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Seventy-Five Years of ‘Nutcracker’ in San Francisco

Photos by Erik Tomasson

Opening night of Helgi Tomasson’s Nutcracker at the San Francisco Ballet on December 11 was a flurry of whimsical costumes, stunning music and en pointe performances, marking the 75th anniversary of the production in the City and the United States.

All hail the Snow Queen and King, Yuan Yuan Tan and Carlo Di Lanno.
‘Nutcracker’ Prince Luke Ingham and Mathilde Froustey make this glorious grand pas de deux look easy.
Don’t we all have an eccentric Uncle Drosselmeyer in our family? Played on opening night with panache by Tiit Helimets.

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