Free Student Matinée at The Grand 1894 Opera: Coppelia

FREE MATINEE
at The Grand 1894 Opera House
THURSDAY - November 15th, 2018 at 1:00 pm

 

This year's matinee is sponsored by The Harris and Eliza Kempner Fund, Yaga's Childrens' Fund, City of Galveston, and Galveston Ballet patrons. The 35-minute matinee is based on scenes from the full length ballet production, Coppelia. At the matinee, we will also provide the students with important information on how to apply for our Dance-In-Schools Scholarship program. The program offers a chance for students who normally do not have the financial means to train in classical ballet classes and perform with Galveston Ballet in their spring production of Coppelia onstage at The Grand 1894 Opera House in May 2019.



Seating to the free matinee on November 15th is limited. Schools must make reservations for their students, teachers, and chaperones to attend this event. Space is available on a first come, first seated basis. Please reply to this email Galveston_Ballet@att.net to secure your school's reservation. You may also contact our VP Galveston Ballet and Dance-In-Schools Committee Chairman, Stacy Foulks via her cell (409) 692-0577 or her email slsell3@msn.com 

 

The Ballet Storyline

This comedy ballet is about an eccentric toymaker named Dr. Coppelius and his life-size doll, Coppelia. All of the people in the village believe Coppelia is an actual human and Dr. Coppelius' daughter. A village girl, Swanhilda, sneaks into the toy shop with her brother, Finn, and friends to discover that Coppelia is in fact just a toy. When Dr. Coppelius arrives home to find Swanhilda, Finn and friends in his shop, he frantically demands they leave immediately. However, they beg for his forgiveness and tell Dr. Coppelius they have a special magic that can bring Coppelia to life. Hearing this, Dr. Coppelius has a change of heart and allows them to stay. While Finn and Swanhilda's friends distract Dr. Coppelius, Swanhilda slips into Coppelia's clothing and is able to fool the toymaker into believing his dear doll has indeed become alive by magic. This much loved ballet is a great introduction to the musical score of composer Leo Delibes and features Galveston Ballet dancers, beautiful costumes, an impressive colorful set and props.

 

About Galveston Ballet

Galveston Ballet is the official ballet company of Galveston and is a regional pre-professional ballet company and academy offering a full range of instruction in classical ballet. Galveston Ballet's current programs include training, performance, community education and scholarship.

 

Again, you can RSVP by replying to this email Galveston_Ballet@att.net to secure your school's reservation. You may also contact our VP Galveston Ballet and Dance-In-Schools Committee Chairman, Stacy Foulks via her cell (409) 692-0577 or her email slsell3@msn.com