Number of Discs:
2.0 PCM & 5.1 DTS
FR, DE, ES (extra features only)
Liszt: Mayerling (The Royal Ballet)
Edward Watson (Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria-Hungary); Mara Galeazzi (Baroness Mary Vetsera);
Edward Watson takes the role of Crown Prince Rudolf in Kenneth MacMillan's compelling ballet which lives out the final eight years of Rudolf's life with its relentless downward spiral of political intrigue, drugs and murder. It culminates with the suicide pact at the hunting lodge -known as Mayerling - between Rudolf and his 17-year-oldmistress, Mary Vetsera (Mara Galeazzi).
Filmed in high definition and recorded in true surround sound.
" while Mara Galeazzi as Mary Vetsera nearly stole theshow with her natural conviction, exuberance andauthoritative technique, the evening belonged to Watson as Rudolf, one of the most challenging male roles ever created." (The Sunday Express )
"A contorted Edward Watson as death-obsessed Austrian royalty leads a brilliant Royal Ballet ensemble in Opus Artes second DVD of Kenneth MacMillans stunner." (BBC Music Magazine)
Illustrated Synopsis. Cast gallery. Principles in rehearsal with Edward Watson and Mara Galeazzi. Short feature on costumes.