Colorado Ballet Presents Coppélia for the First Time Since 2008 March 8-17, 2024 at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House

February 22, 2024


DENVER, CO (February 22, 2024) – For the first time since 2008, Colorado Ballet will present Coppélia, a romantic comedy based on the writings of author E.T.A. Hoffmann, whose work also inspired the holiday classic The Nutcracker. Complete with classical choreography by Arthur Saint-Léon and the music of Léo Delibes, performed live by the Colorado Ballet Orchestra, Coppélia’s charming and accessible storyline is perfect for both the young and the young-at-heart.

“I am thrilled to bring this beloved ballet back to our stage,” stated Artistic Director Gil Boggs. “Coppélia puts an emphasis on humor that isn’t often seen in classical repertoire, making it a remarkably fun experience for our artists and audiences alike. I look forward to reintroducing it to our community this season.”

Coppélia follows the story of a young couple, Swanhilda and Franz, as they navigate a series of enchanting events involving a life-like doll and its mysterious maker, Dr. Coppélius. Filled with love, humor, and adventure, this ballet is a family-friendly event that will leave audiences with a sense of wonder and delight.


Friday, March 8, 2024 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 9, 2024 at 2 p.m.
Saturday, March 9, 2024 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 10, 2024 at 2 p.m.*
Friday, March 15, 2024 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 16, 2024 at 2 p.m.
Saturday, March 16, 2024 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 17, 2024 at 2 p.m.

*Indicates audio-described performance


Tickets range from $40 to $160. Visit COLORADOBALLET.ORG or call Patron Services at (303) 339-1637 to purchase tickets, available Monday through Friday from 10am–4pm.

To continue to reduce the number of ticket resellers, please purchase directly through Colorado Ballet via the website or phone number listed above. Tickets purchased through resellers may not be valid.


Colorado Ballet presents Coppélia
March 8–17, 2024 | Ellie Caulkins Opera House
Tickets start at $40 at COLORADOBALLET.ORG

For the first time in 15 years, Colorado Ballet will present Coppélia, a widely acclaimed ballet based on two short stories by E.T.A. Hoffmann. Renowned for its charming blend of humor and classical sensibility, Coppélia is a whimsical story of love and mistaken identity. Colorado Ballet's adaptation features original choreography by Arthur Saint-Léon, staged by Sandra Brown, Lorita Travaglia, and Maria Mosina, set to the music of Léo Delibes.


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Presenting exceptional classical ballet and innovative contemporary dance through performances, training, education and community engagement, Colorado Ballet continues to inspire and grow an increasingly diverse audience base in Denver, Colorado. Established in 1961 by Lillian Covillo and Freidann Parker, Colorado Ballet is a non-profit organization celebrating 63 years of excellence. As a world-class professional company serving over 100,000 national and international patrons, Colorado Ballet presents 58 performances annually to sold-out audiences in the 2,000 seat Ellie Caulkins Opera House. The Company’s 36 professional dancers and 22 studio company dancers come from all over the world. Colorado Ballet’s The Armstrong Center for Dance, a 35,000 square foot building, boasts eight state-of-the-art professional dance studios and amenities for the professional Company. Under the direction of Artistic Director Gil Boggs, Colorado Ballet performs classical ballet masterpieces, full-length story ballets and its critically acclaimed repertory production Ballet MasterWorks, featuring varied works from neoclassical ballets to world premieres. The Raydean Acevedo Colorado Ballet Academy serves over 1,200 students from toddlers to seniors each year. Colorado Ballet’s Education & Community Engagement offers programs to students and community members, making over 25,000 contacts and reaching over 200 schools and organizations annually. Participants come from a variety of backgrounds and socioeconomic statuses including youth, families, teachers, and people with and without disabilities. For more information, please visit

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