Carla Fracci Biography – Carla Fracci Wiki
Carla Fracci (La Fracci) was an Italian ballet dancer and actress recognized for her extensive career and her acclaimed interpretation of several classical romantic ballets such as La Sylphide, she became one of the most experienced and recognized interpreters of Romantic ballets. “As Erik Bruhn once said, [Fracci] gave the world a new idea of the ballerina in 19th-century Romantic ballets.” Her career highlights include Nijinsky, Giselle (American Ballet Theatre), Complete Bell Telephone Hour Performances: Erik Bruhn 1961-1967. She was best known for her performances in Giselle, and for dancing with partners such as Rudolf Nureyev, Vladimir Vasiliev, Henning Kronstam, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Alexander Godunov, Gheorghe Iancu, Giuseppe Picone, Roberto Bolle, and Erik Bruhn. In 2014, Fracci took part in documentary film, 29200 Puthod, l’altra verità della realtà, directed by Federico Angi biography of Dolores Puthod international painter.
At the age of 10, she began dancing at the La Scala Theatre Ballet School and became a prima ballerina at the age of 20. She went ahead to graduate in 1954. Among her teachers at La Scala, she studied with the prominent Russian dancer Vera Volkova. She was promoted to soloist in 1956, and to the principal in 1958. Other ballet companies she featured with include: the London Festival Ballet (1959 & 1962), the Royal Ballet (1963), the Stuttgart Ballet (1965), and the Royal Swedish Ballet (1969). She was a principal guest artist with American Ballet Theatre from 1967. Starting in the late 1980s, she directed numerous major ballet companies in Italy: first was the ballet company of the Teatro San Carlo in Naples. From 1996 to 1997 she directed Verona Arena Ballet Company. From November 2000 she directed the Teatro Dell’Opera di Roma Ballet Company, where she continued until 2010. There she followed the Opera’s traditional repertoire, as well as Diaghilev’s works for the Ballets Rousses. The work at the Rome Opera’s ballet ranges from Millicent Hodson’s adaptation of The Rite of Spring to Andris Liepa’s versions of Shéhérazade, Petruška, and The Firebird.
In 1983, 2000, and 2003, Fracci was awarded three prestigious honors from the Italian Government, acknowledging her meritorious achievements. From June 2009 to 2014 she was nominated Culture Assessor for the Province of Florence. Her autobiography, Passo dopo passo. La mia storia, was published in December 2013 and received extremely positive reviews as the memoir is written with a humble tone that never sounds pompous and self-celebrant. In the autobiography, besides describing her incredible artistic path, Fracci shares details of her personal life starting from her childhood and her first dance experiences. On October 16, 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.
Carla Fracci Age
She was born on August 20, 1936,in Milan, Italy and died on May 27, 2021 in Milan Italy. She was 84.
Carla Fracci Husband
She got married to her husband, Beppe Menegatti in 1964.
Carla Fracci Children
She had one child known as Francesco Menegatti.
Carla Fracci Parents
Her father was a tram driver.
Carla Fracci Death
Fracci died in her hometown Milan on May 27, 2021, at the age of 84, after a long struggle against a tumor. La Scala Theatre announced her death. “We will always think of her with affection and gratitude, remembering the smile of the final days we spent together, where she felt she had come home,” said La Scala Director Dominique Meyer.
“Farewell, lady of infinite grace,” tweeted Nazzareno Carusi, a member of La Scala’s board of directors.
Carla Fracci Cause of Death
She died in Milan after suffering for some time from a tumour.