Mayerling

Dance, Ballet Royal Opera House , Covent Garden Monday October 8 2018 - Tuesday October 30 2018
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Mayerling

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Choreographer Kenneth MacMillan's appointment as director of the Royal Ballet in 1970 marked the moment when British ballet grew up. MacMillan had moved away from fairytale topics into more adult territory and emotions, and 'Mayerling' from 1978 is a fine example. Based on the real-life story of Crown Prince Rudolf, the Austro-Hungarian prince who died mysteriously in 1889, this is ballet as psychological drama with lashings of sex, death and intrigue.

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Venue name: Royal Opera House
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Address: Bow St
London
WC2E 9DD
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Transport: Tube: Covent Garden
Event website: http://www.roh.org.uk/productions/mayerling-by-kenneth-macmillan
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Ok I had balcony seats so it was difficult to see things that happened on the side which incidentally was quite integral to what was happening after consulting Wikipedia! What I didn't enjoy from watching afar was who was who in terms of the women as they all looked exactly the same. Lack of diversity or just limited wig and costume ideas? The dancing of all key casts was actually exquisite which enabled me to endure two intermissions!