June 15, 2017
Watch the mischief and magic unfold in the Australian Ballet’s comical, intriguing and fantastical performance of Coppélia on Sunday, June 18, 2017, 11:30 a.m. at Palace Cineplex.
Coppélia is nothing short of a good ballet story with a touch of enchantment, a dash of romance and masses of sumptuous costumes. The tale is told of Swanilda and Franz, two lovers who live in a village with Dr. Coppelius, an eccentric toymaker and magician who has created a beautiful doll that he sits on his balcony and dreams of bringing to life. One day Franz sees the doll, Coppélia, and becomes infatuated with her. In an attempt to discover the identity of the mysterious ‘woman’, Swanilda and her friends decide to explore Dr. Coppelius’ lair while he is out but when Dr. Coppelius suddenly returns, Swanilda is forced to hide – pretending to be Coppélia. Meanwhile, the love-struck Franz finds a ladder and climbs into Dr Coppelius’ lair, unaware of Dr. Coppelius’ sinister plan for him and Coppélia. The enchanting production was devised and directed by George Ogilvie with original lighting design by William Akers.
Tickets are on sale at the box office –Palace Cineplex, and via the web at www.palaceamusement.com, with any major credit card, or a Palace Card.