Mayerling: The Royal Ballet

23/01/1995
  |  Buy to Own: 23/01/1995
  |  127 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC
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Synopsis

The Royal Ballet presents a stellar cast in Kenneth MacMillan's ballet, filmed in 1994 for the BBC, with John Lanchbery's sumptuous scoring of music by Franz Liszt. The dramatic soundscape is matched by MacMillan's penetrating interpretation of the events surrounding the double suicide of Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria-Hungary and his young mistress, Mary Vetsera, at Mayerling in January 1889. The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House is conducted by Barry Wordsworth.