Mayerling - Ballet - Season 22/23 Programming - Opéra national de Paris

Sales open on 14 June 2022 at 12h00

  • Ballet

    Mayerling

    Kenneth MacMillan

    Palais Garnier - from 22 October to 12 November 2022

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Mayerling

Palais Garnier - from 22 October to 12 November 2022

Sales open on 14 June 2022 at 12h00

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Mayerling

Ballet Kenneth MacMillan

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Palais Garnier - from 22 October to 12 November 2022

2h40 with 2 intervals

  • Pre‑opening for the young : 22 Oct. 2022

    Opening night : 25 Oct. 2022

About

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First performed in 1978 by the Royal Ballet in London, Mayerling, along with L’Histoire de Manon, is Kenneth MacMillan’s most famous ballet. For this vast, three‑act fresco, the British choreographer drew inspiration from an historic event: the suicide of the archduke Rodolphe, heir to the Austrian throne, in the company of his mistress, the baroness Marie Vetsera, in a hunting lodge in Mayerling, near Vienna, in 1889. What could have driven the son of the emperor Franz‑Joseph I and Sissi to such an act? Kenneth MacMillan unpicks the social, political and personal pressures at work, alternating between the grandiose and the intimate. Underpinned by the romantic music of Franz Liszt, his highly virtuoso choreography, providing some of the most demanding male roles in the repertoire, portrays in masterly fashion the emotions of characters ill‑used by history.

  • Opening
  • First part 40 mn
  • Intermission 20 mn
  • Second part 50 mn
  • Intermission 20 mn
  • Third part 30 mn
  • End

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    • Music :

      Franz Liszt - (1811‑1886)

    • Libretto :

      Gillian Freeman

    • Choreography :

      Kenneth MacMillan

    • Conductor :

      Martin Yates

    • Arrangements and orchestration :

      John Lanchbery

    • Set design :

      Nicholas Georgiadis

    • Costume design :

      Nicholas Georgiadis

    • Lighting design :

      John B. Read

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