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Mayerling - 29 October 2009 Evening 7.30pm

Ballet: Performance details

Company: The Royal Ballet
Venue: Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
Performance status: Revival
Conductor Martin Yates
Associate Concert Master Ania Safonova
Cast
Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria-Hungary Carlos Acosta
Baroness Mary Vetsera
his mistress
Tamara Rojo
Princess Stephanie
his wife
Iohna Loots
Emperor Franz Josef of Austria-Hungary
his father
David Drew
Empress Elisabeth
his mother
Cindy Jourdain
Countess Marie Larisch
lady-in-waiting to the Empress, ex-mistress of Rudolf
Mara Galeazzi
Baroness Helene Vetsera
Mary Vetsera's mother
Christina Arestis
Bratfisch
Rudolf's private cab-driver and a popular entertainer
Ricardo Cervera
Archduchess Sophie
mother of Franz Josef
Ursula Hageli
Mitzi Caspar
a high-class prostitute, Rudolf's regular mistress
Laura Morera
Colonel 'Bay' Middleton
Elisabeth's lover
David Makhateli
Hungarian Officer Bennet Gartside
Hungarian Officer Valeri Hristov
Hungarian Officer Yohei Sasaki
Hungarian Officer Thomas Whitehead
Katherina Schratt
Franz Josef's friend
Louise Mott
Alfred Grünfeld
a pianist
Philip Cornfield
Count Eduard Taafe
Prime Minister of Austria-Hungary
Alastair Marriott
Count Hoyos
friend of Rudolf
Eric Underwood
Princess Louise
Stephanie's sister
Emma Maguire
Prince Philipp of Coburg
her husband, friend of Rudolf
David Pickering
Princess Gisela
Rudolf's elder sister
Olivia Cowley
Princess Valerie
Rudolf's younger sister
Francesca Filpi
Princess Valerie as a child Leanne Cope
Mary Vetsera as a child Tamara Rojo
Loschek
Rudolf's valet
Michael Stojko
Count Larisch Johannes Stepanek
Guests, chambermaids, whores, gentlemen, servants, ladies-in-waiting Artists of The Royal Ballet
The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Notes: Performance marks the 17th anniversary of Kenneth MacMillan's death backstage at the Royal Opera House during a revival of 'Mayerling'.
Durations: Act I: 7.31-8.12pm, Act II: 8.33-9.24pm, Act III: 9.46-10.23pm
Information source: Royal Opera House cast sheet and stage manager's report for 29 October 2009 (in Royal Opera House Collections)