Great Performances

PBS | 9:00 pm

"Great Performances" gives a digital facelift to a beloved 1872 ballet by composer Leo Delibes in a new adaptation of "Coppelia" that combines live performances with two different styles of animation. Based on a 2008 Dutch stage production, this contemporary rendering transforms the character of Doctor Coppelius (danced by Vito Mazzeo) into a sinister cosmetic surgeon whose obsession with building a perfect robot woman threatens the happiness of young lovers Swan and Franz (Michaela DePrince, Daniel Camargo). Darcey Bussell also is featured.