A Ballet in two acts
Location Filming in Pierrre Bénite, Lyon
A Co-production by Monarda Arts / RM Arts  and Danmarks Radio in association with BBC, RTP and ZDF / Arte


Léo Delibes was 30 years old when he achieved his critical breakthrough in France’s musical metropolis. Having made his debut with the music for the ballet La Source (The Source), he was immediately entrusted with the commission of writing a ballet composition that would fill an entire evening performance; the result was Coppélia. The scenery for this fairy-tale piece was designed by Charles Nuitter, and the story was taken from E.T.A. Hoffmann’s Der Sandmann (The Sandman). In 1994 the Opéra National de Lyon performed Léo Delibes’s ballet Coppélia under the choreography of Maguy Martin. The set was designed by Renaud Gaulot, costumes by Montserrat Casanova, with lighting by Jørgen S. Johannessen. Kent Nagano conducted the orchestra of the Opéra National.


Available at Arthaus Musik (DVD and Hi-Res Audio Blu ray)



Producer: Thomas Grimm
Executive Producer: Jane Seymour
Directed for Screen by: Thomas Grimm
Assistant Director: Margit Borch
Production Management: David Gerdel
Cameras: Leif Larsen, Knud Pedersen, Bent Walther
Sound: Knud Carstensen
Light: Jørgen Johannessen
Editor: Søren Kirk
Running Time: 73 min
Picture Format: 16:9
Year of production: 1994


Creative Team


Composer: Léo Delibes
Directed by: Yorgos Loukus
Conductor: Kent Nagano
Choreography: Maguy Marin
Set Design: Renaud Gaulot
Costumes: Montserrat Casanova
Soloists: Nerses Boyadijan, Francoise Joullié, Josu Zabala, Maria Brown
Ensemble: Lyon National Opera Ballet
Orchestra: Lyon National Opera Orchestra