ROH, Recorded Live
The Royal Ballet kicks off the new season with Kenneth MacMillan’s haunting psychological ballet.
Music: Franz Liszt
Choreography: Kenneth MacMillan
STARRING: Steven McRae, Sarah Lamb, Meaghan Grace Hinkis
Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria-Hungary is emotionally unstable and haunted by his obsession with death. He is forced to marry Princess Stephanie. Soon afterwards his former lover Marie Larisch introduces him to a new mistress, Mary Vetsera, a young woman who shares his morbid fascination.
Dangerous desires, family secrets and political intrigues twist through every moment of daring choreography in Kenneth MacMillan’s ballet inspired by true events.
This dark and intense ballet was created for The Royal Ballet in 1978 and is regarded by many as among Kenneth MacMillan’s finest works.
(including two intervals)