Running time: 2 hours ca. intermission included
FIRST ACT 30 minutes / Pause 20 minutes / SECOND ACT 20 minutes / Pause 20 minutes / THIRD ACT 30 minutes
Teatro alla Scala Ballet Company and Orchestra
Teatro alla Scala production
© The George Balanchine Trust
|Emeralds||Gabriel Fauré, music|
Igor Stravinsky, music
Roberto Cominati, piano
|Diamonds||Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, music|
A precious evening: inspired by the art of the jewellery designer Claude Arpels, Balanchine chose music that would reveal the essence of each jewel. Each section differs by music, colour, and atmosphere. Emeralds evokes the nineteenth-century dances of French romanticism. Rubies, sparkling and spirited, fully incarnates the collaboration between Stravinsky and Balanchine. Diamonds evokes the order and grandeur of Imperial Russia and the Mariinsky Theatre, where Balanchine developed as an artist.
The performance of "Jewels", choreography by George Balanchine© The George Balanchine Trust, a Balanchine® Ballet, is presented by arrangement with the George Balanchine Trust and has been produced in accordance with the Balanchine Style® and Balanchine Technique® Service standards established and provided by the Trust.
at 8:00pm Series Ballet Premiere
at 8:00pm Series P Ballet Subs.
at 8:00pm Not in subscription
at 2:30pm Series N Week-end Subs.
at 8:00pm Series R Ballet Subs.
at 8:00pm Invitation to La Scala
at 8:00pm Series H