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Mayerling - 3 February 1994 Evening 7.30pm

Ballet: Performance details

Company: The Royal Ballet
Venue: Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
Performance status: Revival
Conductor Barry Wordsworth
Leader John Brown
Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria-Hungary Adam Cooper
Baroness Mary Vetsera
his mistress
Leanne Benjamin
Princess Stephanie
his wife
Natalie McCann
Emperor Franz Josef of Austria-Hungary
his father
David Drew
Empress Elisabeth
his mother
Elizabeth McGorian
Countess Marie Larisch
lady-in-waiting to the Empress, ex-mistress of Rudolf
Fiona Chadwick
Baroness Helene Vetsera
Mary Vetsera's mother
Sandra Conley
Rudolf's private cab-driver and a popular entertainer
Tetsuya Kumakawa
Archduchess Sophie
mother of Franz Josef
Jacqui Tallis
Mitzi Caspar
a high-class prostitute, Rudolf's regular mistress
Deborah Bull
Colonel 'Bay' Middleton
Elisabeth's lover
Stephen Wicks
Hungarian Officer
friend of Rudolf
William Trevitt
Hungarian Officer
friend of Rudolf
Gary Avis
Hungarian Officer
friend of Rudolf
Hubert Essakow
Hungarian Officer
friend of Rudolf
Christopher Saunders
Katherina Schratt
Franz Josef's friend
Beverley Mills
Alfred Grünfeld
a pianist
Anthony Twiner
Count Eduard Taafe
Prime Minister of Austria-Hungary
Christopher Newton
Count Hoyos
friend of Rudolf
David Pickering
Princess Louise
Stephanie's sister
Benazir Hussain
Prince Philipp of Coburg
her husband, friend of Rudolf
Luke Heydon
Princess Gisela
Rudolf's elder sister
Gail Taphouse
Princess Valerie
Rudolf's younger sister
Belinda Hatley
Princess Valerie as a child Leana Palmer
Mary Vetsera as a child Leanne Benjamin
Rudolf's valet
Iain Webb
Count Larisch William Tuckett
Guests, chambermaids, whores, gentlemen, servants, ladies-in-waiting Artists of The Royal Ballet
Students of The Royal Ballet School
The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Durations: Act I: 7.32-8.15pm, Act II: 8.36-9.31pm, Act III: 9.52-10.29pm
Information source: Royal Opera House cast sheet for 3 February 1994 (in Royal Opera House Collections)