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Mayerling - 29 October 1984 Evening 

Ballet: Performance details

Company: The Royal Ballet
Venue: Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
Performance status: Revival
Conductor Ashley Lawrence
Leader John Brown
Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria-Hungary Stephen Jefferies
Baroness Mary Vetsera
his mistress
Lesley Collier
Princess Stephanie
his wife
Wendy Ellis
Emperor Franz Josef of Austria-Hungary
his father
Derek Rencher
Empress Elisabeth
his mother
Monica Mason
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
Simon Rice
Mitzi Caspar
a high-class prostitute, Rudolf's regular mistress
Genesia Rosato
Colonel 'Bay' Middleton
Elisabeth's lover
David Drew
Katherina Schratt
Franz Josef's friend
Gillian Knight
Alfred Grünfeld
a Pianist
Anthony Twiner
Baroness Helene Vetsera Gerd Larsen
Count Eduard Taafe
Prime Minister of Austria-Hungary
Christopher Newton
Count Hoyos
friend of Rudolf
Ross MacGibbon
Princess Louise
Stephanie's sister
Deirdre Eyden
Prince Philipp of Coburg
her husband, friend of Rudolf
Robert Jude
Princess Gisela
Rudolf's elder sister
Jacqui Tallis
Princess Valerie
Rudolf's younger sister
Christina Parker
Princess Valerie as a child Julie Rose
Mary Vetsera as a child Angela Cox
Rudolf's valet
Bruce Barraclough
Count Larisch Andrew Ward
Hungarian Officer
friend of Rudolf
Antony Dowson
Hungarian Officer
friend of Rudolf
Julian Hosking
Hungarian Officer
friend of Rudolf
Ashley Page
Hungarian Officer
friend of Rudolf
Mark Silver
Guests, chambermaids, whores, gentlemen, servants, ladies-in-waiting etc. Artists of The Royal Ballet
The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Information source: Royal Opera House programme for 29 October 1984 (in Royal Opera House Collections)