Two bickering young lovers create comic chaos in Dr Coppélius’s mysterious workshop.
Franz and Swanilda are both curious about the beautiful girl who they have seen on Dr Coppélius’s balcony. Jealous of Franz’s apparent romantic interest, Swanilda sneaks into the doctor’s house to confront her rival. To her great surprise, she finds that Coppélia is not what she seems. When Doctor Coppélius and Franz arrive, the resourceful Swanilda decides to become a real, living doll.
Choreographer Greg Horsman has drawn on real-life stories of 19th century German immigrants to the South Australian town of Hahndorf to create a touching and witty Coppélia. With its endearing characters, joyful dance and the charming music of Léo Delibes, this is a delightfully enjoyable ballet.