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    A European-based opera with a Louisville-centric twist will go on this weekend when the Louisville Ballet opens “Coppelia.”

    “Coppelia” will take place on Oct. 2 and 3 at 8 p.m. each night. A matinee will happen on Oct. 3 at 2 p.m. All performances are to go on at the Brown Theatre, located at 315 W. Broadway in downtown Louisville.

    Tickets for each show are $35-$110, depending on the seat. All tickets can be purchased at the Kentucky Center for the Arts box office, the Kentucky Center website, or by calling the box office at 1-800-775-7777.

    The comic ballet “Coppelia” features a young man who, in a case of mistaken infatuation, starts having feelings for a doll whom he thinks is human. His infatuation reaches the point to where his real-life lover has to take action.

    This ballet was originally set in Europe, but Louisville Ballet’s twist sets the show in Germantown in 1917 just as the United States goes into World War I. This led to the creation of new sets and costumes as described at this link.

    Robert Curran, Louisville Ballet’s artistic and executive director, choreographed the performance.

    Following “Coppelia,” Louisville Ballet will present the Choreographer’s Showcase. The showcase will happen in November. More information can be found at the Louisville Ballet website.

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    A near life-long resident of Louisville, Brian has written for Louisville.com since spring 2010. He has also written for various publications and online sites, including the Mount Vernon Democrat and Louisville Catholic Sports. Brian spends most of his free time enjoying the theatre scene, hanging out at the nearest coffee shop, and enjoying life.

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