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Festival Ballet Theatre: Coppelia
Salwa Rizkalla, Artistic Director
A captivating classic comical tale for the whole family!
A mysterious inventor, Doctor Coppélius, has made a life-size dancing doll that is so lifelike that Franz, a village youth, is infatuated with it. He sets aside his true heart’s desire, Swanhilda, who shows him his folly by dressing as the doll and pretending to come to life. Based upon two stories by E.T.A. Hoffmann, Coppéliawas originally choreographed by Arthur Saint-Léon, with music by Léo Delibes. This family-friendly production is staged by Salwa Rizkalla and features renowned guest artists in the lead roles.
Beckanne Sisk, Principal at Ballet West
Chase O'Connell, Principal at Ballet West
Saturday, March 24 at 7:00pm
Sunday, March 25 at 2:00pm
Irvine Barclay Theatre
4242 Campus Drive, Irvine, CA