Fifty years after its premiere at Lincoln Center, three of the world’s most celebrated ballet companies come together for a once-in-a-lifetime presentation of George Balanchine’s masterpiece, Jewels. For five performances on the same stage where it was premiered, the Paris Opera Ballet embodies Emeralds. New York City Ballet and the Bolshoi alternate Rubies and Diamonds, illuminating the different facets of Balanchine’s masterpiece like the sun catching on one of its namesake gems.

 

The three-part, evening-length work traces Balanchine’s life and loves. Emeralds, set to Fauré, evokes the mystery and grace of France. Fueled by Stravinsky, Rubies crackles with jazz-inflected wit and sass, channeling the mid-century audacity of Manhattan. And breathtaking from the moment the lights go up, Diamonds conjures the grandeur of Imperial Russia, set to Tchaikovsky’s lush Third Symphony.

 

 

 

Premium Packages Still Available

You can also get tickets to Jewels by joining Lincoln Center’s Producers Circle. As a vital supporter of this historic production, you will receive:

-Two premium seats to the performance of your choice

-Exclusive invitations to the opening-night dinner and cast party

-Benefits throughout the festival

“George Balanchine’s pure dance masterpiece.”
New York Times

Bolshoi Ballet, New York City Ballet, Paris Opera Ballet

Jewels

July 20–23 David H. Koch Theater

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Choreography George Balanchine

New York City Ballet Orchestra

Conductor Andrew Litton

Set Design Peter Harvey

Lighting Design Mark Stanley

Bolshoi Ballet Costumes Elena Zaitseva

New York City Ballet Costumes Karinska

Paris Opera Ballet Costumes Christian Lacroix

Thursday, July 20 at 7:30 pm

Emeralds, Paris Opera Ballet
First Pas de Deux: Laëtitia Pujol (Étoile), Mathieu Ganio(Étoile)
Second Pas de Deux: Myriam Ould-Braham (Étoile), Mathias Heymann (Étoile)
Pas de Trois: Hannah O'Neill, Sae Eun Park, François Alu 

Rubies, New York City Ballet
Leading Couple: Megan Fairchild (Principal), Joaquin De Luz (Principal)
Soloist: Teresa Reichlen (Principal)
Four Men: Harrison Coll, Spartak Hoxha, Ralph Ippolito, Giovanni Villalobos
Eight Women: Sara Adams, Likolani Brown, Baily Jones, Meagan Mann, Jenelle Manzi, Kristen Segin, Sarah Villwock, Claire Von Enck

Diamonds, Bolshoi Ballet
Leading Couple: Olga Smirnova (Prima Ballerina), Semyon Chudin (Principal)
Soloists: Olga Marchenkova, Yulia Grebenshchikova, Ana Turazashvili, Alena Kovaleva, Vladislav Kozlov, Artemy Belyakov, Dmitry Efremov, Ivan Alekseev

Friday, July 21 at 7:30 pm

Emeralds, Paris Opera Ballet
First Pas de Deux: Dorothée Gilbert (Étoile), Hugo Marchand (Étoile)
Second Pas de Deux: Léonore Baulac (Étoile), Germain Louvet (Étoile)
Pas de Trois: Valentine Colasante, Sae Eun Park, Marc Moreau

Rubies, Bolshoi Ballet
Leading Couple: Ekaterina Krysanova (Principal), Artem Ovcharenko (Principal)
Soloist: Yulia Grebenshchikova
Four Men: Mikhail Kemenov, Batyr Annadurdyev, Anton Savichev, Mikhail Kochan
Eight Women: Margarita Shrainer, Daria Bochkova, Anastasia Denisova, Daria Lovtsova, Ilona Matsiy-Kiryushkina, Xenia Kern, Bruna Cantanhede Gaglianone, Victoria Litvinova

Diamonds, New York City Ballet
Leading Couple: Sara Mearns (Principal), Tyler Angle (Principal)
Soloists: Emily Gerrity, Laine Habony, Mary Elizabeth Sell, Lydia Wellington, Devin Alberda, Daniel Applebaum, Aaron Sanz, Andrew Scordato

