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Misa Kuranaga
Photo by Rachel Neville Photography

Fantasy…come to life

George Balanchine’s cleverly-crafted comedy Coppélia features a mad inventor, his oh-so-lifelike mechanical doll, the young man who fancies her…and his resourceful fiancé who saves the day. When foolish fantasies come to life, the stage is set for amorous perplexities and plenty of laugh-out-loud humor.

This lighthearted romantic romp of mistaken identity stands among the best-loved classical ballets. With its colorful costumes and magnificent sets, it’s easy to see why critics deem Coppélia the happiest ballet in existence. Balanchine’s “melodic and rambunctious” choreography (Boston.com), paired with Delibes’ brilliant score, will sweep you off your feet.

A true coming-of-age story featuring ballet’s favorite heroine, Coppélia is a delight for all ages. Let your imagination run wild with this charming tale, where toys come to life and the path to happily ever after takes a few detours.

With Sincere Appreciation 

The 2018-2019 performances of Coppélia have been made possible by a generous gift from Drs. Randy I. Boudrieau and Leslie L. Williams.



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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