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NYCB Vol. 6 No. 34 - Sleeping Beauty

In 1890, at the age of 23, Italian ballerina, Carlotta Brianza originated the role of Aurora in Petipa's Sleeping Beauty. Thirty-one years later, at 54, she came out of retirement to play Carabosse at the invitation of Diaghilev for his Ballet Russe.



Carlotta Brianza as Aurora, St. Petersburg, 1890.

Carlotta Brianza as Carabosse, London, 1921.


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