Kids Commute - Coppelia Week! Friday

Sep 28, 2018

Today - the big finale to COPPELIA!
Credit English National Ballet

Happy Friday, Kids Commuters! We hope you’ve enjoyed COPPELIA WEEK on IPR’s Kids Commute. All week, we’ve been hearing the story and listening to the music of this classic ballet by French composer L&ecute;o Delibes.

Yesterday, Swanhilda performed some clever detective work and a heroic rescue. She saved Franz from having his life essence transferred into the Coppelia doll!

Today, we’ll hear some “happily ever after” music for everybody (even the strange Dr. Coppelius - sort of). We’ll also answer our Quizlet!

Let’s get to it!

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Coppelia: Galop Final
Léo Delibes
Richard Bonynge/National Philharmonic Orchestra


On the show today, we promised you a link to a full production of Coppelia - here’s a terrific version done by the Australian Ballet at the Sydney Opera House in 1990. Try to take some time out this weekend to watch!