Carla Fracci (published 1982)

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Title

Carla Fracci (published 1982)

Description

Fracci discusses her first appearance on stage as a singer in La Boheme at age 10, and the inspiration of seeing Margot Fonteyn in Sleeping Beauty at age 12.

Biographical note:

Fracci was born in Milan in 1936. She joined La Scala Theatre Ballet in 1954, and appeared with the Royal Ballet, the London Festival Ballet, the Stuttgart Ballet, the Royal Swedish Ballet, and American Ballet Theatre. She is known for her interpretations of romantic roles such as Giselle and John Cranko's Romeo and Juliet and has parterned with Erik Bruhn, Mikhail Barishnikov, Rudolf Nureyev, Vladimir Vasiliev, and Henning Kronstam. Her famous performance of Giselle with Erik Bruhn was filmed in 1969. She has served as ballet director in Naples, Verona, and the Balletto dell'Opera di Roma. In 2004, Fracci was named Goodwill Ambassador of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), a specialized agency of the United Nations that leads international efforts to defeat hunger.

Publisher

Pratt SILS LIS-665, Barbara Newman

Date Created

October 17, 1979

Rights

Copyright

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Is Part Of

Newman, B. (1982). Striking a balance. Dancers talk about dancing. Boston: Houghton Mifflin.
Newman, B. (1992). Striking a balance. Dancers talk about dancing. New York: Limelight Editions.

Identifier

fracci1979oct17_sidea_clip.mp3

Provenance

Interviews recorded on cassette by Barbara Newman

Rights Holder

Barbara Newman, Carla Fracci

Oral History Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Audio Cassette Tape

Digital Format

mp3

Digital Master

fracci1979oct17_sidea.wav

Duration

00:01:20

Bit Rate/Frequency

128 kbps/44.1 kHz

Interviewer

Barbara Newman

Interviewee

Carla Fracci, 1936-

Location

London, UK

Files

Collection

Citation

“Carla Fracci (published 1982),” Dance Dialogues: Interviews by Barbara Newman, 1979-Present, accessed June 16, 2021, http://dancedialogues.prattsils.org/items/show/62.

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