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Mayerling - 14 October 1986 Evening 

Ballet: Performance details

Company: The Royal Ballet
Venue: Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
Performance status: Revival
Conductor Ashley Lawrence
Leader Richard Friedman
Cast
Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria-Hungary Stephen Jefferies
Baroness Mary Vetsera
his mistress
Jennifer Penney
Princess Stephanie
his wife
Wendy Ellis
Emperor Franz Josef of Austria-Hungary
his father
Derek Rencher
Empress Elisabeth
his mother
Sandra Conley
Countess Marie Larisch
lady-in-waiting to the Empress, ex-mistress of Rudolf
Merle Park
Baroness Helene Vetsera
Mary Vetsera's mother
Gerd Larsen
Bratfisch
Rudolf's private cab-driver and a popular entertainer
Simon Rice
Archduchess Sophie
Mother of Franz Josef
Julie Wood
Mitzi Caspar
a high-class prostitute, Rudolf's regular mistress
Rosalyn Whitten
Colonel 'Bay' Middleton
Elisabeth's lover
David Drew
Hungarian Officer
friend of Rudolf
Antony Dowson
Hungarian Officer
friend of Rudolf
Phillip Broomhead
Hungarian Officer
friend of Rudolf
Jonathan Cope
Hungarian Officer
friend of Rudolf
Mark Silver
Katherina Schratt
Franz Josef's friend
Faith Wilson
Alfred Grünfeld
a Pianist
Anthony Twiner
Count Eduard Taafe
Prime Minister of Austria-Hungary
Christopher Newton
Count Hoyos
friend of Rudolf
Christopher Saunders
Princess Louise
Stephanie's sister
Genesia Rosato
Prince Philipp of Coburg
her husband, friend of Rudolf
Robert Jude
Princess Gisela
Rudolf's elder sister
Nicola Tranah
Princess Valerie
Rudolf's younger sister
Fiona Brockway
Princess Valerie as a child Sally Fredericks
Mary Vetsera as a child Angela DeMello
Loschek
Rudolf's valet
Christopher Carr
Count Larisch Bruce Barraclough
Guests, chambermaids, whores, gentlemen, servants, ladies-in-waiting etc. Artists of The Royal Ballet
Students of The Royal Ballet School
The Orchestra of Sadler's Wells Royal Ballet
Notes: Part of the London Dance Festival 1986.
Information source: Royal Opera House programme for 14 October 1986 (in Royal Opera House Collections)