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Coppélia – Delibes

Maguy Marin – Lyon Opera Ballet

Coppélia – Delibes Maguy Marin – Lyon Opera Ballet


Coppelia, a fantastic plot choreographed by Maguy Marin.

Swanhilde and Franz are about to get married, but Franz seems to be paying more attention to Coppelia, a mechanic doll created by a solitary and mysterious old man, Coppelius. Attempts to explain to the young man that his recent object of desire is an inanimate being are vain; Swanhild shall use more ingenious stratagems. She breaks into Coppelius' apartment and waits hidden behind the curtains. Coppelius invites Franz to his place and tries to get him drunk, in a secret endeavour to steal his soul and transfer it into Coppelia's body. But Swanhilde, dressed up like Coppelia, tricks Coppelius and manages to run away with her lover.

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  • Léo Delibes / Maguy Marin, Coppélia
    • II: Scene
    • I: Prelude
    • I: Valse
    • I: Scene
    • I: Mazurka
    • I: Scene
    • I: Ballade
    • I: Czardas - Danse hongroise
    • I: Final
    • II: Scene
    • II: Scene
    • II: Musique des automates
    • II: Scene
    • II: Scene
    • II: Chanson à boire et Scene
    • II: Scene
    • II: Valse de la poupée
    • II: Scene
    • II: Bolero
    • II: Gigue
    • II: Scene


  • Directed by: Thomas Grimm
  • Venue: Lyon Opera House (Lyons, France)
  • Production date: 1994
  • Duration: 1 h 00 min
  • Production: © RM Arts
  • Available version(s): EN


  • Maguy Marin | Choreography
  • Renaud Gaulot | Set designer
  • Pierre Colomer | Collaboration on sets
  • Montserrat Casanova | Costume designer
  • Philippe Durand | Photographic elements of the film
  • Françoise Joullie | Swanilda
  • Josu Zabala | Franz
  • Nerses Boyadjian | Coppélius
  • Maria Brown | Coppélia
  • The Dancers of the Lyon Opera Ballet
  • Orchestre de l'Opéra national de lyon
  • Kent Nagano | Conductor

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