Coppélia

 

Coppélia classic ballet to music by Léo Delibes. Libretto by Charles Nuitter and Arthur Saint-Léon after E.T.A. Hoffmann. Choreography by Sergey Vikharev after Marius Petipa and Enrico Cecchetti. Performed 2018 at the Bolshoi Theater. Stars Margarita Shrayner (Swanilda); Artem Ovcharenko (Frantz); Alexey Loparevich (Coppélius), Xenia Averina, Daria Bochkova, Bruna Cantanhede Gaglianone, Antonina Chapkina, Anastasia Denisova, Elizaveta Kruteleva, Svetlana Pavlova, and Yulia Skvortsova (Eight friends); Nadezhda Blagova (Coppélia [Automaton]); Alexander Fadeyechev (Lord of Manor); Yuri Ostrovsky (Burgomaster); Nikolay Mayorov (Chronos); Oksana Sharova, Alexander Vodopetov, Ekaterina Besedina, and Dmitry Ekaterinin (Mazurka); Kristina Karasyova and Vitali Biktimirov (Czardas); Anastasia Denisova (Aurora); Antonina Chapkina (Prayer); Daria Bochkova, Ksenia Averina, Maria Mishina, Stanislava Postnova, and Tatiana Tiliguzova (Work); and Elizaveta Kruteleva (Folly). Pavel Sorokin conducts the Orchestra and Chorus of the Bolshoi Theater. Scenography by Boris Kaminsky; costumes by Tatiana Noginova; lighting design by Damir Ismagilov. Directed for TV by Isabel Julien. Released 2019, disc has 5.1 HD Master Audio sound. Grade: NA

Finally we get a classic or traditional Coppélia, and this from the Bolshoi, which has probably fielded more Coppélia artillery here than has ever previously been deployed. The BelAir trailer suggests this will be an instant and enduring hit and it’s on our buy list with double stars!

Here is a clip from BelAir: