Coppélia is quite possibly ballet’s greatest comedy.
The full-length, classic tale is a livelier, more realistic story than most other ballet classics: it’s a heart-warming story about two young lovers and a romantic toy-maker who thinks he has magical powers. Old Dr. Coppelius lets everyone believe his creation, Coppélia, a mechanical doll, is a real person, and so captivating is she that young Franz falls in love with her.
He flirts exuberantly, sparking the jealousy of his betrothed Swanilda, who ultimately teaches him a lesson with a mischievous hoax. A true marriage of romance and hilarity, Coppélia ends with a touching reconciliation and the magical reality of love.