Live recording from the Mariinsky Theatre, St. Petersburg “Emeralds”, “Rubies”, “Diamonds” Ballet in three acts
Pyotr Tchaikovsky – Symphony No. 3 D-major The Mariinsky Ballet & Orchestra Soloists: Ulyana Lopatkina, Igor Zelensky, Irina Golub, Andrian Fadeyev, Zhanna Ayupova Choreography: George Balanchine Performed in the Mariinksy Theatre, St. Petersburg Artistic and
General Director: Valery Gergiev
Ballet Director: Makhar Vaziev Conducted by Tugan Sokhiev The Mariinsky Ballet is one of the world’s greatest ballet company with an astonishing heritage. Before emigrating to the West, George Balanchine studied in St Petersburg and was a member of the Mariinsky. However, Jewels dates from late in his career, and was premiered in New York. Although it did not receive its first performance at the Mariinsky until 1999, it has since become a core part of the company’s repertoire. This performance was filmed at the Mariinsky Theatre and features many of the most well-known dancers including Ulyana Lopatkina, Igor Zelensky and Andrian Fadeyev alongside conductor Tugan Sokhiev.