For travelers to Ljubljana a wonderful ballet “Coppélia in Montmartre”, awaits visitors interested in the performing arts. The three act ballet by French composer Delibes Léa and Hungarian choreographer Youri Vámos, is live on state at the Ljubljana SNG Opera and Ballet theater.
Coppélia at Montmartre, which became famous after its debut in 1870, combines a story about the then risque can-can, that was actually prohibited at this time. Artist Toulouse-Lautrec, whose life revolved around the now famous dance, provides character for the love story backdrop of the ballet.
This performance of Coppélia at Montmartre is choreographed by Youri Vámos, who brilliantly maps out the eternal themes of love, happiness, jealousy, ambition, success and death, via the dance.
For those interested in catching a performance of this wonderful ballet, we recommend visiting the official website linked to above. We leave you with video from Slovenia showing how this country is coming alive in Spring. For other events in Ljubljana, readers may want to look at this PDF schedule of events there or VisitSlovenia.