Music: Nijinsky in Surrey

The programs were of white silk, printed in gold. In the royal box sat King George V and Queen Mary. It was a command performance, honoring their coronation.

On stage was a program fit for a king: Destinn singing arias from Aïda, and Melba arias from Romeo and Juliet; Tetrazzini and John McCormack in a duet from The Barber of Seville. Then came the evening's climax: the much-bruited new Russian ballet, whose 21-year-old star, Vaslav Nijinsky, had all Europe abuzz with the grace of his dancing and the power of his leaps. That night, London's applause was added to the Continent's.

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