Leo Delibes (1836-1891)
Ballet-pantomime by Maguy Marin, Music by Leo Delibes
From the Opera National de Lyon 1994
Lyon National Opera Ballet and Lyon National Opera Orchestra, Conducted by Kent Nagano
Running Time: 73 min (61 min + 12 min Interview)
Recording Date: 1994
Menu languages: GB, D, F, SP
Subtitle Languages (Interview): GB, D, SP
Picture Format: 16:9
Sound Format: PCM Stereo, Dolby Digital 2.0 (Interview)
Region Code: 2, 5
Sel. No. 100 337 PAL
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 Jorgen S. Johannessen. Kent Nagano conducted the orchestra of the Opéra National.