Coppélia - Julio Bocca

Ballet Nacional Sodre / Uruguay

Julio Bocas's troupe revisits this popular classic

Coppélius wants to give Franz's soul to his mechanical doll, Coppélia. But Swalhilda, Franz's ancée, impersonates Coppélia to save him. This amusing yet profound tale questions the scienti c values that challenge faith and seek to create life on the basis of reason. It also leads us to mistrust those we love. The inspiration for Léo Delibes' ballet came from one of E.T.A. Hoffmann's tales of fantasy. Yet both the characters and the traditional dances endow it with a marked realism.

The inspiration for Léo Delibes' ballet came from one of E.T.A. Hoffmann's tales of fantasy. Yet both the characters and the traditional dances endow it with a marked realism.

Julio Bocca directs the Sodre National Ballet from Uruguay in this highly theatrical version. The colourful costumes reinforce the vigour and elegance of the dancing and acting.

Artistic profile

Choreography
Enrique Martínez (✝ 1998)
Music
Léo Delibes
Libretto
Charles Nuitter, based on the tale Der Sandmann (The Sandman) by E. T. A. Hoffmann
Musical Adaptation
John Arthur Lanchbery
Set and Costume Design
José Varona
Lightning
Paulo César Medeiros
Production
Theatro Municipal de Rio (Brazil)
Symphony Orchestra of the Liceu Opera Barcelona
Musical Director
Martín García

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