Tzu-Chao Choux is a confident Franz, torn between his love for village maiden Swanilda (Miki Mizutani) and the mysteriously attractive puppet girl of the title created by Dr Coppelius
The old toymaker, Dr Coppelius
, wheels his latest creation, a life-sized doll out onto his balcony.
DANCE Coppelia Eccentric toymaker Dr Coppelius
causes quite a stir in the village when he tries to bring his greatest creation, the doll Coppelia, to life.
The spectacularly colourful and buoyant first half of Coppelia , set to the delightful music of Leo Delibes and the story of ETA Hoffmann, shows the young lovers Franz and Swanilda intrigued by what appears to be the beautiful daughter of the mysterious toymaker Dr Coppelius
Italian baritone Vito Priante is quite drab as a leather-clad Lindorf, but he makes stronger impressions in his roles as the crazed Coppelius
in Act II and Dr.
We follow the adventures of old Dr Coppelius
and his prized doll, and the two lovers, Swanhilda and Franz, on an enchanting evening of mischief, frivolity and a lovers' tiff.
As Coppelia sits on the balcony of Dr Coppelius
's house, local beauty Swanilda gets jealous when her fiance Franz flirts with the life-size doll.
Things do not end well as the two inventors quarrel and during the commotion Hoffmann's glasses are broken, Coppelius
tears the doll apart and the guests mock Hoffman for falling in love with a machine.
In the ballet Coppelia the old toymaker Coppelius
believes mistakenly his created doll has turned into a real woman.
The eccentric Dr Coppelius
has crafted a dancing doll, which is so beautiful that a villager named Franz becomes infatuated with it and sets aside the love of his life Swanhilda.
as they are brought to life by sparkling choreography and the animated score of Delibes.
It tells the story of a young man who falls in love with a life-size doll created by an eccentric inventor, Dr Coppelius
. The romantic comedy, which is performed with a cast of over 100 by the EYB, has a colourful musical score and has been choreographed to be true to the original.