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Coming Soon: Coppélia by Singapore Dance Theatre

January 22, 2013

Coppelia2(picture courtesy of Singapore Dance Theatre)

Event: Coppélia by Singapore Dance Theatre
Venue: Esplanade Theatre
Run: 14th – 17th March 2013

Singapore Dance Theatre Launches its 25th Season with Coppélia!

As Singapore Dance Theatre (SDT) celebrates its 25th Silver Anniversary, the Company is proud to open its 2013 season with one of the most well-loved comedy ballets “Coppélia – The Girl with Enamel Eyes”.

From 14th to 17th March at the Esplanade Theatre, SDT will mesmerise audiences with this charming and sentimental tale of adventure, mistaken identity and a beautiful life-sized doll.

A new staging by Artistic Director Janek Schergen, featuring original choreography by Arthur Saint-Leon, “Coppélia” is set to a ballet libretto by Charles Nuittier, with music by Léo Delibes.

Based on a story by E.T.A. Hoffman, this three-act ballet tells the light-hearted story of the mysterious Dr Coppélius who owns a beautiful life-sized puppet, Coppélia.

A village youth named Franz, betrothed to the beautiful Swanilda becomes infatuated with Coppélia, not knowing that she just a doll.

The magic and fun begins when Coppélia springs to life!

“Coppélia” is one of the most performed and favourite full-length classical ballets from SDT’s repertoire.

This colourful ballet was first performed by SDT in 1995 with staging by Colin Peasley of The Australian Ballet.

Following this, the production was revived again in 1997, 2001 and 2007.

This year, Artistic Director Janek Schergen will be bringing this ballet back to life with a new staging.

Probably one of the best-known and most performed comedy ballets, this latest staging of “Coppélia” will bring fun, laughter and enjoyment for all!

Tickets can be purchased from SISTIC (here) or from the Singapore Dance Theatre office.

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