The Paris Opera Ballet – 'Jewels' By George Balanchine

Organised by Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation

The Paris Opera Ballet – 'Jewels' By George Balanchine is a full-length, three-act, plotless ballet performance that uses the music of three varying composers.

Fifty years after its premiere, three of the world’s most celebrated ballet companies come together for a once-in-a-lifetime presentation of George Balanchine’s masterpiece. The three-part performance reflects the history of 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. Breathtaking from the moment the lights go up, Diamonds conjures the grandeur of Imperial Russia, set to Tchaikovsky’s lush Third Symphony.

Jewels was inspired by the artistry of master jeweller Claude Arpels.

The logic behind the contrasts is partly biographical: Balanchine was trained in St. Petersburg, came to artistic maturity in Paris with the Ballets Russes and spent the bulk of his career refining his neo-classical style in New York.

This concert brought to you by Abu Dhabi Festival also marks its Arab World Debut.

date and time

Fri, Mar 29, 2019 08:00 PM - Sat, Mar 30, 2019 10:00 PM

event location

Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi

contact info

Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation

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Diamond

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Gold

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Silver

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