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Inspired by dark and gripping real life events, this Royal Ballet classic depicts the sexual and morbid obsessions of Crown Prince Rudolf leading to the murder-suicide scandal with his mistress Mary Vetsera. The oppressive glamour of the Austro-Hungarian court in the 1880s sets the scene for a suspenseful drama of psychological and political intrigue as Rudolf fixates on his mortality. Kenneth MacMillan's 1978 ballet remains a masterpiece of storytelling and this revival marks 30 years since the choreographer’s death. Expect to see some of the most daring and emotionally demanding performances in the Company's repertoire.
Starring: Ryoichi Hirano, Natalia Osipova, Laura Morera, Christina Arestis, Francesca Hayward, Marianela Núñez, Luca Acri, Christopher Saunders, Gary Avis
Director: Koen Kessels
Running Time: 205 minutes