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Ballet

Coppélia

Czech premiere: 16 May 2024 at the State Opera, Prague

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    May 2024

    Thursday 16. 5.
    19:00

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    Tuesday 21. 5.
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    Sunday 26. 5.
    14:00

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    Sunday 2. 6.
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    Basic information

    Venue

    The State Opera

    Premiere

    May 16, 2024

    About

    The mesmerising comic ballet for audiences young and old is one of the staples of the global dance repertoire. A treasure of the cultural legacy, it has been staged worldwide ever since its premiere in Paris in 1870.

    Based on Marius Petipa’s version of the original ballet, created by Arthur Saint-Léon, and set to Léo Delibes’s sublime music, Ronald Hynd’s 1985 choreography radiates classical beauty.

    The enchanting sets and costumes for the production have been designed by Roberta Guidi di Bagno. The ballet depicts the story of Swanilda, the daughter of the mayor of a small town, and her wilful fiancé Franz. Their relationship runs into trouble when the eccentric Dr. Coppélius makes the charming life-size doll Coppélia.

    “There is no prince or princess, there are no swans or sleeping beauties. Only two villagers, a boy and a girl falling in love with each other. It’s about life … I think that is precisely why the ballet is so popular. Audiences can identify with the simple fetching story.”

    Ronald Hynd

    World premiere: London Festival Ballet (English National Ballet), 1985

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    Practical information

    Where to buy tickets

    The National Theatre sells tickets up to 6 months in advance. On 1 March at 9am we started selling tickets for performances of Drama, Ballet, Opera and Laterna magika until the end of August 2023.


    When purchasing online, you can get an e-ticket. You can pick up printed tickets in person at the box offices of the National Theatre.

    What to wear?

    By their appearance, attire and behaviour, the audience is obliged to adhere to the accustomed practice expected from them when attending a theatre performance.

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    While visiting the State Opera, you can take the slip road on Wilsonova street from the left lane close to the State Opera building to the Parking Centrum above-ground garage. The parking fee is 40 CZK/h.

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