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Witness a revival of Mayerling, a romantic tragedy ballet from the renowned choreographer Kenneth MacMillan. Catch the story of Prince Rudolf and his secret affair with Baroness Mary Vetsera.

Why Watch Mayerling

A three-act work, Mayerling delves into the political intrigues and the secrets of the Habsburg monarchy. The Crown Prince of Austria, Rudolf is trapped in a loveless marriage to Princess Stephanie of Belgium. He falls in love with the 17-year old Baroness Mary Vetsera and enters into a scandalous affair with her. Will the couple be forced to give each other up due to interference from the Emperor?

Mayerling is renowned British choreographer Kenneth MacMillan’s most famous ballet and was first showcased in 1978. It was critically acclaimed for investing the audience into the story and fate of the characters with an infusion of authenticity and solemnity. Mayerling is the combined work of some of the greatest artists in their fields. The set design was by renowned painter and designer Nicholas Georgiadis, the libretto was set by British writer Gillian Freeman, and music by legendary composer Franz Liszt. MacMillan’s choreography brilliantly captures the emotion of Liszt’s music and his focus on the story of the characters is excellently executed, while not losing the charm of a ballet. Do not miss this gripping ballet about love and sacrifice!

Good For

Fans of Kenneth MacMillan | Lovers of Ballet

Cancellation policy

These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

Show Details

Opening: 12 May 2020
End: 30 May 2020

Show Timings
7:30 PM on the following dates:
May: 12-15, 16, 19, 20, 22, 23, 25-30

2:30 PM & 8:00 PM on May 21

Conducted By
Martin Yates

Gillian Freeman

Music By
Franz Liszt

Choreography By
Kenneth MacMillan

Additional Info

2 hrs 45 min with 2 intervals

Recommended for all ages

The Palais Garnier has a seating capacity of 1900

Outside Food
It is forbidden to consume food and / or drinks in the theater

Dress Code
Smart and casual wear is recommended. Keep in mind, the theater is air conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly

You will receive an email confirmation along with your mobile voucher shortly. Please display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the Box Office of Palais Garnier, 45 minutes before the performance.

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