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Mayerling - 7 October 2009 Evening 7.30pm

Ballet: Performance details

Company: The Royal Ballet
Venue: Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
Performance status: Revival
Conductor Barry Wordsworth
Associate Concert Master Ania Safonova
Cast
Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria-Hungary Edward Watson
Baroness Mary Vetsera
his mistress
Mara Galeazzi
Princess Stephanie
his wife
Iohna Loots
Emperor Franz Josef of Austria-Hungary
his father
William Tuckett
Empress Elisabeth
his mother
Cindy Jourdain
Countess Marie Larisch
lady-in-waiting to the Empress, ex-mistress of Rudolf
Sarah Lamb
Baroness Helene Vetsera
Mary Vetsera's mother
Elizabeth McGorian
Bratfisch
Rudolf's private cab-driver and a popular entertainer
Steven McRae
Archduchess Sophie
mother of Franz Josef
Ursula Hageli
Mitzi Caspar
a high-class prostitute, Rudolf's regular mistress
Laura Morera
Colonel 'Bay' Middleton
Elisabeth's lover
Gary Avis
Hungarian Officer
friend of Rudolf
Sergei Polunin
Hungarian Officer
friend of Rudolf
Bennet Gartside
Hungarian Officer
friend of Rudolf
Yohei Sasaki
Hungarian Officer
friend of Rudolf
Thomas Whitehead
Katherina Schratt
Franz Josef's friend
Elizabeth Sikora
Alfred Grünfeld
a pianist
Paul Stobart
Count Eduard Taafe
Prime Minister of Austria-Hungary
Alastair Marriott
Count Hoyos
friend of Rudolf
Johannes Stepanek
Princess Louise
Stephanie's sister
Romany Pajdak
Prince Philipp of Coburg
her husband, friend of Rudolf
David Pickering
Princess Gisela
Rudolf's elder sister
Sian Murphy
Princess Valerie
Rudolf's younger sister
Francesca Filpi
Princess Valerie as a child Leanne Cope
Mary Vetsera as a child Mara Galeazzi
Loschek
Rudolf's valet
Michael Stojko
Count Larisch Valeri Hristov
Guests, chambermaids, whores, gentlemen, servants, ladies-in-waiting Artists of The Royal Ballet
The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Notes: Paul Hamlyn First Night. All tickets to this performance were sold exclusively through 'The Sun' newspaper at reduced prices. Performance dedicated to the memory of Lord Hamlyn (1926-2001). Monica Mason introduced the performance from the stage.
Sponsor: The Helen Hamlyn Trust (performance); The Sun (performance)
Durations: Introduction by Monica Mason: 7.34-7.35pm, Act I: 7.35-8.17pm, Act II: 8.37-9.28pm, Act III: 9.49-10.24pm
Information source: Royal Opera House cast sheet and stage manager's report for 7 October 2009 (in Royal Opera House Collections)