Mayerling (The Royal Ballet)

Overview

Kenneth MacMillan authored and choreographed the 1978 ballet Mayerling, which serves as the basis of this 2009 stage production by Britain's Royal Ballet ensemble. The work itself (which was universally acclaimed from its debut) depicts the final years of Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria, Hungary and Bohemia (1858-1889), a young man trapped in a deathly spiral of homicide, drugs and political conspiracy that ended in his own suicide pact with his teenage mistress Baroness Mary Vetsera. This version stars Edward ...
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Overview

Kenneth MacMillan authored and choreographed the 1978 ballet Mayerling, which serves as the basis of this 2009 stage production by Britain's Royal Ballet ensemble. The work itself (which was universally acclaimed from its debut) depicts the final years of Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria, Hungary and Bohemia (1858-1889), a young man trapped in a deathly spiral of homicide, drugs and political conspiracy that ended in his own suicide pact with his teenage mistress Baroness Mary Vetsera. This version stars Edward Watson as Rudolf, Mara Galeazzi as Mary, and Sarah Lamb as Countess Marie Larisch. The score utilizes the compositions of Franz Liszt, here arranged and orchestrated by John Lanchbery, and performed by The Royal Opera House, with Barry Wordsworth conducting.
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Special Features

Cast gallery; Costumes; Principals in rehearsal-a feature by ballet boyz productions
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/27/2010
  • UPC: 809478010289
  • Original Release: 2009
  • Source: Bbc / Opus Arte
  • Region Code: 0
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / DTS / Stereo
  • Sound: stereo, DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound
  • Language: English
  • Time: 2:39:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 40,559

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Edward Watson Crown Prince Rudolf
Mara Galeazzi Baroness Mary Vetsera
Sarah Lamb Countess Marie Larisch
Barry Wordsworth Conductor
Technical Credits
Ross MacGibbon Director, Producer
MacGibbon Director, Producer
Franz Liszt Score Composer
Kenneth MacMillan Choreography
Roland Ott Executive Producer
James Whitbourn Producer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Mayerling
1. Prologue-The Cemetery at Heiligenkreuz Before Dawn [4:35]
2. Scene 1-The Ballroom at the Hofburg, Vienna [3:34]
3. Crown Prince Rudolf [1:59]
4. Rudolf Flirts With Princess Louise [3:33]
5. Rudolf is Introduced to Mary Vetsera [1:25]
6. The Hungarian Officers [2:49]
7. Rudolf and Countess Larisch [3:15]
8. The Emperor Discovers them [1:05]
9. The Hungarian Officers [1:44]
10. Scene 2-The Empress's Apartments at the Hofburg [2:28]
11. Rudolf Visits His Mother [5:31]
12. The Hungarian Officers [1:17]
13. Scene 3-Rudolf's Apartments at the Hofburg [2:13]
14. Stephanie Prepares For Her Wedding Night [:55]
15. Rudolf Terrifies Stephanie [5:06]
16. Scene 1-A Notorious Tavern [1:09]
17. Rudolf and Stephanie Arrive [:57]
18. Bratfisch [1:31]
19. The Whores Entertain Their Clients [2:08]
20. Mitzi Caspar [2:22]
21. Rudolf's Hungarian Friends [3:29]
22. Mephisto Waltz [5:35]
23. Rudolf and Mitzi [1:48]
24. Scene 2-Outside the Tavern [2:15]
25. Scene 3-The Vetsera House [6:27]
26. Countess Larisch Calls on Baroness Vetsera and Mary [1:09]
27. Scene 4-The Hofburg [1:38]
28. The Empress and the Hungarian Officers [2:18]
29. A Firework Display [:42]
30. The Empress and 'Bay' Middleton [2:45]
31. Rudolf Observes Their Exchange [1:31]
32. Countess Larisch Teases Rudolf [1:10]
33. 'Ist Alles Nur Ein Kommen Und Gehen' [2:51]
34. The Fireworks Resume [2:34]
35. Scene 5-Rudolf's Apartments at the Hofburg Mary and Rudolf [7:40]
36. Scene 1-Countryside: A Royal Shoot [5:08]
37. The Emperor [1:35]
38. Scene 2-Rudolf's Apartments at the Hofburg Countess Larisch and Rudolf [2:19]
39. The Empress Discovers Them [1:34]
40. Mary Joins Rudolf [1:39]
41. Rudolf Asks Her to Die With Him [2:23]
42. Scene 3-The Hunting Lodge at Mayerling Rudolf With Count Hoyos and Prince Philipp [1:53]
43. Bratfisch Arrives With Mary [:54]
44. Bratfisch Entertains [3:29]
45. Rudolf [2:13]
46. Rudolf and Mary [8:49]
47. Epilogue-The Cemetary at Heiligenkreuz Before Dawn [3:49]
48. End Credits [6:42]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Mayerling
   Play
      Stereo
      DTS Surround
   Chapters
      Act 1
      Act 2
      Act 3
   Extras
      Cast Gallery
      Costumes
      Principals In Rehearsal
   Set-Up
      Audio
         Stereo
         DTS Surround
      Subtitles
         Fran├žais
         Deutsch
         Espanol
         Subtitles: None
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