Due to COVID-19, The Washington Ballet’s May 13-17, 2020 run of Coppélia has been cancelled.
Coppélia is a comedic ballet filled with character dances, divertissements and classical choreography set to the winsome music of Léo Delibes. The eccentric scientist Dr. Coppelius creates a mechanical doll that comes to life and soon becomes the obsession of a young man who is already engaged to another woman. Witness the famed story ballet of love, magic, and trickery in a fun and fanciful combination of wild events that will leave you delighted and charmed.
Julie Kent on COPPÉLIA:
Coppélia is the first ballet I danced at the Kennedy Center alongside Patricia McBride and Mikhail Baryshnikov with New York City Ballet. With a lot of humor and imagination, it is the perfect story ballet for the families and adults alike, and a great introduction to ballet for young children. Watch the curtain rise and dancing happens! Relying on much of the original choreography, Victor and I will curate and tailor the production for our company and the majestic Warner Theatre.