Delibes: Coppelia

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Label: BBC OPUS ARTE
Catalog: OA 1061D
Format: DVD

Dorothée Gilbert (Swanilda), Mathias Heymann (Frantz), José Martinez (Coppélius) & Fabrice Bourgeois (Spalanzani) The Paris Opera Corps de Ballet & Orchestre Colonne

Filmed live at the Palais Garnier, March 2011

Choreography Patrice Bart Director Koen Kessels Premiered by the Opera De Paris in 1870, and inspired by the fantastical writings of E.T.A. Hoffmann, Coppélia tells the story of a young man who becomes besotted with an exquisite automaton and is finally brought to his senses by his fiancée. In their production from the magnificent Palais Garnier, choreographer Patrice Bart in his final production and designer Ezio Toffolutti explore the story’s darker side while doing full justice to the exuberance and elegance of Delibes’ glorious score. This production was screened in cinemas worldwide in March 2011 ‘’The Paris Opera orchestra played sensuously for the conductor, Koen Kessels...costumes were extremely attractive, set theatrically striking. The dancers were models of self-presentation’’ New York Times Extra features: The mystery of Coppélia Running time 124 mins approx Region Code All regions Picture format 16:9 Anamorphic Sound format 2.0LPCM + 5.1(5.0) DTS Menu languages EN Subtitles EN/FR/DE/ES

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