Carlotta has finally accomplished her dream of becoming the star of the opera house. She always performs for a full house and leaves the stage to a wild standing ovation. However, no matter how much praise or adulation she receives, there remains a gaping hole in her heart. She was thrust into greatness only due to the sudden disappearance of her fellow actress, Christine. She prays for her safety as ceaseless tears fall from her cheeks.
See Prima Donna Carlotta.
Carlotta is a fictional minor character from Gaston Leroux's 1910 novel "The Phantom of the Opera". She is a singer hailing from Spain. After she falls ill, Christine Daaé is asked to take her place and debut at a gala at the Opera House. Later in the novel, she is threatened by Erik that if she performs at the Opera House "a great misfortune will strike". She shrugs the warning off and performs anyway. When she does however croaking noises come out of her mouth and the chandelier comes crashing down. Ashamed, she hides from the public view for a few weeks, before making a return to the opera house.
Carlotta is an Italian variant of French, English, German, Dutch and Scandinavian feminine name Charlotte, a feminine diminutive form of Charles. Derived from the Middle High German word karl with the meaning "man, free man". In addition, Italian Carlotta is a diminutive of Carla (English, German, Italian, Portuguese, Latin, and Scandinavian).
Artwork by Wagner Bruno.