A doll's house

One of the first Royal Ballet productions to hit the stage of the newly renovated Royal Opera House in Covent Garden in London is the full-length Coppelia. The sets and costumes were designed by the late visual artist/stage designer Osbert Lancaster, who designed the original production, with its old-fashioned painted backdrops and peasant-style costumes, in 1954. The entire production was rebuilt for this revival, which was lit by John B. Read.

"I wanted to light it like a storybook,

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