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Beauty Awakened

Margot Fonteyn’s triumphant 1949 season at the Metropolitan Opera House made her an international star.
By Alastair Macaulay 

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Margot Fonteyn at the Met, 1949: onstage, this page, in costume for The Sleeping Beauty
Louis Melançon/Met Opera Archives
FEW NIGHTS IN THE HISTORY of any opera house have changed the history of the performing arts as did October 9, 1949, at the Metropolitan Opera House, New York. That night, the Sadler’s Wells Ballet—re...

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