Opus Arte

Mayerling DVD (The Royal Ballet) 2009

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 and its relentless downward spiral of political intrigue, drugs and murder. The ballet culminates with a suicide pact at a hunting lodge between Rudolf and his 17-year-old mistress, Mary Vetsera. Filmed in High Definition and recorded in true surround sound.

Music: Franz Liszt,
Arranged and orchestrated: John Lanchbery
Crown Prince Rudolf:Edward Watson
Baroness Mary Vetsera: Mara Galeazzi
Countess Marie Larisch:  Sarah Lamb
Artists of the Royal Ballet 

Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Conductor: Barry Wordsworth 
Choreography: Kenneth MacMillan 
Designs: Nicholas Georgiadias
Scenario:  Gillian Freeman
Lighting: John B. Read
Staging: Grant Coyle, Monica Mason, Monica Parker
Produced and Directed: Ross MacGibbon 

Plus:Illustrated synopsis, cast gallery, Principles in rehearsal with Edward Watson and Mara Galeazzi, short feature on costumes

Picture: 16:9
Sound: 2.0 PCM & 5.1 DTS Master Audio
Format: NTSC 
Region code: 0 Worldwide
Running Time: 157 mins
Menu language: EN
Subtitles: FR/DE/ES (extra features only)

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