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BUY TICKETS 2pm Sunday 21 October
BALLET broadcast AS LIVE from the Royal Opera House
Dangerous desires, family secrets and political intrigues twist through every moment of daring choreography in Kenneth MacMillan’s ballet inspired by true events.
Mayerling is a classic of the Royal Ballet repertory, with its emotional depth, haunting imagery, and one of the most demanding roles ever created for a male dancer. Kenneth MacMillan choreographed a complex work around the psychologically tormented heir to the Habsburg Empire, Crown Prince Rudolf. From the ballet’s start, the glamour of the Austro-Hungarian court is contrasted with undercurrents of sexual and political intrigue that drive the story to its violent climax.
The large cast allows for impressive ensembles in addition to the ballet’s many solos of distinctive character and pas de deux of disturbing eroticism. This ballet, bursting with intensity, madness and passion, proves that sometimes the truth is more scandalous than fiction.
Steven McRae will dance the part of Crown Prince Rudolf and Sarah Lamb the part of Baroness Mary Vetsera.
Tickets: Full £19 Adult concessions £17 19-30 £15 18 & under £10
Running time: 3 hrs 15 mins (inc two intervals)
Doors open: 1.30pm
Certificate: This screening is certified 12A As Live. Click here for more information.