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Tchaikovsky’s The Sleeping Beauty: a beginner’s guide in pictures
5. Carabosse arrives!
The evil fairy Carabosse makes her appearance to some of the ballet’s most exciting music. She’s furious because she wasn’t invited to the party. In her rage, Carabosse puts a curse on the baby, declaring that on her 16th birthday she will prick her finger on a spindle and die. Pictured: ballet dancer Nolwenn Daniel. Jacques Demarthon/AFP/Getty Images