Jewels

New production of the Teatro alla Scala

From 12 to 26 May 2011

Running Time: 2 hours

Notes on the performancesOpen 
The three musical and dance gems that make up Jewels are often staged as standalone ballets. In this performance, the three parts of the triptych will be performed together as a harmonious whole. Balanchine drew his inspiration from the work of jewellery designer Claude Arpels, selecting music that would convey the essence of each gem (Fauré for Emeralds, Stravinsky for Rubies and Tchaikovsky for Diamonds).

Each part of Jewels has a unique score and atmosphere. Emeralds recalls the nineteenth-century dances of the French Romantics. Rubies is sparkling and spirited, and is the complete embodiment of the Stravinsky-Balanchine collaboration. Diamonds recalls the order and grandeur of the Russian Empire and the Mariinsky Theatre, where Balanchine learned his craft. Rubies will feature Leonid Sarafanov, with Polina Semionova, Alina Somova and Guillaume Côté appearing in Diamonds.

DIRECTION 

Choreography
George Balanchine
Sets
Peter Harvey
Costumes
Karinska
Costumes supervisor
Holly Hynes
Conductor
David Coleman (12, 14, 15, 18, 19, 20, 21 and 22 May)
Alessandro Ferrari (24, 25 and 26 May)
Emeralds
Choreography revived by
Ben Huys
Music
Gabriel Fauré
Rubies
Choreography revived by
Patricia Neary
Music
Igor Stravinsky
Piano
Roberto Cominati
Diamonds
Choreography revived by
Joysanne Sidimus e Elyse Borne
Music
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

CAST 

Guest Artists
Leonid Sarafanov in Rubies (12, 14e, 18, 20)
Alina Somova in Diamonds (12, 14e, 15, 18, 20)
Polina Semionova in Diamonds (24, 25, 26)
Guillaume Côté in Diamonds (12, 14eve., 15, 24, 25, 26)

