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Herci Marsden’s Coppelia – The Magic Returns

November 27, 2021 @ 1:00 pm

Saturday, Nov. 27 – 1:00 p.m. – The Magic of This Timeless Ballet Returns to the Theater

Kick off your holiday season with a Rhode Island tradition. The State Ballet of Rhode Island (SBRI) presents Herci Marsden’s Coppelia, a witty and enchanting love story with life size dancing dolls and a dash of magic.

Set to the beautiful music of Leo Delibes, you enter a world with a feisty Swanhilda, a pompous Frantz, and a mysterious toy maker with his enamel eyed girl sitting in a window.

For the first time the State Ballet will present their holiday ballet at the newly renovated 750 capacity McVinney Auditorium in Providence. With new sets, costuming and outstanding dancers, be sure to get your tickets early to this comical ballet that will tickle you with laughter and entertain you as it has entertained audiences for more than 150 years.

SBRI holds true to the art form of classical ballet, preserving culture and tradition in motion. The costumes worn, the props carried and the scenery hung – many are decades old. The storyline of Coppelia is vintage as well, as it was performed as a ballet for the first time in 1870 in Paris. However, new dancers, costumes and audience members come with each passing year. These fresh aspects gel well with the existing, as to create second and third-generation memories and lovers of the ballet.


For the safety of our performers and patrons, the State Ballet of Rhode Island has adopted the following policy for attendance at an upcoming performance. This policy will be implemented until further notice.

Ticket holder shall present a proof of (full) vaccination for each attendee. If proof of vaccination is unavailable, then a negative Covid test (dated within 48 hours of the performance) must be presented.

Masks must be worn at all times, unless actively eating or drinking.

The State Ballet of Rhode Island, Rhode Island’s first classical ballet company in residence, is a non-profit, regional, semi-professional ballet company whose purpose is to promote and maintain the highest standards of dance education and performance.


November 27, 2021
1:00 pm
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McVinney Auditorium
43 Dave Gavitt Way
Providence, RI 02903 United States
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(401) 278-4588


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