10th June 2018 4:00 pm
Broadcast LIVE from Moscow
Swanhilda notices her fiancee Franz is infatuated with the beautiful Coppélia who sits reading on her balcony each day. Nearly breaking up the two sweethearts, Coppelia is not what she seems and Swanhilda decides to teach Franz a lesson…
The Bolshoi’s unique version of Coppélia exhibits a fascinating reconstruction of the original 19th century choreography of this ebullient comedy involving a feisty heroine, a boyish fiancee with a wandering eye, and an old dollmaker. The company’s stunning corps de ballet shines in the divertissements and famous “dance of the hours,” and its principals abound in youthful energy and irresistible humor in this effervescent production.
Running time: 2hrs 45mins
BOLSHOI BALLET IN CINEMA
For the 8th consecutive year, the 2017-18 Bolshoi Ballet in Cinema season presents the greatest classics restaged by today’s most celebrated choreographers for a cinema-exclusive experience featuring some of the nest dancers in the world. Three historical ballets recreated by Alexei Ratmansky (Le Corsaire, Romeo and Juliet and The Flames of Paris) will be shown on the big screen alongside John Neumeier’s The Lady of the Camelliasand Jean-Christophe Maillot’s riveting The Taming of the Shrew. Three timeless classics and audience-favorites will complete the season: Giselle, The Nutcracker and Coppélia.