The Royal Ballet
Kenneth MacMillan's Mayerling
The Royal Ballet returns to The Music Center with Kenneth MacMillan's Mayerling, a tale of dangerous desires, family secrets and political intrigue. Based on the true story of the deaths in 1889 of Austro-Hungarian Crown Prince Rudolf and his teenage mistress Mary Vetsera, and set in the brilliant backdrop of the Viennese palace, Mayerling brings to life the vividly absorbing incident that shook the royal courts of the 19th century. This dark and intense ballet with live orchestra was first created for The Royal Ballet by Kenneth MacMillan in 1978 and is regarded by many as among MacMillan’s finest works.
Please note: Mayerling contains adult themes. Recommended for ages 12 and older. This production employs the use of theatrical haze and gun shots. Programming, schedule and artists are subject to change.
July 5 cast: Ryoichi Hirano, Natalia Osipova, Sarah Lamb, Kristen McNally, Francesca Hayward, Marianela Nuñez, Alexander Campbell, Christopher Saunders, Gary Avis
July 6 cast: Matthew Ball, Sarah Lamb, Laura Morera, Itziar Mendizabal, Meaghan Grace Hinkis, Mayara Magri, James Hay, Gary Avis, Nehemiah Kish
July 7 cast: Thiago Soares, Lauren Cuthbertson, Itziar Mendizabal, Lara Turk, Anna Rose O’Sullivan, Claire Calvert, Paul Kay, Alastair Marriott, Gary Avis
Join us one hour before the performances for DanceTalks, a fascinating behind-the-scenes pre-performance discussion with dance historian Elizabeth Kaye.
July 5, 2019 | 6:30 p.m.
July 6, 2019 | 6:30 p.m.
July 7, 2019 | 1:00 p.m.
The Music Center's Dorothy Chandler Pavilion