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Mayerling - 14 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
Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria-Hungary Johan Kobborg
Baroness Mary Vetsera
his mistress
Leanne Benjamin
Princess Stephanie
his wife
Emma Maguire
Emperor Franz Josef of Austria-Hungary
his father
Christopher Saunders
Empress Elisabeth
his mother
Deirdre Chapman
Countess Marie Larisch
lady-in-waiting to the Empress, ex-mistress of Rudolf
Laura Morera
Baroness Helene Vetsera
Mary Vetsera's mother
Genesia Rosato
Rudolf's private cab-driver and a popular entertainer
Jonathan Howells
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
Valeri Hristov
Hungarian Officer José Martín
Hungarian Officer Brian Maloney
Hungarian Officer Johannes Stepanek
Hungarian Officer Andrej Uspenski
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
Thomas Whitehead
Princess Louise
Stephanie's sister
Samantha Raine
Prince Philipp of Coburg
her husband, friend of Rudolf
Ernst Meisner
Princess Gisela
Rudolf's elder sister
Sian Murphy
Princess Valerie
Rudolf's younger sister
Francesca Filpi
Princess Valerie as a child Romany Pajdak
Mary Vetsera as a child Leanne Benjamin
Rudolf's valet
James Hay
Count Larisch Bennet Gartside
Guests, chambermaids, whores, gentlemen, servants, ladies-in-waiting Artists of The Royal Ballet
The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Durations: Act I: 7.31-8.12pm, Act II: 8.35-9.27pm, Act III: 9.51-10.28pm
Information source: Royal Opera House cast sheet and stage manager's report for 14 October 2009 (in Royal Opera House Collections)