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Articles tagged with "Mayerling"

Royal Opera House 2018/19 Season announced

20 March 2018

The Royal Ballet and Royal Opera's programme for the coming Season include world premieres, major new productions and classic revivals.

From proto-rock star to genre-defining artist: How Liszt reinvented himself

18 May 2017

Why did Liszt abandon a life of wild excess to forge a radical (and risky) new path?

Reviving Kenneth MacMillan’s Mayerling: a Royal Ballet milestone

12 May 2017

MacMillan’s potent dramatic ballet places great demands on its cast and requires careful planning – but the results are electrifying.

Your Reaction: What did you think of Kenneth MacMillan's Mayerling?

3 May 2017

Audience and press reviews of The Royal Ballet's real-life royal tale of love, lust and death.

Mayerling dance highlight: the Bedroom pas de deux

19 April 2017

This intense duet reflects the shared obsession that will lead Prince Rudolf and Mary Vetsera to their joint suicide.

Ballet Essentials: Kenneth MacMillan’s Mayerling

13 April 2017

Our quick introduction to this shattering work from the master of dark narrative ballet.

Watch: 6 of the most romantic ballets

13 February 2017

We've scoured the repertory in search of the most romantic ballets for Valentine's Day.

How MacMillan created ballets of unrivalled psychological depth

8 November 2016

The choreographer was obsessed with emotion and behaviour, which manifested itself most memorably in his historical works, Anastasia and Mayerling.

MacMillan’s Dances of Death: Pushing the boundaries

30 March 2015

The great 20th-century choreographer broke all kind of taboos, including depicting death and loss – creating some of ballet’s most moving, and uplifting, works.

Stories without words: Narrative ballets and their many inspirations

20 November 2014

How and where choreographers find stories has changed throughout the art form's history.

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