Milwaukee Ballet - Coppelia

We launch our 50th anniversary by bringing Coppélia back to life! This ballet was the Company’s first, full-length production. Full of humor, mystery and romance, this light-hearted performance is perfect for ballet fans of all ages. Live music from Milwaukee Ballet Orchestra.


The Story:

This classical favorite follows the tale of a dancing doll created by the mysterious inventor Dr. Coppelius. The doll, Coppélia, is so lifelike that a villager named Franz falls in love with it. Swanhilda, who wants Franz for herself, concocts a clever plan to show Franz his folly.

The History:

Coppélia was the Company’s first, full-length production, premiering in Uihlein Hall in 1970. Starring Cynthia Gregory and Ted Kivitt from the American Ballet Theatre in the lead roles, This ballet set the course for success. Kivitt became Artistic Director in 1981, contributing to our innovative artistic journey that continues today.

"Milwaukee Ballet brought an old-school ballet to exquisite life."

- Shepherd Express

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This show's performances are over.

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Show Dates

Start: Oct. 17, 2019

End: Oct. 20, 2019


Uihlein Hall
929 N Water St.
Milwaukee, WI 53202

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