Kids Commute - Coppelia Week! Wednesday

Sep 26, 2018

Tick-tock...who is this Coppelia person, anyway? Today, Swanhilda and her friends uncover the mystery.
Credit DVD Cover, Australian Ballet

Welcome to Part Three of COPPELIA WEEK where we listen to music and tell the story from Léo Delibes' ballet.

So far we’ve met Franz and Swanhilda, our couple in love. And yesterday, we were introduced to Dr. Coppelius and his daughter, Coppelia. Today, the mystery deepens. Franz is still captivated by her and the fact that she doesn’t move. Swanhilda is a bit jealous of Coppelia, so she decides to do some detective work and try to figure out what is really going on here. She and her friends sneak into the house of Dr. Coppelius and find...?

Listen to today’s episode as we uncover some answers in our mystery!

KC 217
Coppelia: Musique des automates-Scène ("Music for Automatons and Scene")
Léo Delibes
Richard Bonynge/National Philharmonic Orchestra

Here's today's Kids Commute:


Here's video of the Duchy Ballet performing the "sneak-in" scene: