AROP evening — Ballet


25 Oct. 2022

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  • 2h40 with 2 intermissions
  • Première
  • Palais Garnier
  • Cocktail attire


Production de 2019

  • Conductor

    Martin Yates

  • Music

    Franz Liszt

  • Libretto

    Gillian Freeman

  • Choreography

    Kenneth MacMillan

  • Arrangements and orchestration

    John Lanchbery

  • Set design

    Nicholas Georgiadis

  • Costume design

    Nicholas Georgiadis

  • Lighting design

    John B. Read

First performed in 1978 by the Royal Ballet in London, Mayerling, along with L’Histoire de Manon, is Kenneth MacMillan’s most famous ballet. For this vast, three‑act fresco, the British choreographer drew inspiration from an historic event: the suicide of the archduke Rodolphe, heir to the Austrian throne, in the company of his mistress, the baroness Marie Vetsera, in a hunting lodge in Mayerling, near Vienna, in 1889. What could have driven the son of the emperor Franz‑Joseph I and Sissi to such an act? Kenneth MacMillan unpicks the social, political and personal pressures at work, alternating between the grandiose and the intimate. Underpinned by the romantic music of Franz Liszt, his highly virtuoso choreography, providing some of the most demanding male roles in the repertoire, portrays in masterly fashion the emotions of characters ill‑used by history.


Production de 2019

  • Crown Prince Rudolf

    Hugo Marchand

  • Baroness Mary Vetsera

    Dorothée Gilbert

  • Countess Marie Larisch

    Hannah O'Neill

  • Princess Stephanie

    Silvia Saint-Martin

  • Emperor Franz Josef of Austria-Hungary

    Yann Chailloux

  • Empress Elisabeth

    Laura Hecquet

  • Mizzi Kaspar

    Valentine Colasante

  • Bratfisch

    Marc Moreau

  • 19:30

    First part

  • 20:10

    Intermission cocktail

  • 20:30

    Second part

  • 21:20

    Intermission cocktail

  • 21:40

    Third part

  • 22:10

    End of the performance

  • 22:25


[EXTRAIT] MAYERLING by Kenneth MacMillan (Dorothée Gilbert et Hugo Marchand)

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[EXTRAIT] MAYERLING by Kenneth MacMillan (Valentine Colasante)

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[EXTRAIT] MAYERLING by Kenneth MacMillan (Hugo Marchand)

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[EXTRAIT] MAYERLING by Kenneth MacMillan

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[INTERVIEW] MAYERLING un tour de force psychologique

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