George Balanchine



First performed on 13 April 1967 in New York, Jewels represents the first full-length “abstract ballet” by George Balanchine. The three parts of the ballet, „Emeralds“ (to music by Gabriel Fauré), „Rubies“ (to music by Igor Stravinsky) and „Diamonds“ (to music by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky) are loosely connected by the idea of gems or jewels; a meeting with the jeweller Claude Arpels was a significant stimulus to Balanchine to create the work. Through the choice of the different composers, the ballet also forms a kind of geographical retrospective of the life of George Balanchine, who spent periods of time in France, the United States and Russia. Manuel Legris’ time as director is also closely connected with the work: after „Rubies“ (2010/2011) and „Diamonds“ (Pas de deux, 2017/2018), the complete work now appears on the programme as his period of office in Vienna draws to a close.

09 December 2019
19:30 - 21:45
2 intermissions
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Cast | 09.12.2019

Conductor Paul Connelly
Choreography George Balanchine
Music Gabriel Fauré
Igor Strawinski
Peter I. Tschaikowski
Costumes Barbara Karinska
Set design Peter Harvey
Lighting Mark Stanley
Einrichtung Bühne John C. Sullivan
Einrichtung Licht Christian Kass
Emeralds 1. Pas de deux Elena Bottaro
Leonardo Basílio
Emeralds 2. Pas de deux Madison Young
Roman Lazik
Emeralds Pas de trois Anita Manolova
Rikako Shibamoto
Dumitru Taran
Rubies Pas de deux Nina Poláková
Davide Dato
Rubies Solodame Olga Esina
Diamonds Pas de deux Liudmila Konovalova
Navrin Turnbull

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