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Work: Mayerling

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ComposerLiszt, Franz (1811-1886)
PeriodRomantic
Work typeDance
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ParisMayerling

Liszt: Mayerling
Sir Kenneth MacMillan; Ballet de l'Opéra de Paris; Martin Yates; Nicholas Georgiadis; Orchestre de l'Opéra national de Paris
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The Royal Ballet opens the new season with Mayerling

Natalia Osipova (Mary Vetsera) and Ryoichi Hirano (Rudolf) in Mayerling © ROH, 2018 | Helen Maybanks
A new season for The Royal Ballet and a new star is "born" in this performance that highlights the company's strength in depth   
***11
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Mayerling, The Royal Ballet

Edward Watson (Crown prince Rudolf) © Alice Pennefather | ROH 2017
A career defining performance by Edward Watson, well supported by a memorable cast
****1
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Kenneth MacMillan's Mayerling makes a darkly compelling night at Covent Garden

When the cast sheet warns the audience that there will be gunshots in each act, you know you are not at The Nutcracker. Kenneth MacMillan’s 1978 ballet Mayerling is famously about sex, obsession, madness and death – a cocktail that apparently sells enough tickets to ensure its regular revival at the Royal Opera House.
****1
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Zwischen Liebespsychose und Historienspiel: MacMillans Mayerling

Friedemann Vogel © Stuttgarter Ballett
Kenneth Macmillan zeigt in Mayerling eine grandiose Charakterstudie mit einem Wechselbad der Gefühle.
****1
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