by George Balanchine 1967

EMERALDS: Gabriel Fauré (from Pelléas et Melisande, 1898, and Shylock, 1889)

RUBIES: Igor Stravinsky (Capriccio for piano and orchestra, 1929)

DIAMONDS: Peter Ilyitch Tchaikovsky (from Symphony No. 3 in D major, Op. 29, 1875 [first movement omitted])

Choreography: George Balanchine

Scenery: Peter Harvey

Scenery executed: Feller Scenery Studios

Costumes: Karinska

Lighting: Ronald Bates

World premiere: 13 April 1967, New York City Ballet, New York State Theater

Ballet in three acts

The Royal Ballet

Premiere: 23 November 2007, The Royal Ballet, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London

Set designer: Jean-Marc Puissant

Costume designer: Barbara Karinska

Costume designs consultant: Holly Hynes

Lighting designer: Jennifer Tipton

Staging: Karin von Aroldingen, Elyse Borne (Emeralds), Maria Calegari (Diamonds) and Patricia Neary (Rubies)

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  • Kruchkov, Mikhail
    Classical Ballet / Corps de ballet
  • Osipova, Natalia
    Classical Ballet / Principal