The story of Coppélia is based on the book by Charles Nuitter, after E.T.A. Hoffman’s “Der Sandmann” and tells of the adventures that come to be when Frantz, Swanhilda’s boyfriend, becomes infatuated with Coppélia. Coppélia is not human, though, but rather a life-sized doll created by the eccentric Dr. Coppélius.
Léo Delibes’ wonderful score will accompany Balanchine’s 1974 choreography and will be played by the Boston Ballet Orchestra under the baton of Music Director Mischa Santora.
Coppélia runs from March 21-31, 2019 and is an event for the entire family; there are even discounted tickets available for youths aged 2-17. More details about the performance can be found here.