358. Jewels 1967
EMERALDS: By Gabriel Fauré (from Pelléas et Melisande, 1898, and Shylock, 1889).
RUBIES: By Igor Stravinsky (Capriccio for piano and orchestra, 1929).
DIAMONDS: By Peter Ilyitch Tschaikovsky (from Symphony No. 3 in D major, Op. 29, 1875 [first movement omitted])
George Balanchine
Scenery by Peter Harvey, executed by Feller Scenery Studios. Costumes by Karinska. Lighting by Ronald Bates
April 13, 1967, New York City Ballet, New York State Theater. Conductor: Robert Irving. Pianist: Gordon Boelzner
EMERALDS: Violette Verdy, Conrad Ludlow; Mimi Paul, Francisco Moncion; Sara Leland, Suki Schorer, John Prinz; 10 women.
RUBIES: Patricia McBride, Edward Villella; Patricia Neary; 8 women, 4 men.
DIAMONDS: Suzanne Farrell, Jacques d’Amboise; 4 demi-solo couples; 12 women, 12 men
Performance Type
Video Archives Recording
George Balanchine Foundation Interpreters Archive (EMERALDS, first pas de deux, first ballerina solo) 2003, 2008 (DIAMONDS) 2019. (RUBIES, leading roles) 2008, 2017
Each section is a separate work, the costumes green for EMERALDS, red for RUBIES, white for DIAMONDS. The ballet lasts a full evening.
Additional Productions

1974   Paris Opera Ballet
1977   Dutch National Ballet
1980   Zurich Ballet (Ballett des Opernhauses Zurich)
1980   Les Grands Ballets Canadiens
1981   Chicago City Ballet (Closed)
1982   Ballett der Deutschen Staatsoper (East Berlin)
1982   Los Angeles Ballet
1985   Ballet de l’Opera du Rhin (Strasbourg, France)
1985   Royal Danish Ballet
1986   Ballet de l’Opera du Rhin (Strasbourg, France)
1986   Boston Ballet
1986   Pennsylvania Ballet
1986   Dutch National Ballet
1987   Ballet of Flanders/Koninklijk Ballet Van Vlaanderen/Royal Flemish Ballet
1987   The Chautauqua Institution (New York)
1987   San Francisco Ballet
1987   Texas Ballet (formerly Fort Worth Dallas Ballet)
1988   Ballet du Nord (France)
1988   Boston Ballet
1988   Danish Ballet
1988   PACT Ballet (Performing Arts Council of the Transvaal—Johannesburg, South Africa)
1988   Pacific Northwest Ballet
1989   Louisville Ballet
1989   Royal Ballet
1990   Ballet de San Juan
1990   Ballet du Nord (France)
1990   Ballett der Deutschen Staatsoper (Berlin)
1990   Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo
1990   PACT Ballet (Performing Arts Council of the Transvaal—Johannesburg, South Africa)
1990   Paris Opera Ballet
1991   Ballet Chicago
1991   Pacific Northwest Ballet
1991   San Francisco Ballet
1991   Texas Ballet (formerly Fort Worth Dallas Ballet)
1992   Miami City Ballet
1992   Ballett der Deutschen Oper (Berlin)
1992   Pennsylvania Ballet
1992   Miami City Ballet
1993   Ballet du Nord (France)
1993   Finnish National Ballet
1993   Sacramento Ballet
1994   Miami City Ballet
1994   PACT Ballet (Performing Arts Council of the Transvaal—Johannesburg, South Africa)
1994   Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre
1994   Sarasota Ballet of Flordia;
1994   Teatro alla Scala (Milan)
1994   Texas Ballet (formerly Fort Worth Dallas Ballet)
1994   Louisville Ballet
1995   American Repertory Ballet
1995   Kansas City Ballet
1995   Pacific Northwest Ballet
1995   Miami City Ballet
1996   Asami Maki Ballet (Japan)
1996   Colorado Ballet
1996   Miami City Ballet
1996   North Carolina Dance Theatre
1996   Paris Opera Ballet
1996   Pennsylvania Ballet
1996   Texas Ballet (formerly Fort Worth Dallas Ballet)
1996   Cincinnati Ballet
1997   Miami City Ballet
1997   Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre
1997   Ballet Arizona
1997   Milwaukee Ballet
1997   Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre
1997   San Francisco Ballet
1997   Dutch National Ballet
1997   Miami City Ballet
1997   Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre
