Kathi E.B. Ellis of WFPL reviews the Louisville Ballet’s performance of Coppélia:
Robert Curran begins his second season with the Louisville Ballet, and the first that he has programmed in its entirety, with a revamp of the late 19th century balletCoppélia.
The season’s kickoff production, at the Brown Theatre, brings together a wealth of local talent. It is a joy to have the Louisville Orchestra playing; local artist Jacob Heustis created the scenic environment, and the ballet’s own costume master, Dan Fedie, designed the costumes.
This Coppélia, while retaining the key plot line of the familiar story, brings it into the 20th century — and specifically into Louisville. The setting is 1917, as Louisville’s Germantown prepares for some of their boys to go off to World War I.