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Alessio Carbone in ''Rubies'' (photo by Francette Levieux)
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"I have always liked jewels," the choreographer relates in BALANCHINE'S COMPLETE STORIES OF THE GREAT BALLETS. "After all, I am an Oriental, from Georgia in the Caucasus. I like the color of gems, the beauty of stones." The Paris Opera Ballet's performance of "Jewels" was recorded live at the Palais Garnier in Paris, France in November 2005.


I. "Emeralds"
Music by: Gabriel Fauré, from "Pelléas et Mélisande" and "Shylock"
Performers:
Clairemarie Osta and Kader Belarbi
Laëtitia Pujol and Mathieu Ganio
Eleonora Abbagnato, Nolwenn Daniel, and Emmanuel Thibault
Corps de ballet

II. "Rubies"
Music by: Igor Stravinsky from "Capriccio for Piano and Orchestra"
Performers:
Aurélie Dupont and Alessio Carbone
Marie-Agnès Gillot
Corps de ballet

III. "Diamonds"
Music by: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky from "Symphony No. 3 in D Major" (first movement omitted)
Performers:
Agnès Letestu and Jean-Guillaume Bart
Isabelle Ciaravola
Emilie Cozette
Corps de ballet


Top banner photos: Aurélie Dupont and Alessio Carbone in "Rubies," the Paris Opera Ballet corps in "Emeralds," and Agnès Letestu and Jean-Guillaume Bart in "Diamonds" (all photos by Francette Levieux).

Aurelie Dupont and Alessio Carbone (photo by Francette Levieux).

Aurélie Dupont and Alessio Carbone (photo by Francette Levieux).

Ballerina Eleonora Abbagnato (photo by Francette Levieux).

Ballerina Eleonora Abbagnato (photo by Francette Levieux).

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