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Mayerling - 5 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 Irek Mukhamedov
Baroness Mary Vetsera
his mistress
Viviana Durante
Princess Stephanie
his wife
Jane Burn
Emperor Franz Josef of Austria-Hungary
his father
Derek Rencher
Empress Elisabeth
his mother
Nicola Tranah
Countess Marie Larisch
lady-in-waiting to the Empress, ex-mistress of Rudolf
Lesley Collier
Baroness Helene Vetsera
Mary Vetsera's mother
Gerd Larsen
Rudolf's private cab-driver and a popular entertainer
Matthew Hart
Archduchess Sophie
mother of Franz Josef
Jacqui Tallis
Mitzi Caspar
a high-class prostitute, Rudolf's regular mistress
Darcey Bussell
Colonel 'Bay' Middleton
Elisabeth's lover
Stephen Wicks
Hungarian Officer
friend of Rudolf
Stuart Cassidy
Hungarian Officer
friend of Rudolf
Adam Cooper
Hungarian Officer
friend of Rudolf
Errol Pickford
Hungarian Officer
friend of Rudolf
William Trevitt
Katherina Schratt
Franz Josef's friend
Linda Finnie
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
Sarah Wildor
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
Muriel Valtat
Princess Valerie as a child Leana Palmer
Mary Vetsera as a child Viviana Durante
Rudolf's valet
Iain Webb
Count Larisch Matthew Trent
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: 7.32-8.11pm, Act II: 8.31-9.24pm, Act III: 9.44-10.20pm
Television - future relay: BBC Television; Director for television: Derek Bailey
Commercial video: Covent Garden Pioneer
Information source: Royal Opera House cast sheet for 5 February 1994 (in Royal Opera House Collections)