ROH: Mayerling (15)

Royal Opera House

ROH: Mayerling (15)


Connaught Cinema


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Age Guidance:

15 - See more about BBFC ratings here.


Kenneth MacMillan

Top Billed Cast:

Ryoichi Hirano, Natalia Osipova


205 minutes (Inc. adverts and trailers).

  • Description

The Royal Opera House Cinema Season 2022/23 presents…

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
Please Note This was originally listed as rated 12A but has been raised by the BBFC to 15