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Coppelia

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The ballet by C. Nuitter and A. Saint-Leon.
Adapted and produced by Margaret Dale.
A border village in Galicia about 1800
The music, recorded by the London Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Hugh Maguire)
Conducted by John Lanchbery

Robert Helpmann and Nadia Nerina in the ballet
(The Girl with the Enamel Eyes)
In an age when superstitious people were attracted to the seemingly miraculous discoveries of scientists, and hypnotism was the new vogue, all the villagers regarded Dr. Coppelius and his mysterious experiments with suspicion and fear. But they could not ignore the lovely young girl whom they took to be his daughter, Coppelia. She could always be seen in his window, apparently reading a book, and there was something strangely compelling about her slender figure and her great shining eyes. Franz, a village boy engaged to Swanilda, saluted Coppelia one day, and she apparently returned his greeting-to the annoyance of Swanilda, who set out to discover who her rival was.
At 10.10

Contributors

Music: Leo Delibes
Ballet by: C. Nuitter
Ballet by: A. Saint-Leon
Adapter/producer: Margaret Dale
Musicians: The London Symphony Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Hugh Maguire
Orchestra conducted by: John Lanchbery
Designer: Guy Sheppard
Dr Coppelius: Robert Helpmann
Swanilda, a village girl: Nadia Nerina
Franz: Donald Britton
Innkeeper: Rudolf Offenbach
Burgomaster: Alexis Chesnakov
Mazurka and Czardas dancers: Julia Farron
Mazurka and Czardas dancers: Gerd Larsen
Mazurka and Czardas dancers: Gillian Lynne
Mazurka and Czardas dancers: Greta Hamby
Mazurka and Czardas dancers: Sara Lusita
Mazurka and Czardas dancers: Anna Paskevska
Mazurka and Czardas dancers: Peter Wright
Mazurka and Czardas dancers: Tutte Lemkow
Mazurka and Czardas dancers: Harry Hawthorne
Mazurka and Czardas dancers: Bob Stevenson
Mazurka and Czardas dancers: Robert Harvey
Mazurka and Czardas dancers: Garry Smith
Swanilda's friends: June Lesley
Swanilda's friends: Joan Elvin
Swanilda's friends: Josephine Gordon
Swanilda's friends: Noel Rossana

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