- Kenneth MacMillan
- Franz Liszt
- Koen Kessels
- Orchestra Of The Royal Opera House
- Royal Opera House Enterprises Ltd
- Release Date:
- United Kingdom
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BALLET IN THREE ACTS
LIVE IN CINEMAS
MONDAY 15 OCTOBER 2018, 7.15PM
Mayerling is a classic of the Royal Ballet repertory, with its emotional depth, haunting imagery, and one of the most demanding roles ever created for a male dancer.
Kenneth MacMillan choreographed a complex work around the psychologically tormented heir to the
Habsburg Empire, Crown Prince Rudolf.
From the ballet’s start, the glamour of the Austro-Hungarian court is contrasted with undercurrents of sexual and political intrigue that drive the story to its violent climax in a double suicide. The large
cast allows for impressive ensembles in addition to the ballet's many solos of
distinctive character and pas de deux of disturbing eroticism.
This ballet, bursting with intensity, madness and passion, proves that sometimes the truth is more scandalous than fiction.
APPROXIMATE RUNNING TIME: 3 HOURS 15 MINUTES, INCLUDING TWO INTERVALS.