Saturday, July 22 at 2:30 pm

Emeralds, Paris Opera Ballet
First Pas de Deux: Laëtitia Pujol (Étoile), Mathieu Ganio (Étoile)
Second Pas de Deux: Myriam Ould-Braham (Étoile), Mathias Heymann (Étoile)
Pas de Trois: Hannah O'Neill, Sae Eun Park, François Alu

Rubies, New York City Ballet
Leading Couple: Megan Fairchild (Principal), Joaquin De Luz (Principal)
Soloist: Teresa Reichlen (Principal)
Four Men: Harrison Coll, Spartak Hoxha, Ralph Ippolito, Giovanni Villalobos
Eight Women: Sara Adams, Likolani Brown, Baily Jones, Meagan Mann, Jenelle Manzi, Kristen Segin, Sarah Villwock, Claire Von Enck

Diamonds, Bolshoi Ballet
Leading Couple: Alena Kovaleva (Prima Ballerina), Jacopo Tissi (Principal)
Soloists: Olga Marchenkova, Yulia Grebenshchikova, Ana Turazashvili, Angelina Karpova, Vladislav Kozlov, Artemy Belyakov, Dmitry Efremov, Ivan Alekseev

Saturday, July 22 at 7:30 pm

Emeralds, Paris Opera Ballet
First Pas de Deux: Dorothée Gilbert (Étoile), Hugo Marchand (Étoile)
Second Pas de Deux: Léonore Baulac (Étoile), Germain Louvet (Étoile)
Pas de Trois: Valentine Colasante, Sae Eun Park, Marc Moreau

Rubies, New York City Ballet
Leading Couple: Megan Fairchild (Principal), Joaquin De Luz (Principal)
Soloist: Teresa Reichlen (Pricipal)
Four Men: Harrison Coll, Spartak Hoxha, Ralph Ippolito, Giovanni Villalobos
Eight Women: Sara Adams, Likolani Brown, Baily Jones, Meagan Mann, Jenelle Manzi, Kristen Segin, Sarah Villwock, Claire Von Enck

Diamonds, Bolshoi Ballet
Leading Couple: Olga Smirnova (Prima Ballerina), Semyon Chudin (Principal)
Soloists: Olga Marchenkova, Yulia Grebenshchikova, Ana Turazashvili, Alena Kovaleva, Vladislav Kozlov, Artemy Belyakov, Dmitry Efremov, Ivan Alekseev

Sunday, July 23 at 2:30 pm

Emeralds, Paris Opera Ballet
First Pas de Deux: Laëtitia Pujol (Étoile), Mathieu Ganio (Étoile)
Second pas de Deux: Myriam Ould-Braham (Étoile), Mathias Heymann (Étoile)
Pas de Trois: Hannah O'Neill, Sae Eun Park, François Alu

Rubies, Bolshoi Ballet
Leading Couple: Ekaterina Krysanova (Principal), Vyacheslav Lopatin (Principal)
Soloist: Olga Marchenkova
Four Men: Mikhail Kemenov, Batyr Annadurdyev, Anton Savichev, Mikhail Kochan
Eight Women: Margarita Shrainer, Daria Bochkova, Anastasia Denisova, Daria Lovtsova, Ilona Matsiy-Kiryushkina, Xenia Kern, Bruna Cantanhede Gaglianone, Victoria Litvinova

Diamonds, New York City Ballet
Leading Couple: Sara Mearns (Principal), Tyler Angle (Principal)
Soloists: Emily Gerrity, Laine Habony, Mary Elizabeth Sell, Lydia Wellington, Devin Alberda, Daniel Applebaum, Aaron Sanz, Andrew Scordato

Casting is subject to change.

Made possible in part by the members of the Producers Circle.

 

Major support provided by LuEsther T. Mertz Charitable Trust

 

Additional support provided by:
Jennie L. and Richard K. DeScherer, Lepercq Charitable Foundation in Memory of Paul Lepercq, The Harkness Foundation for Dance, and The Joelson Foundation

 

Endowment support for the Lincoln Center Festival 2017 presentation of Jewels is provided by Blavatnik Family Foundation Fund for Dance.

 

The Bolshoi Theatre gratefully acknowledges the support of its General Sponsor, Credit Suisse.

 

Choreography by George Balanchine
© The George Balanchine Trust

 

Running Time: 2 hours and 10 minutes, with two intermissions

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