COPPELIA BY LEO DELIBES
Based on two macabre stories by E. T. A. Hoffmann, Der Sandmann (The Sandman), and Die Puppe (The Doll), the ballet tells the story of a mysterious inventor who creates a life-size dancing doll. The work went on to become the most-performed ballet at the Palais Garnier, the home of ballet in Paris from 1875 - 1989.
Find out more by listening to this delightful collection of romantic waltzesthat takes listeners on a journey through dance, from Délibes' Coppélia Waltz to Strauss' Lagoon Waltz.
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