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Mayerling - 24 March 2004 Evening 7.30pm

Ballet: Performance details

Company: The Royal Ballet
Venue: Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
Performance status: Revival
Conductor Graham Bond
Concert Master Peter Manning
Cast
Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria-Hungary Carlos Acosta
Baroness Mary Vetsera
his mistress
Leanne Benjamin
Princess Stephanie
his wife
Natasha Oughtred
Emperor Franz Josef of Austria-Hungary
his father
William Tuckett
Empress Elisabeth
his mother
Isabel McMeekan
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
Sandra Conley
Mitzi Caspar
a high-class prostitute, Rudolf's regular mistress
Laura Morera
Colonel 'Bay' Middleton
Elisabeth's lover
Christopher Saunders
Hungarian Officer
Friend of Rudolf
Thiago Soares
Hungarian Officer
Friend of Rudolf
Kenta Kura
Hungarian Officer
Friend of Rudolf
Johannes Stepanek
Hungarian Officer
Friend of Rudolf
Bennet Gartside
Katherina Schratt
Franz Josef's friend
Elizabeth Sikora
Alfred Grünfeld
a pianist
Philip Gammon
Count Eduard Taafe
Prime Minister of Austria-Hungary
Alastair Marriott
Count Hoyos
friend of Rudolf
Thomas Whitehead
Princess Louise
Stephanie's sister
Victoria Hewitt
Prince Philipp of Coburg
her husband, friend of Rudolf
David Pickering
Princess Gisela
Rudolf's elder sister
Christina Elida Salerno
Princess Valerie
Rudolf's younger sister
Chloe Davies
Princess Valerie as a child Leanne Cope
Mary Vetsera as a child Leanne Benjamin
Loschek
Rudolf's valet
Michael Stojko
Count Larisch Valeri Hristov
Guests, chambermaids, whores, gentlemen, servants, ladies-in-waiting Artists of The Royal Ballet
The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Durations: Act I: 7.35-8.14pm, Act II: 8.34-9.27pm, Act III: 9.47-10.23pm
Information source: Royal Opera House cast sheet and stage manager's report for 24 March 2004 (in Royal Opera House Collections)