At the Playhouse Opera Theatre

Based on the well-known story by ETA Hoffman, this is light hearted ballet is at its best. The ballet incorporates romance, intrigue and deception, transporting audiences to a world of fairytale magic and happy endings. A mysterious inventor, Doctor Coppelius, has made a life-size dancing doll. It is so lifelike that Franz, a village swain, is infatuated with it, and sets aside his true heart`s desire, Swanhilde who shows him his folly by dressing as the doll and pretending to come to life. The production is accompanied by the KwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic Orchestra.