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Mayerling - 14 February 1978 Evening 

Ballet: Performance details

Company: The Royal Ballet
Venue: Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
Performance status: Original season
Conductor John Lanchbery
Leader Meyer Stolow
Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria-Hungary David Wall
Baroness Mary Vetsera
his mistress
Lynn Seymour
Princess Stephanie
his wife
Wendy Ellis
Emperor Franz Josef of Austria-Hungary
his father
Michael Somes
Empress Elisabeth
his mother
Georgina Parkinson
Countess Marie Larisch
lady-in-waiting to the Empress, ex-mistress of Rudolf
Merle Park
Archduchess Sophie
Mother of Franz Josef
Julie Wood
Rudolf's private cab-driver and a popular entertainer
Graham Fletcher
Mitzi Caspar
a high-class prostitute, Rudolf's regular mistress
Laura Connor
Colonel 'Bay' Middleton
Elisabeth's lover
David Drew
Katherina Schratt
Franz Josef's friend
Bernadette Greevy
Alfred Grünfeld
a pianist
Anthony Twiner
Baroness Helene Vetsera
Mary's mother
Gerd Larsen
Count Eduard Taafe
Prime Minister of Austria-Hungary
Leslie Edwards
Count Hoyos
friend of Rudolf
Ross MacGibbon
Princess Louise
Stephanie's sister
Genesia Rosato
Prince Philipp of Coburg
her husband, friend of Rudolf
Derek Rencher
Princess Gisela
Rudolf's elder sister
Sally Inkin
Princess Valerie
Rudolf's younger sister
Marguerite Porter
Princess Valerie as a child Julie Rose
Mary Vetsera as a child Elizabeth Griffiths
Rudolf's valet
Anthony Conway
Count Larisch Robert Jude
Hungarian Officer
friend of Rudolf
Michael Coleman
Hungarian Officer
friend of Rudolf
Derek Deane
Hungarian Officer
friend of Rudolf
Stephen Beagley
Hungarian Officer
friend of Rudolf
Michael Batchelor
Guests, chambermaids, whores, gentlemen, servants, ladies-in-waiting etc. Artists of The Royal Ballet
The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Event: The Royal Ballet Gala performance of 'Mayerling' 14 February 1978
Information source: Royal Opera House programme for 14 February 1978 (in Royal Opera House Collections)