Rising young stars of the Cape Town City Ballet are set to take centre stage in the classic and comic ballet, COPPÉLIA, at Artscape in Cape Town. Based on the well-known tale by E.T.A. Hoffmann, this sparkling production of the beloved ballet has a short run at the end of May.
With its charming and mischievous plot, brightly-coloured costumes and glorious music, COPPÉLIA is ideal for both families and serious dance lovers as well as for newcomers to the ballet. True love triumphs in this enchanting fairytale, which features three main characters – the young Franz, his fiancée Swanilda and the mysterious doll-maker, Dr Coppelius, who creates the life-like doll, Coppélia. Believing the doll is a real person, Franz becomes infatuated with her, which most definitely does not meet with Swanilda’s approval. This leads to all kinds of hilarious situations amongst the protagonists and culminates in a happily-ever-after wedding scene…..