1997   Texas Ballet (formerly Fort Worth Dallas Ballet)
1998   Texas Ballet (formerly Fort Worth Dallas Ballet)
1998   Alberta Ballet
1998   Hartford Ballet
1998   PACT Ballet (Performing Arts Council of the Transvaal—Johannesburg, South Africa)
1998   San Diego Ballet
1998   Singapore Dance Theatre
1998   Texas Ballet (formerly Fort Worth Dallas Ballet)
1999   Ballet Austin
1999   Carolina Ballet
1999   Cincinnati Ballet
1999   Paris Opera Ballet
1999   Pennsylvania Ballet
1999   Royal Danish Ballet
1999   Sacramento Ballet
1999   Kirov Ballet
2000   Paris Opera Ballet
2000   Dutch National Ballet
2000   Paris Opera Ballet
2000   Royal Winnipeg Ballet
2000   National Ballet of Canada
2000   Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre
2001   Ballet National de Marseille
2001   Ballet NY
2002   San Francisco Ballet
2002   Ballet du Capitole de Toulouse
2002   San Francisco Ballet
2002   Texas Ballet (formerly Fort Worth Dallas Ballet)
2002   San Francisco Ballet
2002   The Kirov Ballet (performed at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts)
2002   The Kirov Ballet (performed at The Metropolitan Opera Association)
2002   Paris Opera Ballet
2002   San Francisco Ballet
2003   Milwaukee Ballet
2003   Oregon Ballet Theatre
2003   Washington Ballet
2003   Zurich Ballet (Ballett des Opernhauses Zurich)
2003   BalletMet (Columbus, Ohio)
2003   Cincinnati Ballet
2003   National Ballet of Canada
2003   Paris Opera Ballet
2004   Boston Ballet (Rubies)
2004   Capetown City Ballet (Rubies)
2004   Colorado Ballet
2004   Finnish National Ballet (Rubies)
2004   Louisville Ballet (Rubies)
2004   Paris Opera Ballet
2004   Sacramento Ballet (Rubies)
2004   Teatro alla Scala (Rubies)
2005   Teatro Colon (Rubies)
2005   Pacific Northwest Ballet (Diamonds)
2005   Suzanne Farrell Ballet (Rubies)
2005   Scottish Ballet (Rubies)
2006   Alberta Ballet (Rubies)
2006   Chamberlain Ballet (Diamonds)
2006   City Ballet of San Diego (Rubies)
2006   Hamburg Ballet
2006   Dutch National Ballet
2006   Kirov Ballet
2006   San Francisco Ballet
2006   Pacific Northwest Ballet
2007   Ballet Arizona (Rubies)
2007   Festival Ballet (Rubies)
2007   Los Angeles Ballet (Rubies)
2007   Paris Opera Ballet
2007   Royal Ballet
2008   Hong Kong Ballet (Rubies)
2008   Nevada Ballet Theatre (Rubies)
2008   Suzanne Farrell Ballet (Diamonds)
2008   Charleston Ballet Theatre (Rubies)
2008   Hong Kong Ballet (Rubies)
2008   National Ballet of Canada (Rubies)
2008   Nevada Ballet Theatre (Rubies)
2008   Los Angeles Ballet (Rubies)
2008   Paris Opera Ballet
2008   Royal Ballet
2008   Hong Kong Ballet (Rubies)
2008   Nevada Ballet Theatre (Rubies)
2009   Boston Ballet (Emeralds, Diamonds)
2009   Oregon Ballet Theatre (Emeralds)
2009   Ballet Chicago (Rubies)
2009   City Ballet of San Diego (Rubies)
2009   Washington Ballet (Rubies)
2009   Dresden SemperOper Ballet (Rubies)
2010   Ballet Chicago (Rubies)
2010   Dresden SemperOper Ballet (Diamonds)
2010   Houston Ballet (Complete)
2010   Ballet der Wiener Staatsoper (Vienna) (Rubies)
2010   City Ballet of San Diego (Rubies)
2011   Ballet Chicago (Rubies)
2011   Ballett Dortmund (Rubies)
2011   Dresden SemperOper Ballett (Emeralds)
2011   Mariinsky Ballet (Kirov) (Complete)
2011   Royal Ballet, The (Complete)
2011   Sarasota Ballet, The (Diamonds)
2011   Suzanne Farrell Ballet (Diamonds)
2011   Teatro alla Scala (Rubies)
2011   Teatro alla Scala (Emeralds)
2012   Ballet West (Emeralds)
2012   Bolshoi Ballet (Diamonds)
2012   Bolshoi Ballet (Emeralds)
2012   City Ballet of San Diego (Emeralds)
2012   Pacific Northwest Ballet
2013   Ballet West (Diamonds)
2013   Ballet West (Rubies)
2013   Carolina Ballet (Rubies)