Detailed cast 

Thursday 12 May 2011 - 8 pm
Emeralds
Mariafrancesca Garritano - Antonino Sutera
Petra Conti - Mick Zeni
and the Teatro alla Scala Corps de Ballet
Rubies
Marta Romagna
Alessandra Vassallo - Leonid Sarafanov
and the Teatro alla Scala Corps de Ballet
Diamonds
Alina Somova - Guillaume Côté
and the Teatro alla Scala Corps de Ballet
Saturday 14 May 2011 - 2.30 pm
Emeralds
Gilda Gelati – Alessandro Grillo
Mariafrancesca Garritano – Andrea Volpintesta
and the Teatro alla Scala Corps de Ballet
Rubies
Sofia Rosolini
Antonella Albano – Federico Fresi
and the Teatro alla Scala Corps de Ballet
Diamonds
Francesca Podini – Gabriele Corrado
and the Teatro alla Scala Corps de Ballet
Saturday 14 May 2011 - 8 pm
Emeralds
Mariafrancesca Garritano - Antonino Sutera
Petra Conti - Mick Zeni
and the Teatro alla Scala Corps de Ballet
Rubies
Marta Romagna
Alessandra Vassallo - Leonid Sarafanov
and the Teatro alla Scala Corps de Ballet
Diamonds
Alina Somova - Guillaume Côté
and the Teatro alla Scala Corps de Ballet
Sunday 15 May 2011 - 8 pm
Emeralds
Gilda Gelati – Alessandro Grillo
Mariafrancesca Garritano – Andrea Volpintesta
and the Teatro alla Scala Corps de Ballet
Rubies
Marta Romagna
Alessandra Vassallo – Antonino Sutera
and the Teatro alla Scala Corps de Ballet
Diamonds
Alina Somova - Guillaume Côté
and the Teatro alla Scala Corps de Ballet
Wednesday 18 May 2011 - 8 pm
Emeralds
Mariafrancesca Garritano - Antonino Sutera
Petra Conti - Mick Zeni
and the Teatro alla Scala Corps de Ballet
Rubies
Marta Romagna
Alessandra Vassallo - Leonid Sarafanov
and the Teatro alla Scala Corps de Ballet
Diamonds
Alina Somova – Gabriele Corrado
and the Teatro alla Scala Corps de Ballet
Thursday 19 May 2011 - 8 pm
Emeralds
Mariafrancesca Garritano - Antonino Sutera
Petra Conti - Mick Zeni
and the Teatro alla Scala Corps de Ballet
Rubies
Sofia Rosolini
Antonella Albano – Federico Fresi
and the Teatro alla Scala Corps de Ballet
Diamonds
Francesca Podini – Eris Nezha
and the Teatro alla Scala Corps de Ballet
Friday 20 May 2011 - 8 pm
Emeralds
Mariafrancesca Garritano - Antonino Sutera
Petra Conti - Mick Zeni
and the Teatro alla Scala Corps de Ballet
Rubies
Marta Romagna
Alessandra Vassallo - Leonid Sarafanov
and the Teatro alla Scala Corps de Ballet
Diamonds
Alina Somova – Gabriele Corrado
and the Teatro alla Scala Corps de Ballet
Saturday 21 May 2011 - 8 pm
Emeralds
Gilda Gelati - Alessandro Grillo
Mariafrancesca Garritano - Andrea Volpintesta
and the Teatro alla Scala Corps de Ballet
Rubies
Sofia Rosolini
Alessandra Vassallo - Antonino Sutera
and the Teatro alla Scala Corps de Ballet
Diamonds
Francesca Podini – Eris Nezha
and the Teatro alla Scala Corps de Ballet
Sunday 22 May 2011 - 3 pm
Emeralds
Gilda Gelati – Alessandro Grillo
Mariafrancesca Garritano – Andrea Volpintesta
and the Teatro alla Scala Corps de Ballet
Rubies
Marta Romagna
Alessandra Vassallo – Antonino Sutera
and the Teatro alla Scala Corps de Ballet
Diamonds
Francesca Podini – Gabriele Corrado
and the Teatro alla Scala Corps de Ballet
Tuesday 24 May 2011 - 8 pm
Emeralds
Mariafrancesca Garritano - Antonino Sutera
Petra Conti - Mick Zeni
e il Corpo di Ballo del Teatro alla Scala
Rubies
Sofia Rosolini
Antonella Albano – Federico Fresi
e il Corpo di Ballo del Teatro alla Scala
Diamonds
Polina Semionova – Guillaume Côté
and the Teatro alla Scala Corps de Ballet
Wednesday 25 May 2011 - 8 pm
Emeralds
Gilda Gelati – Alessandro Grillo
Mariafrancesca Garritano – Andrea Volpintesta
and the Teatro alla Scala Corps de Ballet
Rubies
Marta Romagna
Alessandra Vassallo – Antonino Sutera
and the Teatro alla Scala Corps de Ballet
Diamonds
Polina Semionova – Guillaume Côté
e il Corpo di Ballo del Teatro alla Scala
Thursday 26 May 2011 - 8 pm
Emeralds
Gilda Gelati – Alessandro Grillo
Mariafrancesca Garritano – Andrea Volpintesta
and the Teatro alla Scala Corps de Ballet
Rubies
Marta Romagna
Alessandra Vassallo – Antonino Sutera
and the Teatro alla Scala Corps de Ballet
Diamonds
Polina Semionova – Guillaume Côté
and the Teatro alla Scala Corps de Ballet

Due to a foot injury, Roberto Bolle has had to withdraw from the performances of Diamonds on 12, 14 and 15 May. His role will now be performed by Guillaume Côté, principal of the National Ballet of Canada, who will anticipate his La Scala debut in Diamonds.

The performance of “Jewels”, choreography by George Balanchine © The George BalanchineTrust, a Balanchine® Ballet, is presented by arrangement with the George Balanchine Trust and has been produced in accordance with the Balanchine Style® and Balanchine Technique® Service standards established and provided by the Trust.
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