The story of Coppélia explores a young man's passion for a beautiful girl who turns out to be a mechanical doll, exploring a popular mythological theme of creating a being who is more perfect and tantalizing than any human counterpart. From start to finish, Maguy Marin's Coppélia is a hugely entertaining and constantly surprising piece of dance theater. Marin transposes the piece from it's original rustic setting to a modern, run-down urban environment and adds an edgy new twist to the story. In 1994 the Opéra National de Lyon performed Léo Delibes's ballet Coppélia under the choreography of Maguy Martin. The set was designed by Renaud Gaulot, costumes by Montserrat Casanova, with lighting by Jérgen S. Johannessen. Kent Nagano conducted the orchestra of the Opera National.