24 April — 11 May, Playhouse, QPAC

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.

From The Artistic Director

Li Cunxin

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The Music

Composer: Léo Delibes

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The History

Choreographed by Greg Horsman, after Arthur Saint-Léon and Marius Petipa

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The Story

Based upon two stories by E.T.A Hoffmann

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  • Thursday 24 April — 7:30pm Thu 24 Apr — 7:30pm
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  • Saturday 26 April — 1:30pm Sat 26 Apr — 1:30pm
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  • Saturday 26 April — 7:30pm Sat 26 Apr — 7:30pm
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  • Tuesday 29 April — 6:30pm Tue 29 Apr — 6:30pm
  • Wednesday 30 April — 7:30pm Wed 30 Apr — 7:30pm
  • Friday 2 May — 7:30pm Fri 2 May — 7:30pm
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  • Saturday 3 May — 7:30pm Sat 3 May — 7:30pm
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  • Tuesday 6 May — 6:30pm Tue 6 May — 6:30pm
  • Wednesday 7 May — 12:30pm Wed 7 May — 12:30pm
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  • Thursday 8 May — 7:30pm Thu 8 May — 7:30pm
  • Friday 9 May — 7:30pm Fri 9 May — 7:30pm
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  • Saturday 10 May — 1:30pm Sat 10 May — 1:30pm
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  • Saturday 10 May — 7:30pm Sat 10 May — 7:30pm
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Adult $90
Concession $80
30 yrs & under $60
Child $50
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.


Playhouse, QPAC

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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

Q&A Post-performance Q&A

After selected performances at QPAC, a panel of creative artists and dancers discusses aspects of the ballet you’ve just seen.


Storytellers in the Foyer

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.


CLASS Pre-Performance Class

Patrons at select matinee performances at QPAC are welcome to watch our dancers take their daily warm-up class on stage.


Complimentary Programs

Informative, keepsake programs are distributed free-of-charge at all performances.

Click here to download the Coppélia program.


Schools Workshops

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.

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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.

Performed with Camerata of St John's


2 Hours 20 Minutes

Act I – 45 min
Interval - 20 min
Act II – 30 min
Interval - 15 min
Act III – 30 min

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