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A beautiful, life-like doll and two bickering young lovers create comic chaos in this captivating ballet. Coppélia is one of the most frequently performed and well-loved comic ballets around the globe. As George Balanchine put it, “Just as Giselle is ballet’s great tragedy, so Coppélia is its great comedy.”

West Australian Ballet dancers in Coppelia. Photo by Emma Fishwick.

The Story

Jealous of her sweetheart Franz’s interest in Doctor Coppélius' mysterious ‘daughter’, Swanilda sneaks into his house to confront her rival. But all is not as it seems – and when the doctor discovers Franz is another intruder, delightful mayhem follows.

Setting the much-loved story in the small South Australian town of Hahndorf in the late 19th century, choreographer Greg Horsman has created a touching and witty ballet, with endearing characters inspired by our own history. With its joyful dance and the charming music of Léo Delibes brought to life by West Australian Symphony Orchestra, Coppélia will enchant people of all ages.

West Australian Ballet dancers in Coppelia. Photo by Emma Fishwick.


Choreographer: Greg Horsman

Set Designer: Hugh Colman

Costume Designer: Noelene Hill

Lighting Designer: Jon Buswell

Music: Léo Delibes

Conductor: Jessica Gethin

A co-production with Queensland Ballet

Artistic Director: Aurélien Scannella


His Majesty’s Theatre

825 Hay Street

Perth, 6000

His Majesty's Theatre

How to Book

Book as part of a Season Package

  • To book your Season Package over the phone, please call: (08) 9214 0707 (Mon-Fri 10am-4pm)
  • To book your Season Package in person, please visit West Australian Ballet, 134 Whatley Cres, Maylands (Mon-Fri 10am-4pm)

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  • To book over the phone, please call: (08) 6212 9292 (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm)
  • For Group Bookings call: (08) 6212 9291 (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm)
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  • To book in person, please visit:

His Majesty’s Theatre

State Theatre Centre of WA

Subiaco Arts Centre


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