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DARK AND DANGEROUS BALLET: ‘MAYERLING’. FILMED AT THE ROYAL OPERA HOUSE

Steven McRae as Crown Prince Rudolf in Kenneth MacMillan’s production of Mayerling for The Royal Ballet. ©ROH 2017.
Photograph by Alice Pennefather

During 2018/19, the Royal Opera House in London’s Covent Garden will exclusively present ten thrilling performances of world-class opera and ballet to cinemas across Australia. This forms part of the Royal Opera House’s celebrations of ten years of cinema broadcasting in 2018 and of selling more than one million cinema tickets worldwide during the 2017/18 Season.

The 2018/19 programme opens with Kenneth MacMillan’s dark and dangerous ballet MAYERLING . Based on true events in the life of Austria’s Crown Prince Rudolf (danced by Australia’s Steven McRae), the ballet tells the story of a politically volatile empire, and an illicit love affair between Rudolf and the young Baroness Mary Vetsera (Sarah Lamb) which ends in tragedy. Continue reading DARK AND DANGEROUS BALLET: ‘MAYERLING’. FILMED AT THE ROYAL OPERA HOUSE