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Mayerling - 1 May 2007 Evening 7.30pm

Ballet: Performance details

Company: The Royal Ballet
Venue: Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
Performance status: Revival
Conductor Martin Yates
Assistant Concert Master Melissa Forshaw
Cast
Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria-Hungary Johan Kobborg
Baroness Mary Vetsera
his mistress
Mara Galeazzi
Princess Stephanie
his wife
Roberta Marquez
Emperor Franz Josef of Austria-Hungary
his father
Christopher Saunders
Empress Elisabeth
his mother
Isabel McMeekan
Countess Marie Larisch
lady-in-waiting to the Empress, ex-mistress of Rudolf
Laura Morera
Baroness Helene Vetsera
Mary's mother
Genesia Rosato
Bratfisch
Rudolf's private cab-driver and a popular entertainer
Jonathan Howells
Archduchess Sophie
mother of Franz Josef
Gail Taphouse
Mitzi Caspar
a high-class prostitute, Rudolf's regular mistress
Deirdre Chapman
Colonel 'Bay' Middleton
Elisabeth's lover
Valeri Hristov
Hungarian Officer
friend of Rudolf
Zachary Faruque
Hungarian Officer
friend of Rudolf
Kenta Kura
Hungarian Officer
friend of Rudolf
Ludovic Ondiviela
Hungarian Officer
friend of Rudolf
Bennet Gartside
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
Natasha Oughtred
Prince Philipp of Coburg
her husband, friend of Rudolf
David Pickering
Princess Gisela
Rudolf's elder sister
Christina Elida Salerno
Princess Valerie
Rudolf's younger sister
Francesca Filpi
Princess Valerie as a child Romany Pajdak
Mary Vetsera as a child Mara Galeazzi
Loschek
Rudolf's valet
Michael Stojko
Count Larisch Joshua Tuifua
Guests, chambermaids, whores, gentlemen, servants, ladies-in-waiting Artists of The Royal Ballet
The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Sponsor: Phil Swallow (role of Baroness Mary Vetsera); Caroline Swallow (role of Baroness Mary Vetsera)
Durations: Act I: 7.33-8.14pm, Act II: 8.35-9.27pm, Act III: 9.50-10.27pm
Information source: Royal Opera House cast sheet and stage manager's report for 1 May 2007 (in Royal Opera House Collections)