On This Day (December 18)…A Christmas Classic Premieres

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker premiered in St. Petersburg on this day in 1892. Some sources also give it at the 17th, but more say that it was on the 18th. The Nutcracker was premiered on a double bill with Tchaikovsky's final opera, Iolanta. Both of these took place at the Imperial Mariinsky Theater. Retrieved … Continue reading On This Day (December 18)…A Christmas Classic Premieres