Monday, 15th October 2018 - 7:15pm
TICKETS: Adults £15.00, Film Society Members & Friends of the Regal £12.50, Students £10.00.
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The Royal Ballet
Choreography Kenneth Macmillan
Music Franz Liszt
Arranged and Orchestrated By John Lanchbery
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. This ballet, bursting with intensity, madness and passion, proves that sometimes the truth is more scandalous than fiction.
Approximate running time: 3 hours 15 minutes, including two intervals