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Mayerling DVD (The Royal Ballet) 1994

Mayerling DVD (The Royal Ballet) 1994

Kenneth MacMillan's powerful ballet is brought to life by The Royal Ballet, with a stellar cast featuring Irek Mukahamedov, Viviana Durante and Darcey Bussell.
- 4 out of 5 (from 1 Review)

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The Royal Ballet presents a stellar cast in Kenneth MacMillan's Mayerling, filmed in 1994, with John Lanchbery's sumptuous scoring of music by Franz Liszt. The dramatic soundscape is matched by MacMillan’s penetrating interpretation of the events surrounding the double suicide of Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria-Hungary and his young mistress, Mary Vetsera, at Mayerling in January 1889.


Music: Franz Liszt

Choreography: Kenneth MacMillan

Crown Prince Rudolf: Irek Mukhamedov

Baroness Mary Vetsera: Viviana Durante

Mitzi Caspar: Darcey Bussell

Countess Marie Larisch: Lesley Collier


Orchestra of the Royal Opera House

Arranged and orchestrated: John Lanchberry

Conductor: Barry Wordsworth 

Designs: Nicolas Georgiadis

Scenario: Gillian Freeman

Lighting: John B.Read



Picture: 4:3

Sound: PCM 2.0

Format: NTSC

Region code: 0 Worldwide

Running Time: 127 mins


DVDs > Ballet
DVDs > Royal Opera House Titles
DVDs > Opus Arte Titles


- Dennis S
reviewed on
17 Aug 2013
Very good production, dancing excellent, only problem I found it was not like watchig a live recording, but a film with sub-titles, very off putting. Even the the credits overshadowed the curtain calls.

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