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Coppélia: The Regional Tour

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The funniest, sunniest performance you'll see all year.

Ballet’s most charming comedy, live on stage: The Australian Ballet’s Regional Tour presents Coppélia.

Swanilda and Franz are in love … until a beautiful stranger, the daughter of the magician Dr Coppelius, appears in town. But she is not what she seems, and Swanilda must rescue Franz from the magician’s sinister workshop – with the help of some fancy footwork!

This sparkling tale of magic and mischief, with its irresistible melodies and ‘living dolls’, is amusing fun for the whole family. Inspired by E.T.A. Hoffmann’s stories, Coppélia features exquisite costumes by master designer Kristian Fredrikson.

Laughter and love, lively dancing and vivid colour – treat the family to Coppélia.

2019 Locations

  • Griffith
  • Wagga Wagga
  • (Mooroopna) Shepparton
  • Albury
  • Warragul
  • Tanunda
  • Mount Gambie
It’s fabulous that we can give the children in a rural community the opportunity to experience dance.

Kylie Jones, Deputy Prin­ci­pal Ather­ton State Pri­ma­ry School

Production credits


Original choreography Arthur Saint-Léon
Revised by Marius Petipa and Enrico Cecchetti
Music Léo Delibes
Costume and set design Kristian Fredrikson
Lighting design Francis Croese

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“Nothing short of breathtaking” — Syd­ney Morn­ing Herald