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Léo Delibes’s Coppélia is primarily an abrasive and sardonic comedy, based on themes from E.T.A. Hoffmann’s The Sandman. In the ballet, the lively and energetic Swanilda (Frantz’s fiancée) is able to over wit the old Coppélius, the cunning inventor of the “Girl with the enamel eyes” and free her lover from the doll’s poisonous charm. Bolshoi Ballet’s finest dancers interpret Coppélia here; Margarita Shrayner is the witty Swanilda, and Artem Ovcharenko the love-sick Frantz.