Royal Opera House Presents - Mayerling

5th Oct

The Royal Opera House presents Mayerling. Dangerous desires, family secrets and political intrigues – a true story told through ballet.


  • Standard ticket
  • Student/Child's ticket
  • Retired Person's ticket

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.

Run time: 3 hours 25mins

Tickets: Please note all of the seats for this performance have one price band (Price Band A). You will be able to select your concession prices in a 'drop down' box when you get to the payment stage.

Choreography: Kenneth MacMillan


Music: Franz Liszt


Arrangement and orchestration: John Lanchbery


Designer: Nicholas Georgiadis


Scenario: Gillian Freeman


Lighting designer: John B. Read


Crown Prince Rudolf: Ryoichi Hirano


Baroness Mary Vetsera: Natalia Osipova


Countess Marie Larisch: Laura Morera


Empress Elisabeth: Christina Arestis


Princess Stephanie: Francesca Hayward


Mitzi Caspar: Marianela Nuñez


Bratfisch: Luca Acri


Emperor Franz Joseph: Christopher Saunders


Colonel 'Bay' Middleton: Gary Avis


Orchestra of the Royal Opera House

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