Royal Ballet: JEWELS

Royal Ballet: JEWELS

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Royal Ballet: JEWELS


Classification: CTC, 150 mins.
Official Site: http://www.palaceoperaandballet.com.au/production/jewels
Country: UK.


George Balanchine’s evocation of the sparkle of gemstones is a brilliant ballet classic.

The French Romantic music of Fauré provides the impetus for the subtlety and lyricism of Emeralds, while the fire of Rubies comes from Stravinsky and the jazz-age energy of New York. Grandeur and elegance complete the ballet with the splendour of Imperial Russia and the peerless music of Tchaikovsky in Diamonds.

Jewels is a masterclass in the many luminous facets of classical ballet and indeed of The Royal Ballet itself: the virtuoso choreography of Balanchine, the intensity of the soloists and the precision of the entire Company.

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