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MacMillan's balletic exploration of the events surrounding the suicide of Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria and his young mistress. Read More >

Political intrigue or passions too violent to survive? Whatever led to the double suicide of Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria-Hungary and his young mistress, Mary Vetsera, at Mayerling in January 1889 will never be fully known. Framed by the bleak and secret funeral of a court cover-up, Kenneth MacMillan’s penetrating interpretations of the events portrays a Prince trapped in an unwanted and loveless marriage, implicated in political intrigue and finally dependent on the solace of morphine.

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Important Dates & Timing

Opening Night: 17/03/2004

Closing Night: 16/06/2004

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Cast & Creative


Producer - ROH

Designer - Nicholas Georgiadis

Choreographer - Kenneth MacMillan

Lighting Designer - John B. Read

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