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Coppelia | Preview (BBC Two)

A new adaptation of Coppélia this winter combines enchanting animation and live action dance in a modern take on the much loved ballet.

With a world-class cast including Michaela DePrince, Daniel Camargo, Vito Mazzeo, Dame Darcey Bussell and Irek Mukhamedov, this new adaptation sees Dr. Coppelius (Mazzeo) as a cosmetic surgeon, whose lure of superficial beauty poisons the town.

Swan (DePrince) must uncover the truth about the popular newcomer who puts her community and the life of her beloved Franz (Daniel Camargo) in danger.

Choreographed by Ted Brandsen and featuring an original score composed by Maurizio Malagnini, performed by the BBC Concert Orchestra.

Coppélia (1x80’) is a film by Jeff Tudor, Steven De Beul and Ben Tesseur. It is produced by Bruno Felix, Femke Wolting and Janneke van de Kerkhof for Submarine and Adrienne Liron for 3 Minutes West. The Commissioning Editor for BBC Arts is Emma Cahusa.

Coppelia airs Tuesday 27th December on BBC Two.


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