2013   Los Angeles Ballet (Rubies)
2013   Pennsylvania Ballet (Complete)
2013   Sacramento Ballet (Rubies)
2014   Bolshoi Theatre (Rubies)
2014   Boston Ballet (Complete)
2014   Boston Ballet (Rubies)
2014   Grand Rapids Ballet (Rubies)
2014   Hamburg Ballet (Diamonds Pas de Deux)
2014   Mariinsky Theatre (Complete)
2014   Oklahoma City Ballet (Rubies)
2014   Perm State Opera and Ballet Theatre (Rubies)
2014   Sarasota Ballet (Rubies)
2015   Bolshoi Ballet
2015   City Ballet of San Diego
2015   Het Nationale Ballet
2015   Singapore Dance Theatre
2015   Suzanne Farrell Ballet
2015   Texas Ballet Theater
2016   Ballet West (Rubies)
2016   Bolshoi Ballet
2016   City Ballet of San Diego (Emeralds)
2016   Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin
2016   Perm State Ballet (Rubies)
2016   San Francisco Ballet (Rubies)
2016   Sarasota Ballet
2017   Charlotte Ballet (NCDT) (Rubies)
2017   Louisville Ballet (Rubies)
2017   Mariinsky Ballet (Kirov)
2017   Miami City Ballet
2017   Pacific Northwest Ballet
2017   Paris Opera Ballet
2017   Royal Ballet
2017   Royal Danish Ballet
2017   San Francisco Ballet (Diamonds)
2018   Ballet San Antonio (Rubies)
2018   BalletMet (Rubies)
2018   Bayerische Staatsoper (Munich)
2018   Cincinnati Ballet (Rubies)
2018   Festival Ballet-Providence (Rubies)
2018   Kansas City Ballet (Diamonds)
2018   The Marin Ballet (Diamonds, Waltz)
2018   Sacramento Ballet (Rubies, Selection)
2019   Ballet Arizona (Emeralds)
2019   Bolshoi Ballet
2019   Carolina Ballet (Rubies)
2019   City Ballet of San Diego (Rubies)
2019   Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin
2019   National Ballet of China
2019   Novosibirsk Ballet (Rubies)
2019   Novosibirsk Ballet (Diamonds)
2019   Novosibirsk Ballet (Emeralds)
2019   Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre
2019   St. Louis Ballet (Rubies)
2019   Wiener Staatsopern Ballett
2020   Ballet Austin – (Rubies) Capriccio for Piano and Orchestra
2020   Indianapolis Ballet – (Rubies) Capriccio for Piano and Orchestra
2020   Mariinsky Ballet (Kirov)
2021   Pittsburgh Ballet Theater (Diamonds)
2021   Astana Ballet Theater (Rubies) Capriccio for Piano and Orchestra
2021   Bolshoi Ballet
2021   Hong Kong Ballet
2021   Korean National Ballet Company
2021   San Francisco Ballet
2022   Carolina Ballet (Emeralds)
2022   City Ballet of San Diego (Rubies) Capriccio for Piano and Orchestra
2022   Houston Ballet
2022   Louisville Ballet (Emeralds)
2022   Miami City Ballet
2022   Pacific Northwest Ballet (Diamonds)
2022   Royal Ballet (Rubies) Capriccio for Piano and Orchestra
2022   Royal Ballet (Diamonds)
2022   Royal Danish Ballet
2022   Teatro alla Scala

Recorded Performances
1980, Direct Cinema Ltd., Man Who Dances: Edward Villella (excerpts from RUBIES);
1996, Nonesuch, The Balanchine Library: Choreography by Balanchine (excerpts from EMERALDS, DIAMONDS pas de deux [1977]);
2004, Kultur, Balanchine (DIAMONDS pas de deux);
2005, Films du Prieuré, Violette et Mr. B (excerpts from EMERALDS);
2006, BBC/Opus Arte (complete [2005]);
2011 Marinsky Label. © State Academic Marinsky Theater, St. Petersburg, Russia, Jewels the complete ballet recorded 2006 at the Marinsky Theater, with members of the Marinsky Ballet
1968, Direct Cinema Ltd., Man Who Dances: Edward Villella (excerpts from RUBIES)

1968 Rubies pas de deux (NBC, Bell Telephone Hour, “Man Who Dances: Edward Villella”)
1977 excerpts from Emeralds, Diamonds (PBS, Dance in America)
1979 Rubies pas de deux (WETA, Washington, D.C., “Baryshnikov at the White House”)
1983 Rubies (French television, Channel 2)
2001 Emeralds solo (French television, “Violette and Mr. B.”)

Additional revisions information provided by Rosemary Dunleavy, Violette Verdy