Jewels

It was the window display of a legendary jeweler on New York's Fifth Avenue that inspired George Balanchine's 1967 ballet Jewels. The opulently decorated arrangements of the jewels, emeralds, rubies and diamonds, gave the three parts of his choreography their names, »Emeralds«, »Rubies« and »Diamonds«. Each of the three gems evoked associations, which he translated into a brilliant dance composition that has found its way into the repertoire worldwide.

Emeralds is based on music by Gabriel Fauré, whose composition reminded Balanchine of an ethereal French dance style. Energetically, vital and athletically he interprets Rubies to a composition by Igor Stravinsky, while in Diamonds he unfolds the imperial brilliance of the Russian ballet tradition, from which he himself originated.

George Balanchine, with his purist dance style, has led ballet into the modern age and with his taste has become a style icon of neoclassical ballet. In his choreographies he plays with the virtuosity and skills of the dancers, the flair of the ballerina, the structure and mood of the music. Understatement and elegance are the trademarks of his choreographic handwriting.

EMERALDS

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

RUBIES

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

DIAMONDS

Music: Peter I. Tchaikovsky (Symphony No. 3 in D major op. 29, 1875, without the first movement)

Dates

Duration: 140 minutes incl. 2 breaks

FAMILIENWORKSHOP JEWELS

Als Vorbereitung auf den Vorstellungsbesuch werden die Handlung erzählt, wichtige Rollen vorgestellt und kurze Tanzszenen einstudiert.

Nur in Verbindung mit dem Besuch der Familienvorstellung buchbar.

Uhrzeit: 12:30 Uhr

Ort: Staatsoper Unter den Linden

Kosten: 3 Euro für Kinder bis einschließlich 16 Jahren | 5 Euro für Erwachsene

ANMELDUNG ERFORDERLICH

Telefon: 030 34 384-166

E-Mail: contact@tanz-ist-klasse.de

Cast

  • Choreography: George Balanchine
  • Music: Gabriel Fauré, Igor Strawinsky und Peter I. Tschaikowsky
  • Stage design: Pepe Leal
  • Costumes: Lorenzo Caprile
  • Light design: Perry Silvey
  • Performed by: Staatskapelle Berlin
Duration: 140 minutes incl. 2 breaks



FAMILY WORKSHOP JEWELS
To prepare the visit to the opera, participants are introduced to the plot as well as important characters, and they also rehearse short dance scenes.

Valid only in combination with a visit to a family performance.
Time: 12.30 pm
Location: Staatsoper Unter den Linden
Price: 3 euros per person (for children up to 16 years old) | 5 euros for adults
REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Telephone: 030 34 384-166
E-mail: contact@tanz-ist-klasse.de

Cast

  • Choreography: George Balanchine
  • Music: Gabriel Fauré, Igor Strawinsky und Peter I. Tschaikowsky
  • Stage design: Pepe Leal
  • Costumes: Lorenzo Caprile
  • Light design: Perry Silvey
  • Performed by: Staatskapelle Berlin
Duration: 140 minutes incl. 2 breaks



FAMILY WORKSHOP JEWELS
To prepare the visit to the opera, participants are introduced to the plot as well as important characters, and they also rehearse short dance scenes.

Valid only in combination with a visit to a family performance.
Time: 12.30 pm
Location: Staatsoper Unter den Linden
Price: 3 euros per person (for children up to 16 years old) | 5 euros for adults
REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Telephone: 030 34 384-166
E-mail: contact@tanz-ist-klasse.de

Cast

  • Choreography: George Balanchine
  • Music: Gabriel Fauré, Igor Strawinsky und Peter I. Tschaikowsky
  • Stage design: Pepe Leal
  • Costumes: Lorenzo Caprile
  • Light design: Perry Silvey
  • Performed by: Staatskapelle Berlin
Duration: 140 minutes incl. 2 breaks



FAMILY WORKSHOP JEWELS
To prepare the visit to the opera, participants are introduced to the plot as well as important characters, and they also rehearse short dance scenes.

