Jul 20 – 23



(l-r) Photos by Agathe Poupeney (Paris Opera Ballet); Paul Kolnik (New York City Ballet); Elena Fetisova I Bolshoi Theatre (Bolshoi Ballet)

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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



Additional Details: July 20 Program Notes, July 21 Program Notes, July 22 Matinee Program Notes, July 22 Evening Program Notes, July 23 Program Notes

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