The Royal Opera House 22-23 | Mayerling
Release date: Oct. 05, 2022
Countries available: International
Inspired by dark and gripping real life events, this Royal Ballet classic depicts the sexual and morbid obsessions of Crown Prince Rudolf leading to the murder-suicide scandal with his mistress Mary Vetsera. The oppressive glamour of the Austro-Hungarian court in the 1880s sets the scene for a suspenseful drama of psychological and political intrigue as Rudolf fixates on his mortality.
Kenneth MacMillan’s 1978 ballet remains a masterpiece of storytelling and this revival marks 30 years since the choreographer’s death. Expect to see The Royal Ballet at its dramatic finest across potent ensemble scenes and some of the most daring and emotionally demanding pas de deux in the ballet repertory.
Ryoichi Hirano (Crown Prince Rudolf), Natalia Osipova (Baroness Mary Vetsera), Laura Morera (Countess Marie Larish), Christina Arestis (Empress Elisabeth), Francesca Hayward (Princess Stephanie), Marianela Nuñez (Mitzi Caspar), Luca Acri (Bratfisch), Christopher Saunders (Emperor Franz-Josef), Gary Avis (Colonel ‘Bay’ Middleton)
Choreography: Kenneth MacMillan
Music: Franz Liszt
Arrangement and orchestration: John Lanchbery
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