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Misa Kuranaga and Paulo Arrais. Photo by Rachel Neville Photography

Misa Kuranaga 
Photo by Rachel Neville Photography 

Misa Kuranaga 
Photo by Rachel Neville Photography 

The Details


Léo Delibes


Charles Nuitter, after E.T.A. Hoffmann’s "Der Sandmann"


George Balanchine and Alexandra Danilova ©The George Balanchine Trust after Marius Petipa

Scenic Design

Robert O’Hearn and Benjamin J. Phillips

Costume Design

Kenneth Busbin

Costumes Design for Friends, Dawn, Waltz Girl, and Children

Robert O’Hearn

Lighting Design

Mark Stanley


Judith Fugate

World Premiere

July 17, 1974, New York City Ballet, Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, New York

Boston Ballet Premiere

April 8, 2010, Boston Opera House, Boston, Massachusetts

The performance of Coppélia, a Balanchine® Ballet, is presented by arrangement with the George Balanchine Trust and has been produced in accordance with the Balanchine Style® and Balanchine Technique® service standards established and provided by the Trust.

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Mikko Nissinen, Artistic Director