Tuesday 19th October 2021, Doors open 7pm for 7.30pm start
Live Cinema Isle of Man – ballet screening from the Australian Ballet & CinemaLive.
Coppélia is based on a story by E. T. A. Hoffmann, The Tales of Hoffmann. Coppélia met with immediate success on its completion in 1870 and has been held a charming favorite by succeeding ballet‑lovers both young and old.
Toy maker Dr Coppélius seems to have a beautiful young woman in his house: Coppélia, who sits and reads on his balcony. Franz and his fellow young villagers are curious about her and how she ignores them all. Franz’s fiancée Swanilda is not pleased by Franz’s interest in another woman, but equally curious. When Dr Coppélius goes to the local tavern, the young villagers slip into his house to introduce themselves to the strangely silent young woman. In the house, they are astonished by several mechanical dolls, including Coppélia.
A sparkling tale of magic and mischief, Coppélia has everything a good story ballet should: a touch of enchantment, a dash of romance and masses of sumptuous costumes.
Running Time: 129 mins including 1 15 min interval