Venue Details

2727 Star Starred
Boston Opera House
539 Washington Street Boston, MA 02111
617-259-3400
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Kate D'Anna
The weather was clear. I wore nice jeans, blouse and sweater. I wish I hadn't worn sneakers..
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Tim Averill
Park in the Boston Common lots for $12 after 4:00 PM.
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4.3 average rating
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attended Apr 09 2010

A perfect seat was assigned: I could see every thing from very centre and I could enjoy music as well.

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attended Apr 09 2010

Best performance by Boston Ballet that I have seen recently

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attended Apr 09 2010

this lovely ballet theatre piece fit excellently in the sparkling, intimate Opera House. Balanchine's gift was well exhibited in the third act. Choosing the upper mezz was a bit of a chance but all the seats in this jewel box give good...continued

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Description

The light-hearted comedy of George Balanchine’s_ Coppélia_, a Boston Ballet premiere, begins the spring season. Based upon the book by Charles Nuitter, after “Der Sandmann” by E.T.A. Hoffman, this sentimental tale revolves around the life-size dancing doll created by Doctor Coppélius who becomes the source of love troubles for a village swain. The ballet, first choreographed by Arthur St. Léon, was restaged by Marius Petipa and again by Lev Ivanov and Enrico Cecchetti. Balanchine maintained elements from these versions in Acts I and II, creating entirely new choreography for Act III. With this premiere, Boston Ballet joins Geneva Ballet and New York City Ballet, as one of only three companies in the world that have performed this work. Léo Delibes score, called by The New York Times, “a classic of melody, orchestration, rhythm, and storytelling,” is at once lively and accessible. With more than 20 children from Boston Ballet School, Coppélia remains a jubilant and melodic triumph.

About the Ticket Supplier: Boston Ballet

Boston Ballet, a professional dance company and the region's second-largest performing arts organization, is dedicated to the highest standards of dance performance, training, and education. The Company presents fully staged classical and contemporary works during its eight-month season. Performances reach a broadly inclusive audience from throughout the state and region, and support an institutional mission that values leadership, innovation, and partnership. Boston Ballet's Center for Dance Education serves an associated imperative to train dancers of all ages and provide general access to the art of dance.