The Painted Ladies and Nutcracker

  • Scene01_painted_ladies.mp4

    Soloist James Sofranko talks about the Painted Ladies of San Francisco.
    Video by James Hosking.
  • VictorianSF_CaselliMansion.jpg

    Caselli Mansion was built in 1892 in the Castro district of San Francisco. This Victorian, which is still in existence today, was able to withstand the 1906 earthquake in San Francisco.
    Public Domain
  • VictorianSF_ContempVictorians.jpg

    Many of the Victorian Houses seen in San Francisco today have been restored and painted with much detail to embellish their ornate architectural elements.
    Photo by Mike Hofmann

SF Ballet soloist James Sofranko explains the inspiration behind the setting of Helgi Tomasson's Nutcracker