Bow Street, London, WC2E 9DD
George Balanchine's fabulous evocation of the brilliance and sparkle of emeralds, rubies and diamonds is a ballet gem in its own right. Jewels is indeed a suitably glamorous and glittering way to start the new Royal Ballet Season.
Don Carlos falls in love with Elizabeth, daughter of Henry II of France. But his father, King Philip II of Spain, intends to marry her himself to se-cure a peace treaty. Can Don Carlos give up his love for the good of the state?
Laurent Pelly brings tenderness, humour and southern sunshine to his production of Donizetti's opera. A 1950s Italian village provides the backdrop to a spirited tale of love's twists and turns.