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Catch a live production by the Bolshoi

The Metropolitan live HD opera screenings continue to enrich the island’s cultural scene throughout November. A production not to be missed is Coppelia performed by the acclaimed Russian Bolshoi ballet company.

‘Coppelia’s storyline follows as Swanhilda notices her fiance Franz is infatuated with the beautiful Coppélia who sits reading on her balcony each day. Nearly breaking up the two sweethearts, Coppelia is not what she seems and Swanhilda decides to teach Franz a lesson.

The Bolshoi’s unique version of Coppélia exhibits a fascinating reconstruction of the original 19th century choreography of this ebullient comedy involving a feisty heroine, a boyish fiance with a wandering eye, and an old dollmaker. The company’s stunning corps de ballet shines in the divertissements and famous “dance of the hours,” and its principals abound in youthful energy and irresistible humour in this effervescent production.

The Bolshoi Ballet and Bolshoi Opera are among the oldest and most renowned ballet and opera companies in the world and it is by far the world’s biggest ballet company, with more than 200 dancers. So, a chance to catch their performance live in HD is one to remember. Mark your calendars and head to K-Cineplex.

Live HD opera production by Bolshoi. Part of the MET Live in HD screenings. November 18. K-Cineplex Nicosia, Limassol, Larnaca. 7.30pm.

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