Royal Ballet


In Cinemas 19, 20, 21 & 24 May 2017
Pavel Sorokin
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
(Emeralds) Beatriz Stix-Brunell, Laura Morera, Valeri Hristov, Ryoichi Hirano, (Rubies) Melissa Hamilton, Sarah Lamb, Steven McRae, (Diamonds) Marianela Nuñez, Thiago Soares
Gabriel Fauré, Igor Stravinsky & Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky
George Balanchine
Jean-Marc Puissant
2h46, incl. 2 intervals
Captured live from Covent Garden, London 11 Apr 2017

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

Inspired by a trip to the legendary jewellers Van Cleef & Arpels, JEWELS is an extravagant abstract ballet in three parts, each drawing on a different jewel, a different composer and a different age in ballet history.

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.


Screening at all locations, excl. Riverside.