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Mayerling - 27 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
Cast
Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria-Hungary Rupert Pennefather
Baroness Mary Vetsera
his mistress
Melissa Hamilton
Princess Stephanie
his wife
Elizabeth Harrod
Emperor Franz Josef of Austria-Hungary
his father
Christopher Saunders
Empress Elisabeth
his mother
Kristen McNally
Countess Marie Larisch
lady-in-waiting to the Empress, ex-mistress of Rudolf
Marianela Nuñez
Baroness Helene Vetsera
Mary Vetsera's mother
Genesia Rosato
Bratfisch
Rudolf's private cab-driver and a popular entertainer
Brian Maloney
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
Bennet Gartside
Hungarian Officer Sergei Polunin
Hungarian Officer Valeri Hristov
Hungarian Officer Kenta Kura
Hungarian Officer Ludovic Ondiviela
Katherina Schratt
Franz Josef's friend
Louise Mott
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
Leanne Cope
Prince Philipp of Coburg
her husband, friend of Rudolf
Ryoichi Hirano
Princess Gisela
Rudolf's elder sister
Olivia Cowley
Princess Valerie
Rudolf's younger sister
Celisa Diuana
Princess Valerie as a child Gemma Pitchley-Gale
Mary Vetsera as a child Melissa Hamilton
Loschek
Rudolf's valet
James Hay
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: 7.33-8.13pm, Act II: 8.36-9.27pm, Act III: 9.51-10.28pm
Information source: Royal Opera House cast sheet and stage manager's report for 27 October 2009 (in Royal Opera House Collections)