Edward Watson takes the role of Crown Prince Rudolf in Kenneth MacMillan's compelling ballet which lives out the final eight years of Rudolf's life with its relentless downward spiral of political intrigue, drugs and murder. It culminates with the suicide pact at the hunting lodge - known as Mayerling - between Rudolf and his 17-year-old mistress, Mary Vetsera (Mara Galeazzi). Filmed in high definition and recorded in true surround sound.
Music: Franz Liszt (Arranged by John Lanchbery)
Dancers: Edward Watson, Mara Galeazzi, Iohna Loots, William Tuckett, Cindy Jourdain, Sarah Lamb & Elizabeth McGorian & Artists of The Royal Ballet
Choreography by Kenneth MacMillan
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Barry Wordsworth 2009
Plus: Illustrated synopsis / Cast gallery / Principles in rehearsal with Edward Watson & Mara Galeazzi / Short feature on costumes.
Picture: 16:9 1080i
Sound: LPCM 2.0 / DTS 5.1 HD - Master Audio
Duration: 259 mins
Region code: All Regions
1 X BD50
Subtitles: FR/DE/ES (extra features only)