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Birmingham Royal Ballet


Chrysler Hall


Friday, April 19, 2013 - 7:30pm
Saturday, April 20, 2013 - 7:30pm
Sunday, April 21, 2013 - 2:30pm



Birmingham Royal Ballet

As part of a spectacular roster of performances by great artists from around the world, the Virginia Arts Festival welcomes back Britain's famed Birmingham Royal Ballet, April 19-21. In its third visit to Norfolk, the Ballet will perform ballet’s beloved romantic comedy, Coppélia, a favorite of audiences since its creation in 1870.

A frothy mix of mistaken identity and magical mayhem, the ballet centers on the story of an inventor and his marvelous mechanical doll, Coppélia. When the doctor leaves the life-size doll on his workshop balcony, she’s soon causing quite a stir in the village--particularly in the heart of the red-blooded young lover Franz, and the jealous mind of Franz’s real-life fiancée, Swanilda.

Swanilda mistakes the mannequin for a crying, talking, sleeping, walking rival and comic chaos is riotously unleashed. Birmingham Royal Ballet’s enchanting production of this joyous ballet, with its spectacular sets, lavish costumes, and high-flying dancing, is a happy-ever-after tale guaranteed to delight the whole family.

Virginia Symphony will perform the ballet’s score by Léo Delibes, a sparkling gem of the Romantic era.

Friday, April 19, 7:30 PM Saturday, April 20, 7:30 PM Sunday, April 21, 2:30 PM Chrysler Hall, Norfolk Tickets 5 Gold Circle, No discounts, 0, 5, 0,
Tickets available at vafest.org or (757) 282-2822

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