Coppelia at Teatro alla Scala by Nicoletta Manni and Timofej Andrijashenko

Coppelia, ballet in 3 acts, choreography by Alexei Ratmansky; music by Leo Delibes, Sets and costumes Jerome Kaplan; lights Marco Filibeck; conductor PaulL Connelly; dramaturgy Guillaume Gallienne. Shot in Teatro alla Scala (La Scala) on 9/1/2024.

Key cast:

  • Nicoletta Manni as Swanilda
  • Timofej Andrijashenko as Franz
  • Coppélius Christian Fagetti

Nicoletta Manni is the Étoile of the Teatro alla Scala. She was born in the province of Lecce (Italy), she was admitted to the La Scala Academy Ballet School at the age of 13. In 2009, after graduating, she joined the Staatsballett in Berlin directed by Vladimir Malakhov, where she remained for three seasons, dancing in all the classical and contemporary productions. In the spring of 2013 she joined the Teatro alla Scala Ballet Company and, after the appointment as Prima Ballerina in April 2014, on 8 November 2023 she was appointed Étoile of the Teatro alla Scala on stage by the CEO and Artistic Director Dominique Meyer together with the Director of La Scala Ballet Company Manuel Legris.

Timofej Andrijashenko is the Principal of La Scala Ballet. He was trained at the Riga Choreography School. In 2009, during the International Dance Competition Città di Spoletto, he won a full scholarship to the Russian Ballet College in Genoa, under the direction of Irina Kashkova. In March 2014, he joined the corps de ballet of the Opera Theatre in Rome, under the direction of Micha von Hoecke. In 2014, he joined the corps de ballet of La Scala Theatre Ballet, promoted to principal in February 2018.

Photos by Jack Devant Ballet Photography with kind permission of Teatro alla Scala, special thanks to etoile Nicoletta Manni and Carla Vigevani.

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