Valid only in combination with a visit to a family performance.
Time: 12.30 pm
Location: Staatsoper Unter den Linden
Price: 3 euros per person (for children up to 16 years old) | 5 euros for adults
REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Telephone: 030 34 384-166
E-mail: contact@tanz-ist-klasse.de

Cast

  • Choreography: George Balanchine
  • Music: Gabriel Fauré, Igor Strawinsky und Peter I. Tschaikowsky
  • Stage design: Pepe Leal
  • Costumes: Lorenzo Caprile
  • Light design: Perry Silvey
  • Performed by: Staatskapelle Berlin
Duration: 140 minutes incl. 2 breaks



FAMILY WORKSHOP JEWELS
To prepare the visit to the opera, participants are introduced to the plot as well as important characters, and they also rehearse short dance scenes.

Valid only in combination with a visit to a family performance.
Time: 12.30 pm
Location: Staatsoper Unter den Linden
Price: 3 euros per person (for children up to 16 years old) | 5 euros for adults
REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Telephone: 030 34 384-166
E-mail: contact@tanz-ist-klasse.de

Cast

  • Choreography: George Balanchine
  • Music: Gabriel Fauré, Igor Strawinsky und Peter I. Tschaikowsky
  • Stage design: Pepe Leal
  • Costumes: Lorenzo Caprile
  • Light design: Perry Silvey
  • Performed by: Staatskapelle Berlin
Duration: 140 minutes incl. 2 breaks



FAMILY WORKSHOP JEWELS
To prepare the visit to the opera, participants are introduced to the plot as well as important characters, and they also rehearse short dance scenes.

Valid only in combination with a visit to a family performance.
Time: 12.30 pm
Location: Staatsoper Unter den Linden
Price: 3 euros per person (for children up to 16 years old) | 5 euros for adults
REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Telephone: 030 34 384-166
E-mail: contact@tanz-ist-klasse.de

Cast

  • Choreography: George Balanchine
  • Music: Gabriel Fauré, Igor Strawinsky und Peter I. Tschaikowsky
  • Stage design: Pepe Leal
  • Costumes: Lorenzo Caprile
  • Light design: Perry Silvey
  • Performed by: Staatskapelle Berlin
Duration: 140 minutes incl. 2 breaks



FAMILY WORKSHOP JEWELS
To prepare the visit to the opera, participants are introduced to the plot as well as important characters, and they also rehearse short dance scenes.

Valid only in combination with a visit to a family performance.
Time: 12.30 pm
Location: Staatsoper Unter den Linden
Price: 3 euros per person (for children up to 16 years old) | 5 euros for adults
REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Telephone: 030 34 384-166
E-mail: contact@tanz-ist-klasse.de

Cast

  • Choreography: George Balanchine
  • Music: Gabriel Fauré, Igor Strawinsky und Peter I. Tschaikowsky
  • Stage design: Pepe Leal
  • Costumes: Lorenzo Caprile
  • Light design: Perry Silvey
  • Performed by: Staatskapelle Berlin
Duration: 140 minutes incl. 2 breaks



FAMILY WORKSHOP JEWELS
To prepare the visit to the opera, participants are introduced to the plot as well as important characters, and they also rehearse short dance scenes.

Valid only in combination with a visit to a family performance.
Time: 12.30 pm
Location: Staatsoper Unter den Linden
Price: 3 euros per person (for children up to 16 years old) | 5 euros for adults
REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Telephone: 030 34 384-166
E-mail: contact@tanz-ist-klasse.de

Cast

  • Choreography: George Balanchine
  • Music: Gabriel Fauré, Igor Strawinsky und Peter I. Tschaikowsky
  • Stage design: Pepe Leal
  • Costumes: Lorenzo Caprile
  • Light design: Perry Silvey
  • Performed by: Staatskapelle Berlin