Tune of the Day: Coppélia Waltz
This Valse lente, or “Slow waltz”, is played at the beginning of Act I of Delibes's sentimental comic ballet Coppélia, premiered in 1870. The story of Coppélia concerns a mysterious and faintly diabolical inventor, Doctor Coppélius, who has made a life-size dancing doll. It is so lifelike that Frantz, a village swain, is infatuated with it, and sets aside his true heart's desire, Swanhilde, who shows him his folly by dressing as the doll and pretending to come to life.
Thanks to Anyesha for suggesting this piece!