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Tuesday, 3rd December 2019

Royal Ballet’s Coppélia and Nutcracker to be broadcast in Arc Cinema

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A scene from The Nutcracker by The Royal Ballet at The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London which is to be broadcast at the Arc Cinema on Tuesday 17 December at 7.15pm.

Drogheda ballet fans can get their festive fix this Christmas with screenings of The Royal Ballet’s Coppélia and The Nutcracker. Coppélia will be broadcast live at the Arc Cinema on Tuesday 10 December at 7.15pm and The Nutcracker from Tuesday 17 December at 7.15pm.

Charming and funny, Coppélia tells a story of love, mischief and mechanical dolls. A classic of The Royal Ballet’s repertory, the ballet was choreographed by the founder of The Royal Ballet, Dame Ninette de Valois.

Cinema audiences will be treated to a superb cast featuring Principal Marianela Nuñez as the feisty Swanilda, Principal Vadim Muntagirov as her beloved Franz and Principal Character Artist Gary Avis as the magician Dr Coppélius.

Dr Coppélius appears to have a beautiful daughter – Coppélia. Franz becomes infatuated with her from seeing her sitting on the doctor’s balcony. Franz’s fiancée Swanilda is very upset. She and her friends break into the house and discover that Coppélia is one of several life-sized mechanical dolls made by the doctor.

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Dr Coppélius kidnaps Franz; he plans to make him into a human sacrifice and thus enable Coppélia to come to life. However, Swanilda manages to rescue Franz by making the mechanical dolls dance; she thus distracts Coppélius so that she and Franz can run away. Fortunately Dr Coppélius is not as villainous as he seems, and in the final act he makes peace with Swanilda and Franz, who are now free to celebrate their wedding.

Recorded in 2016, this Royal Ballet broadcast of The Nutcracker features a stunning cast including Lauren Cuthbertson as the Sugar Plum Fairy, Federico Bonelli as her Prince, Francesca Hayward as Clara and Alexander Campbell as Hans-Peter (the Nutcracker). Other Royal Ballet favourites performing include Gary Avis as Drosselmeyer, Marcelino Sambé and Mayara Magri, to name but a few.

The Royal Ballet’s The Nutcracker will be broadcast in cinemas on dates from Tuesday 17 December at 7.15pm. The ballet lasts 2 hours and 15 minutes and includes one interval. 

The Royal Opera House cinema broadcasts offer audiences the best seat in the house, and exclusive behind-the-scenes footage and interviews.


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