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A beautiful, life-like doll and two bickering young lovers create comic chaos in this captivating ballet.
Jealous of her sweetheart Franz’s interest in Doctor Coppélius’s mysterious ‘daughter’, Swanilda sneaks into his house to confront her rival. But all is not as it seems – and when the doctor discovers Franz is another intruder, delightful mayhem follows.
Setting the much-loved story in the small South Australian town of Hahndorf in the late 19th century, choreographer Greg Horsman has created a touching and witty ballet, with endearing characters inspired by our own history. With its joyful dance and the charming music of Léo Delibes, Coppélia will enchant people of all ages.
30 yrs & under $60
Family (2 Adults, 2 Children) $240
An additional transaction fee of $6.20 applies.
Discounts apply for season ticket packages. Create your own ballet package by choosing just two or more ballets.
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Groups 8+ $80pp
One ticket free per group of eight
Schools $25 per student
One teacher free per group of ten
After selected performances at QPAC, a panel of creative artists and dancers discusses aspects of the ballet you’ve just seen.
Before performances of Coppélia and The Nutcracker (excluding opening nights), storytellers will read these classic tales to children, so they enter the theatre full of expectation and excitement.
Patrons at select matinee performances at QPAC are welcome to watch our dancers take their daily warm-up class on stage.
Informative, keepsake programs are distributed free-of-charge at all performances.
Introduce your students to dance through our range of dance workshops for all ages and abilities. Our EdSquad dancers come to your school to deliver safe, educative and inspiring dance experiences.
Download the Coppélia ballerina colouring in sheet.
Choreographer Greg Horsman, after Arthur Saint-Léon and Marius Petipa
Composer Léo Delibes
With the Camerata of St. John’s
Conductor Andrew Mogrelia
A co-production with West Australian Ballet.
2 Hours 20 Minutes
Act I – 45 min
Interval - 20 min
Act II – 30 min
Interval - 15 min
Act III – 30 min