CinemaLive Presents COPPELIA In Theatres
CinemaLive, one of the market leaders in Event Cinema, are working in a partnership with The Australian Ballet to deliver The Fairy Tale Series, a series of three world premieres, to cinema audiences, allowing these world-class productions to be seen by an international audience.
The third and final production from The Fairy Tales Series, Coppélia will be shown in 200 cinemas across the UK on Wednesday 19 April for one night only.
This stunning production, captured at the iconic Sydney Opera House in December 2016 is a lovingly revived sparkling tale of magic and mischief, by The Australian Ballet's founding Artistic Director Peggy Van Praagh and Theatre Director George Ogilvie, exquisitely dressed by Master Designer Kristian Fredrikson.
Set to Leo Delibes' cheery score, Coppélia is a spectacular production, full of sorcery and masquerade, romance and high jinks - this is the funniest, sunniest ballet you'll see all year.
David McAllister, Artistic Director of The Australian Ballet says: "It's exciting to take our company and performances from the stage to the big screen and to reach audiences we may not have otherwise reached. This is an incredible opportunity to showcase Australia's national ballet company."
For all participating cinemas and to book tickets visit www.cinemalive.com
Swanilda and her merry boyfriend Franz live in a village with Dr Coppelius, a sinister magician and inventor who has created a beautiful doll that he sits on his balcony.
One day Franz sees the doll, Coppélia, and becomes infatuated with her. Swanilda and her friends decide to explore Dr Coppelius' house while he is out to see who the mysterious woman is, but he returns suddenly and Swanilda hides - pretending to be Coppélia. At the same time, the love-struck Franz finds a ladder and climbs into Dr Coppelius' house, who plans to steal his life force to animate his doll by pouring Franz a drink with a sleeping draught in it. When Franz passes out, Coppelius brings out Coppélia so Swanilda pretends to be a doll coming to life. Coppelius is delighted - until Swanilda manages to wake Franz and they escape from the house and are married, sealing their love with a tender pas de deux.
CinemaLive, is a multi-award winning specialist in Event Cinema which distributes and delivers live and recorded content theatrically to over 70 countries worldwide covering a range of genres including music concerts, ballet, opera, theatre, musicals and comedy. For more information, see www.cinemalive.com
About The Australian Ballet
The Australian Ballet exists to inspire, delight and challenge audiences through the power of its performances. The Australian Ballet is one of the world's premier ballet companies and has delivered extraordinary performances for over 50 years.
A commitment to artistic excellence, a spirited style and a willingness to take risks have defined the company from its earliest days, both onstage and off. The company regularly represents Australia on the world stage and has performed to critical acclaim in 87 cities worldwide, including New York, Shanghai, Tokyo, London and Paris. Caring for tradition yet daring to be different, The Australian Ballet performs beloved classical ballets and commissions new work annually.
The Australian Ballet presents upwards of 250 shows and 1,700 education and audience engagement events each year. For more information, see www.australianballet.com.au