Alastair Macaulay reviews American Ballet Theatre's Coppelia:
In David LaMarche, who led Friday’s performance at the Metropolitan Opera House, American Ballet Theater has one of the world’s finest Delibes conductors of recent years. And Ballet Theater has plenty of stage performers worthy of this score. High among them were Misty Copeland, Herman Cornejo and Roman Zhurbin, who played the leading roles of the heroine, Swanilda; the hero, Franz; and the scheming doll maker, Dr. Coppélius on this occasion as “Coppélia” returned to the company’s repertory. There were two other performances on Saturday; and on July 3 through 5, the company will end its season with three more performances of it. Each cast has at least one special ingredient: a top star, an admirable artist paying farewell to the company, a striking young talent making an important debut.