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Mayerling - 21 February 1978 Evening 

Ballet: Performance details

Company: The Royal Ballet
Venue: Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
Performance status: Original season
Conductor John Lanchbery
Leader Meyer Stolow
Cast
Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria-Hungary Stephen Jefferies
Baroness Mary Vetsera
his mistress
Alfreda Thorogood
Princess Stephanie
his wife
Denise Nunn
Emperor Franz Josef of Austria-Hungary
his father
Michael Somes
Empress Elisabeth
his mother
Monica Mason
Countess Marie Larisch
lady-in-waiting to the Empress, ex-mistress of Rudolf
Sandra Conley
Archduchess Sophie
Mother of Franz Josef
Julie Wood
Bratfisch
Rudolf's private cab-driver and a popular entertainer
Graham Fletcher
Mitzi Caspar
a high-class prostitute, Rudolf's regular mistress
Jennifer Penney
Colonel 'Bay' Middleton
Elisabeth's lover
David Drew
Katherina Schratt
Franz Josef's friend
Bernadette Greevy
Alfred Grünfeld
a pianist
Anthony Twiner
Baroness Helene Vetsera
Mary's mother
Gerd Larsen
Count Eduard Taafe
Prime Minister of Austria-Hungary
Leslie Edwards
Count Hoyos
friend of Rudolf
Ross MacGibbon
Princess Louise
Stephanie's sister
Deirdre Eyden
Prince Philipp of Coburg
her husband, friend of Rudolf
Derek Rencher
Princess Gisela
Rudolf's elder sister
Sally Inkin
Princess Valerie
Rudolf's younger sister
Susan Crow
Princess Valerie as a child Julie Rose
Mary Vetsera as a child Elizabeth Griffiths
Loschek
Rudolf's valet
Anthony Conway
Count Larisch Robert Jude
Hungarian Officer
friend of Rudolf
Michael Batchelor
Hungarian Officer
friend of Rudolf
Stephen Beagley
Hungarian Officer
friend of Rudolf
Michael Coleman
Hungarian Officer
friend of Rudolf
Derek Deane
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 21 February 1978 (in Royal Opera House Collections)