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Photoessay: Nutcracker from the Wings

Photoessay: Nutcracker from the Wings

Every year, photographer Erik Tomasson captures Nutcracker
from a unique perspective.

Erik Tomasson has been San Francisco Ballet’s photographer since 2004. Through photographing multiple performances of Nutcracker each year, he has developed a deep familiarity with the production. These images, shot by Tomasson from the wings, offer a rare look behind the scenes of this holiday classic.

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Nutcracker returns to the War Memorial Opera House this season! Catch the holiday classic from December 10–30, 2021. Tickets on sale now!

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Header Image: Jennifer Stahl // © Erik Tomasson