Backstage Notes: Conversations With Carla Fracci

Backstage Notes: Conversations With Carla Fracci

Last month, the legendary Italian ballerina Carla Fracci passed away at the age of 84. A star whose name was eponymous for La Scala Ballet in Milan, she went on to have an international career with companies including The Royal Ballet and American Ballet Theatre. Over...
#TBT: Carla Fracci in "Coppélia" (1971)

#TBT: Carla Fracci in "Coppélia" (1971)

The ballet community bid a bittersweet farewell on May 27 when the ever-luminous Italian ballerina Carla Fracci passed away from cancer. Fracci was beloved in Italy and around the world, having started her career at La Scala Ballet in Milan and then guesting...
#TBT: Carla Fracci as Giselle (1969)

#TBT: Carla Fracci as Giselle (1969)

In the late 1950s and 60s, Italian ballerina Carla Fracci won the world over with her definitive interpretations of romantic ballets like La Sylphide, La Sonnambula, and, of course, Giselle. At just 22 years old, she left her home stage at La Scala in Milan to begin...

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