Palais Garnier - from 19 September to 12 October 2017
2h00 with 1 interval
In few words:
George Balanchine, a fervent admirer of the female gender, pays tribute to them in Joyaux, a ballet inspired by the flamboyant window displays of the jeweller Van Cleef & Arpels on New York’s 5th Avenue. Émeraudes, Rubis and Diamants succeed each other in a skilfully orchestrated triptych, a celebration of the capital cities of the three great schools of dance: Paris, New York and Saint Petersburg. To complete this luminous picture and bring a festive air, the Paris Opera has called upon the designer Christian Lacroix. Who better to bring to life Balanchine’s dream through sets and costumes than this creator of beauty?
Gabriel Fauré - Suites de Pelléas et Mélisande et de Shylock, extraits