Ballet Northwest Presents "Coppelia" in Olympia - A Tale of Love and Dolls

The Washington Center For The Performing Arts
512 Washington St. SE
Olympia, WA 98501
United States

Suitable for Children

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Ballet Northwest invites you to a captivating rendition of "Coppelia," one of the ballet world's most beloved treasures. This performance, held in the heart of Olympia, WA, promises to enchant audiences with its unique blend of romance, comedy, and the whimsical charm of mechanical dolls coming to life.

"Coppelia," based on the stories of E.T.A. Hoffmann, revolves around Dr. Coppelius, a mysterious inventor who has created Coppelia, a life-like doll. The story unfolds as Franz, a young villager, becomes infatuated with Coppelia, unaware that she is not a human. His fiancée, Swanhilda, notices Franz's fascination and decides to impersonate the doll to win back his attention. The ensuing antics deliver a light-hearted critique of the folly of human nature, wrapped in humor and a series of misunderstandings.

Ballet Northwest's production of "Coppelia" features not only a talented cast but also boasts professional sets and costumes that bring the colorful and lively 19th-century European setting to life. The choreography skillfully combines classical elegance with playful charm, making it suitable for ballet lovers of all ages.

The musical score by Leo Delibes adds a further layer of allure to the ballet with its vibrant and melodic composition, enhancing the narrative's emotional and humorous tones. Delibes' music is celebrated for its ability to convey character and atmosphere, making it a vital component of this production.

This performance in Olympia is an excellent opportunity for the community to engage with classical arts in a lively and accessible way. Ballet Northwest's "Coppelia" is more than just a ballet; it is a festive celebration of the arts, promising laughter, romance, and a visual feast for the eyes. Don't miss the chance to experience this enchanting ballet that continues to capture the hearts of audiences around the globe.