Newly announced programme includes six Royal Opera and six Royal Ballet productions screened live in cinemas across the world.
Jewels uses three gem stones as starting points to explore an array of musical and dance styles, each intimately connected to Balanchine’s own life and career.
George Balanchine’s glittering ballet Jewels was inspired by the beauty of the gem stones he saw in the New York store of jewellers Van Cleef & Arpels. He went on to make history with this, the first abstract three-act ballet, first performed in 1967 by New York City Ballet. Jewels was performed in full by The Royal Ballet for the first time in 2007, using costume designs from the original NYCB production and new set designs by Jean-Marc Puissant.
- George Balanchine
- Gabriel Fauré, Igor Stravinsky and Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky
- Set designer
- Jean-Marc Puissant
- Costume designer
- Jennifer Tipton
- Performed by
- The Royal Ballet
- Pavel Sorokin
- Robert Clark
- Concert Master
- Peter Schulmeister
- Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Jewels Digital Programme
Digital Programmes bring together a range of specially selected films, audio clips, pictures, articles, features, news and information, as well as exclusives and updates, and highlights from the Royal Opera House website, YouTube, SoundCloud and Flickr pages. Features are added as the performances approach, to enhance your experience of a production.
Cast sheets are available as PDFs
News and features
To find out more visit the Jewels production page.