Nina Kaptsova
Franz: Artem Ovcharenko
Dr. Coppelius: Alexey Loparevich
Czardas: Kristina Karaseva (5/29 & 6/3), Vitaly Biktimirov, Anna Antropova (6/1)

Wed., May 30 & Sat., Jun. 2 at 7:30 p.m.
Swanilda: Maria Aleksandrova
Franz: Ruslan Skvortov
Dr. Coppelius: Alexey Loparevich
Czardas: Anna Antropova, Vitaly Biktimirov

Thu., May 31 at 7:30 p.m. and Sat., Jun. 2 at 1:30 p.m.
Swanilda: Anastasia Stashkevich
Franz: Vyacheslav Lopatin
Dr. Coppelius: Alexey Loparevich
Czardas: Kristina Karaseva, Vitaly Biktimirov

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