Balanchine's Jewels / Paris National Opera Ballet [Blu-ray]

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In 2000, seventeen years after George Balanchine’s death, a rare and precious ballet arrived at the Paris Opéra: Jewels, a work first performed by the New York City Ballet in 1967. This alluring, abstract ballet, a triptych in which each piece sparkles with the brilliance of a precious stone, is a lyric tribute to women and to the capital cities of the great dance schools. Couturier, painter and craftsman Christian Lacroix created the glorious costumes and sets which, together with the outstanding performances of the dancers and the sensitive musical direction of Paul Connelly, results in a celebration of sumptuous splendour. Aurélie Dupont, Marie-Agnès Gillot, Agnès Letestu, Clairemarie Osta, Laëtitia Pujol, Jean-Guillaume Bart, Kader Belarbi, Mathieu Ganio

Ballet de L’Opéra national de Paris
Orchestre de L’Opéra national de Paris

Choreography: George Balanchine
Musical Director: Paul Connelly
Set & costume design: Christian Lacroix

Recorded live at the Opéra national de Paris, October & November 2005.

Gabriel Fauré - Pelléas and Mélisande and Shylock
Igor Stravinsky - Capriccio for Piano and Orchestra
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Symphony No.3 in D major

George Balanchine forever - A film by Reiner E. Moritz

"For Rubies nothing but delight. Aurélie Dupont, Marie-Agnes Gillot, Alessio Carbonne were electric, super charged, at the head of a fizzing cast, hard edged, hard driven, hard to beat." -- Financial Times

"A gem of dazzling brilliance." -- The Independent

Region code: 0 (all regions)
Picture: 1080i
Sound: 2.0 & 5.0 PCM Audio
Subtitles: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian

Product Description:

  • Catalog Number: OA BD7011D

  • UPC: 809478070115

  • Label: Opus Arte

  • Composer: Gabriel Fauré, Igor Stravinsky, Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

  • Conductor: Paul Connelly

  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Paris National Opera Orchestra