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The Nutcracker’s Birthday

December 18, 2012

The Nutcracker,  The Royal Ballet, 2009

Sarah Lamb as the Sugar Plum Fairy in the Royal Ballet’s Nutcracker
© Johan Persson/ROH 2012 (reproduced with permission)

Today marks the 120th birthday of the Nutcracker which received its first performance at the Mariinsky Theatre in St Petersburg on December 18, 1892. The Royal Ballet’s next performance in the current run, featuring the London Oratory Junior Choir and boys from the London Oratory Schola Cantorum singing in the Snowflake Chorus, will be this Sunday (23 December) at 1pm. The performances are sold out but it is worth checking for returns here.

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