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The Australian Ballet : Coppélia
Release Date: January 01, 1990
|Production Companies||:||Australian Broadcasting Corporation|
|Producers||:||George Ogilvie, Virginia Lumsden, Andrew Haken, Russell Wood, Phil Gouldon, Rebecca Martin, John Pine, Wendy Young, John Widdicombe, Michael Osborne, Christopher Lawrence, Greg Shears|
|Writers||:||E. T. A. Hoffmann, Charles Nuitter|
This delightful ballet tells the story of Dr Coppelius, an eccentric toymaker, who attempts to bring life to his beautiful doll Coppélia. He is foiled by the mischevious Swanilda, who masquerades as Coppélia and saves her love, Franz, from the Doctor's magic. Recorded live at the Sydney Opera House, this acclaimed production by Dame Peggy van Praagh, the founding Artistic Director of the Australian Ballet, is a triumph.