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Delibes: Coppélia / Bujones, Castanon

Delbes / Bujones
Release Date: 02/28/2006 
Label:  Kultur Video   Catalog #: 1120  
Composer:  Léo Delibes
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Coppelia is a love story in three acts. This beloved ballet is regarded as dance’s great comedy with music by Delibes.

Based on E.T.A. Hoffmann’s, Der Sandmann, the ballet combines the romance between Swanilda and Franz with the story of the doll maker, Coppelius, whose greatest desire is to create a doll with a soul. Franz promptly falls in love with Coppelia, whom he thinks alive, but eventually recognizes that she is just a doll and returns to Swanilda, after which the final grand divertissements sees everyone reconciled.

With its touch of East European folklore, the ballet continues to enjoy undiminished world-wide popularity…and is one of the most delightful and best known ballets. Fernando Bujones, one of
Read more the most acclaimed male dancers of our time, gives an extraordinary performance as Franz, the young lover.

Running Time: 110 minutes
Region Code: 1
Picture Format: 4:3 full screen

Starring: Fernando Bujones, Ana Maria Castanon

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Works on This Recording

Coppélia by Léo Delibes
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1870; France 

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