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Mayerling - 3 November 2009 Evening 7.30pm

Ballet: Performance details

Company: The Royal Ballet
Venue: Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
Performance status: Revival
Conductor Martin Yates
Associate Concert Master Ania Safonova
Cast
Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria-Hungary Thiago Soares
Baroness Mary Vetsera
his mistress
Mara Galeazzi
Princess Stephanie
his wife
Samantha Raine
Emperor Franz Josef of Austria-Hungary
his father
Gary Avis
Empress Elisabeth
his mother
Christina Arestis
Countess Marie Larisch
lady-in-waiting to the Empress, ex-mistress of Rudolf
Laura Morera
Baroness Helene Vetsera
Mary Vetsera's mother
Gillian Revie
Bratfisch
Rudolf's private cab-driver and entertainer
Paul Kay
Archduchess Sophie
mother of Franz Josef
Ursula Hageli
Mitzi Caspar
a high-class prostitute, Rudolf's regular mistress
Helen Crawford
Colonel 'Bay' Middleton
Elisabeth's lover
Ryoichi Hirano
Hungarian Officer José Martín
Hungarian Officer Kenta Kura
Hungarian Officer Thomas Whitehead
Hungarian Officer Andrej Uspenski
Katherina Schratt
Franz Josef's friend
Louise Mott
Alfred Grünfeld
a pianist
Philip Cornfield
Count Eduard Taafe
Prime Minister of Austria-Hungary
Bennet Gartside
Count Hoyos
friend of Rudolf
Valeri Hristov
Princess Louise
Stephanie's sister
Leanne Cope
Prince Philipp of Coburg
her husband, friend of Rudolf
David Pickering
Princess Gisela
Rudolf's elder sister
Olivia Cowley
Princess Valerie
Rudolf's younger sister
Celisa Diuana
Princess Valerie as a child Sabina Westcombe
Mary Vetsera as a child Mara Galeazzi
Loschek
Rudolf's valet
Tristan Dyer
Count Larisch Yohei Sasaki
Guests, chambermaids, whores, gentlemen, servants, ladies-in-waiting Artists of The Royal Ballet
The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Durations: Act I: 7.32-8.13pm, Act II: 8.33-9.24pm, Act III: 9.44-10.21pm
Information source: Royal Opera House cast sheet and stage manager's report for 3 November 2009 (in Royal Opera House Collections)