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  • Diamonds Coreografia George Balanchine © The Balanchine Trust      ph Brescia Amisano Teatro alla Scala
  • Jewels Diamonds Cor. George Balanchine © The Balanchine Trust    Nicoletta Manni ph Brescia e Amisano Teatro alla Scala
  • Jewels Emeralds   Cor. George Balanchine © The Balanchine Trust ph Brescia e Amisano Teatro alla Scala
  • Jewels Rubies Cor. George Balanchine © The Balanchine Trust    al centro Virna Toppi foto Brescia e Amisano Teatro alla Scala
  • George Balanchine alla Scala   ph Erio Piccagliani Teatro alla scala 131554PIN
  • Paul Connelly
Ph. Marco Brescia & Rudy Amisano
From 11 to 24 March 2022

Teatro alla Scala Ballet Company and Orchestra

Choreography

George Balanchine

© The George Balanchine Trust

Conductor Paul Connelly
Sets Peter Harvey
Costumes Karinska

programme

Emeralds Gabriel Fauré, music
Rubies

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.