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The original pretty woman

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Remember how in Pretty Woman, Richard Gere (as Edward Lewis) got lucky in love after taking Julia Roberts (as Vivian Ward) to see Verdi's LA TRAVIATA? Well, the opera's insertion into the film was no coincidence. Telling the tale of courtesan Violetta who, like Vivian, also finds true love of her own, the La Traviata doesn't have quite the happy ending that made Pretty Woman such a success: The original Vi dies of consumption. Hmmm, Moulin Rouge anyone? $19-$135. Thurs., Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 3 p.m. Atlanta Civic Center, 395 Piedmont Ave. 404-881-8885. www.atlantaopera.org.

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