George Balanchine’s virtuoso evocation of the sparkle of gemstones is a brilliant masterclass in the many luminous facets of classical ballet. The French Romantic music of Fauré scores the subtlety of Emeralds, the fire of Rubies comes from Stravinsky and the jazz-age energy of New York, and grandeur and elegance complete the ballet with the splendour of Imperial Russia and Tchaikovsky's peerless music in Diamonds.
Choreography: George Balanchine. Conductor: Pavel Sorokin. Cast: TBC. Duration: approx. 2h30, incl. 2 intervals.
10.30am Sun 21 May