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Saturday, 19 October 2019, Hour 11:30
Main Hall

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Conductor: Adrian Morar
Coregraphy, Artistic direction: Vasile Solomon
Scenography: Valentin Codoiu
Choregraphic adaptation: Pavel Rotaru
Stage and backstage direction: Dan Lupea


Swanilda: Andreea Jura
Franz: Dan Haja
Dr. Coppélius: Marius Toda
Coppélia, the doll: Agata Olah
Franz's Friend: Paul Cuibus
The Mayor: Radu Sântimbreanu
The Mayor's Wife: Cristina Toda
Barkeeper: Daniel Moga
The Priest: Călin Nițulescu
Swanilda's Friends: Petra Trăilă, Laura Pop, Dorina Lucaciu, Cristina Pop, Iuliana Dane, Nanaka Ogawa
Pas de trois: Romulus Petruș, Dalia Costea, Dorina Lucaciu
Children's Dance: Girls - Dardani Giulia, Lucaciu Iana, Pop Luana
                                  Boys - Oshige Nicolas, Popa Antonie, Ambruș Marc, Rez. Pop Mihai
Fairy Aurora (Morning Hours): Wen Hui-Yi
The Tourmented Man and his Wife: Laura Pop, Tudor Stupar
Hungarian Dance: Gabriela Sima, Ofelia Mărginean, Cristina Boboc, Liviu Har, Romulus Petruș, Valentin Mihăilă
Mazurca: Daniela Drăgușin, Diana Groza, Ingrid Naghy, Polina Stănescu, Alina Negru, Rodica Bacoiu, Paul Cuibus, Andrei Damaschin, Octavian Popa, Tudor Stupar, Alex Dobre, Robert Kalman
The Hours Waltz: Kiby Forcoș, Nanaka Ogawa, Iuliana Dane, Petra Trăilă, Ingrid Naghy, Cristina Pop, Lucian Bacoiu, Liviu Har
Arlechino: Robert Kalman
The Soldier: Tudor Stupar
The Chinese Doll: Miruna Pașca
The Spanish Doll: Melania Dindelegan
Two flower girls: Enikö Fărcaș

Violin Solo: Vlad Baciu
Viola Solo: Cristian Suărășan

A group of children from „Octavian Stroia” Choreographic and Dramatic Art Highschool, Cluj-Napoca

The Orchestra, and Ballet Ensamble of The Romanian National Opera in Cluj-Napoca



show category: ballet, matinee

Comic ballet in three acts, on a libretto by Charles Nuitter, after the stories of E.T.A. Hoffmann – Der Sandmann (The Man With The Sand) and Die Puppe (The Doll)

Recommended age:  5+

Léo Delibes offers us a light and merry version of E.T.A. Hoffmann’s stories, which inspired him in the creation of the renowned “Coppélia” ballet, highlighting through a comedy the elements of folk inspired authentic dance, that he dearly loved. By the introduction of the mazurka and czárdás in the play, Delibes has sketched a new ballet style – a reference to which we still report ourselves today. “Coppélia” has first been brought to stage in 1870, at Théâtre Impérial de L’Opéra, its story presenting the story of an excentric inventor, Dr. Coppelius, and the obsession for his own creation – this mechanical doll that he tries to bring to life. His plans are diverted, thought, by Franz – who falls in love with Coppélia -, and by Swanilda, his fiancé, who tries to correct the unfortunate situation, in hope she will reconquer her lover.

The performance has two breaks, and end around 1:45 pm.