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.
Cast and Creatives
Crown Prince Rudolf Ryoichi Hirano
Baroness Mary Vetsera Natalia Osipova
Music Franz Liszt
Choreography Kenneth MacMillan
Conductor Koen Kessels
Approximate running time: about 3 hours 25 minutes, including two intervals.
This is a cinema event. Recorded live at the Royal Opera House. Delayed Live Broadcast